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From the Pastor

MCC Hartford October 2019 Newsletter

Greetings, friends.

Homecoming Sunday was a wonderful celebration! And, now, as the leaves change, the days get shorter, and the nights cooler we turn our attention toward the church Annual Congregational Meeting that is scheduled for October 13th after worship service. How important this day is in the life of the church! We look back at the previous year and then look forward to the plans and ministries we might have going forward.

What will God call us to do? How will the Spirit move us? Whose hearts will we touch, what inspiration will we provide, and what education will we offer? What social justice action will we take and in what forms? Will we pray with our feet as we march for justice, feed the hungry in our neighborhood, bring the Good News of God’s love to people here and around the world?  These (and more) questions are on our minds and hearts as we look back at where we have been and then forward to the journey with God we will make this coming year.

So, don’t forget to fill out your 2019/2020 pledge that will identify the gifts you plan to give (in time, talent, and treasure) as we, together, shape and share the future of this church, its ministries, and answer its calling—with God’s blessing. The year is nearly ready to begin and I hope you are as excited as I am in imagining all the possibilities the year holds as we join hands and walk together listening for the ‘still small voice’ of God.

In these times, our ministry is needed more than ever…and we can count on God to send us to places and people who haven’t heard yet – they, too, are God’s Beloved. This is life giving and life affirming news, indeed…for love holds the power to change everything. And, God is inviting us to be messengers.

Blessings on the coming church year, dear ones---with God (and each other), it is bound to be glorious!


Pastor Aaron