Dear Church Family,

BOO!!!!  Can you believe it?  It’s October and the children are already choosing their Halloween Costumes.  It’s a wonderful time for the young and the young at heart.  What’s more fun than a group of children all dressed up at your front door to lighten your heart.  But we must keep all children in our prayers that they may be safe during this exciting holiday.


October is also a time to sit by the fireplace with family and/or friends and read together.  There are so many wonderful stories in to share with each other.  Plan to spend some time on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday evening and take turns reading from The Bible, or a devotional, or a Christian novel.  There are so many out there.  And remember, we have a library at TUMC full of books for all ages and all interests, that you’ll never run out of material to read!  The Upper Room has a story for every day of the year.  Max Lucado and Frank Peretti are two authors that have written many books.  Chicken Soup for the Soul and women’s books, to a whole section of children’s books are available to borrow.


So, heat up the hot cocoa, light the fire, gather together, and pull out a good book to read.  And when you’re done reading say a prayer together.  It will bring you closer.  Remember, Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”  And that warm feeling… it’s not just from the cocoa and fire, it’s from the feeling you get from God’s word and togetherness.   

May God keep you in His warm embrace,

Pastor Steffani