What a joy it is to be your pastor! I am happy to be getting to know you as individuals and as a congregation. If we haven’t yet had a chance to shake hands and talk in person, then I hope that you will introduce yourself to me the next time you are at the church so that we can begin to know each other.
It is wonderful to be back in the regular fall schedule of things here in the life of the church. I hope that you are taking advantage of the opportunities that are available at the First United Methodist Church of Pueblo to deepen your faith and to use the gifts that God has given to you to serve others. If you need help in connecting with a class or a study or a place to give back, please let me know. I would be happy to help you.
Thank you for being such a loving, caring, and giving church. We have 150 wonderful years of ministry in our history and I am excited to see what the next 150 years will bring! Together we will work to live into all that God wants us to be.
God bless you,
Pastor Kirsten Barlow
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
(Romans 12: 4-8)