Updated: Jun 23, 2019
From July 2019
Our church, the Contoocook United Methodist Church, embarks on a new journey on July 1st. This is similar to what you experienced more than 30 years ago. As your Pastor, I will remain your pastor in a 1/2 time capacity, however, you will be sharing me with Goffstown were I will be 1/4 time. As every journey allows us to develop intimate, close, and deep relationships, this new aspect of our will provide increased opportunities for us to grow biblically faithful, relationally inseparable, and outwardly godly in our Faith community and in this town.
Biblically Faithful, Relationally Inseparable, and Outwardly Godly Community
Christians are the people who are looking for a biblically faithful life, with the Bible as the top authority, relationally inseparable as a part of the body of Christ, which is the church, and outwardly the family of God toward the community around the church.
The First Church on Earth
In order to be such a church, there must be the time to eat together and worship together as the early church did Acts 2:46-47. The early church became the real family of God through spending more time together by eating and worshipping, even living together for 24 hours.
One thing the real family does is Walking Together. Walking with someone is happy and enjoyable but sometimes it often difficult and hard to continually move in unison. However, it is important for the real family to walk together through all kinds of situations, whether it is good or bad, happy or sad, peaceful times or times of suffering.
Noah was recorded as a righteous man in the Bible. The Bible describes Noah as a man who walked together with God, he had close fellowship with God. The church must be the place for the people who are called as righteous man through Jesus Christ, to gather in his Name. The main reason we can walk together even though we experience times of difficulty or sufferings, is that we are all walking together because of Jesus Christ.
Share Little Bit More of Your life
Each one of us might need to sacrifice more of our own time, energy, or relationship to build up our church as a godly community. If each one of us shares a little bit more of our time, heart, and energy, our church will be the one like the early church in Acts 2.
Our new journey will start begin July 1st. I look forward to seeing all of you, as we share more time eating and having fun together!
“They worshipped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity - all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:46-47)