At least for a few weeks, I thought I would focus my newsletter article on “service.” This will coincide with the Rhythm Classes happening now. By the way, it is not too late to get involved in either “Serving from the Heart” happening in the Contemporary Class Room, or “Make a Difference” happening in the Conference Room off the Fellowship Hall. These classes are happening between services. Here are some thoughts to consider in our own spiritual transformation. First, I am reading James with a group through Seedbed Daily Text. Recently we read this passage.
27 Pure and genuine religion in the
sight of God the Father means caring
for orphans and widows in their
distress and refusing to let the world
corrupt you. James 1:27
Now, many focus a great deal of attention on the end of this passage. You know, “not being corrupted by the world.” But, what about the other part of genuine religion? “Caring for orphans and widows.” How are we doing on that? Another way to ask the question is, how does your faithfulness in following Jesus change our community? Or, how are we bringing heaven to earth? John Wesley stated it something like this, “If your theology is not practical, it is useless.” I pray that our following Jesus will actually bring about transformation in our community. May we seek this genuine religion. Amen and Amen.
In Christ’s Grace,
Pastor Bill Case
Saturday, January 26
Bread of Life Ministry (Matt 25 Hope Center) – 8:30am
Saturday, January 27
ENMU FCA Enchilada Dinner (Kingswood) – 5:30pm
Monday – Friday, January 28 – February 1
Meals on Wheels Delivery Ministry (PRMC) – 10:45am
If you are looking for a new church home with lots of volunteer opportunities which bless the community of Clovis, YOU have found it here!
At Kingswood UMC, we strive to be an effective participant in a positive manner in the needs of this community. Our membership spends many hours each week volunteering with Meals on Wheels, ESL training, and Bread of Life Ministry at Matt 25 Hope Center, plus we assist needy families with utility bills.
Our Worship Services are filled with great music, inspirational sermons and loving member interaction. We look forward to you visiting our church and getting to know you.