Pastor's Note 

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, As we’re coming into summer, we’re coming into the church season of

Pentecost. Pentecost. 50 days after Easter. Pentecost. While Easter is the beginning of Christianity, sometimes we refer to Pentecost as the birth of the Christian Church. Pentecost. The unleashing of the third arm of the Trinity (Father, Son, and HOLY SPIRIT).
As we continue to think about the movement of the Holy Spirit through Vincent UMC, some of the rhythms of the church change over the summer.

Worship: We’ll continue worshiping every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. This summer we’ll mostly be exploring a number of texts from the period after Easter as the Spirit takes off after the resurrection of Jesus. I love these passages of Scripture as I think about who we are as a movement for Jesus. In worship, the choir will be singing once a month. We have some thoughts on special music this summer but
would love to have many more offerings. If you, or someone you know, might have a special music offering, let me know so we can explore how this might fit in with worship.

Children and Youth Ministry: While we will not have regularly scheduled weekly children’s ministry offerings over the summer, we are preparing for children and family-friendly events over the course of the summer. These events are open to people of all ages.   As we seek to offer faithful, children and family-friendly options, our first event will be on June 8 that the Roosevelt Zoo. If a person checks in at the Vincent table, they will receive free admission to the zoo that evening (from 3:30-7:30 pm). This could even be an event that is relatively easy to invite a grandchild or neighbor to the event too.

As we think about events like these, we always come back to our purpose (Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world). As we continue to strengthen the posture of Vincent that is open and receptive to the Spirit, we are ever mindful that our faith is a faith of relationships. Jesus said The Greatest Commandment is to Love God and Love our Neighbor. Our neighbor includes people
who are here and people who aren’t part of a church community yet. I always love to hear how and where you have seen or are seeing the power and the presence of the
Holy Spirit moving through the Church and in your own life. As we continue to allow the Spirit to mold and shape us, as individuals and as a Body of Christ, may we continue to grow in vibrancy and relevance
so we may have a Kingdom impact here and now, and for all eternity.

It is a privilege to serve Jesus with you through Vincent United Methodist Church!
In service with you,
Mark E.