He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."

Matthew 17:20

September 2011

Change; it is in the air. You can feel it, smell it and hear it. The air is crisper and smells of fall fruit, apples juicy and ripe for the picking, geese honking as they make plans to move, the locust humming in the evening light. Children protesting the earlier bedtime- school book bags packed and at the door.

We transition from Summer to Fall, not without some regret but time marches on, we cannot hold back the hands of time. The one constant is change. With the end of summer comes change at the church too. We get ready to have our choir back, members who have been on vacation return to their regular pews and we look forward to our fall bazaar with home made vegetable soup YUM!

We also get ready for our annual church conference which will be held on September 29th at 7PM at Loudonville United Methodist Church. There we will gather with the other Methodist Churches in our geographical area and hear of mission outreach, evangelism, and membership plans and goals. I hope as many of our members attend as are able. Because we are holding a church conference and not a Charge conference anyone who is a member of Killbuck United Methodist Church can vote on anything that requires a vote. With a charge conference, only officers of Administrative Board have this privilege.

Prior to our church conference our Nominating committee will be meeting to make recommendations for positions that need to be filled as of January 1, 2012. We will have many openings this year, so if Nominating calls you and asks you to serve, I hope you will prayerfully consider your obligation as a member of the church to serve and take on a leadership role in the church. This will be an important year as it is a year of change for your pastor and her husband Tom who will be transitioning towards retirement.

Yes there will be much change this year, but the one thing that never changes is God’s love and care for us. God never changes and His plans for good for all of us remains the same; always and forever!

You are loved!
Pastor Roberta

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