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Pastor’s Message: August 17th, 2020

The end of last week marked the beginning of Adam Lubber’s Perkins School of Theology internship at CHUMC. In addition to his youth duties, Adam will learn more about the inner workings of a United Methodist local church by participating in worship planning and administrative meetings. Adam will also be facilitating a team focused on creating an intentional pathway of discipleship so that, as our young people mature in faith and adults join our faith community, we grow together in God’s grace while fulfilling our mission “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world” (Mission Statement of the United Methodist Church). This discipleship will be guided by our United Methodist General Rule of Discipleship in which we seek to grow in faith and fulfill our calling as we “witness to Jesus Christ in the world and follow his teachings through acts of compassion, justice, worship, and devotion under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.” As this pathway is formed, Adam will seek to develop ministry that engages new people in our community.

This internship faces unique challenges for at least the first several weeks as we continue to cope with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please be in prayer for Adam as he serves in his internship and moves toward graduation from Perkins School of Theology. I also ask for your prayers for the following individuals who I am so grateful committed to serve on Adam’s Lay Teaching Committee for his internship: Fred Maxwell (chair), Jim Hanigan, Kandy Burdette, Kim Rangel, Melanie Willhite, Roxanne Rawdon, and Meredith Freeman.

Grace and peace,

Rev. J.D. Allen

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