FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
We are Christians proclaiming God's love through Worship, Stewardship, Education and Outreach Ministries.
Our mission is: Serving His children whenever there is a need.

310 W. 11th Street, Pueblo Colorado, 81003


Greetings!Pastor Kirsten Barlow

 December 2014

 Dear Friends,

 Well, winter seems to have arrived after an extended summer-like fall season!  Thanksgiving is but a memory and Christmas is rapidly approaching.  Where does the time go?

 I want to take a moment to thank all of you who participated in our church visioning workshop in November.  About 40 of our church leaders gathered together for a day and a half of reflection, prayer, and imagining our future.  During that time, we worked to get our arms around just what our core values are as a church and in light of those values what our mission is as a church and what our vision is for the future.

 So, let me share with you what the group came up with…

 Our Core Values as a church are: Worship • Community • Outreach

 Our Mission Statement is:  We are a worshipping community seeking to be the hands of Christ reaching out to others in love.

 Our Vision Statement is: 

We see ourselves called to glorify God through: 

·         Inspirational worship which strengthens our journey with Christ

·         Prayerful study of the Scriptures, guided by the Holy Spirit 

·         Powerful music ministries which unite us in worship of God

We understand ourselves to be a community: 

·         Grounded in prayer

·         Experiencing and sharing God’s active grace

·         Creating a loving and nurturing environment for discipleship with people of all ages and stages of life

We minister in the world with compassion, respect, acceptance, and love through:

·         Personal and cooperative outreach to our community and beyond

·         Continued support of global mission opportunities through the United Methodist connection

·         Challenging ourselves to respond to emerging needs in our area and the world

Each ministry area in the church will be actively discerning how we live out our mission and vision.  I am excited to be serving here in Pueblo during this time.

 This is a wonderful season!  Please take a look at all of the information in this issue of the Chimes so that you won’t miss any of the exciting things that are happening. 

 This is a great time of the year to invite a friend or a family member or a neighbor or a co-worker to join you at church.  The children’s Christmas play is a great event to invite people to as well as our Holiday Musical and Christmas Eve services. 

 In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Advent, I hope that you will take time to reflect and to give thanks for the great gift of Jesus that we have been given.

 Christ the Savior is Born!

 I look forward to seeing you in worship this Sunday!

 God bless you,

Kirsten

Pastor Kirsten Barlow

 Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 

Luke 2: 10-11


Sermon November 23, 2014 (MP3 audio, turn speakers on)(text)  - - - Recent sermons. Full service is available on CD from church office for $2.00