by Marcus Zillman
Epiphany is the day Christians remember the coming of the Magi to visit Jesus, bringing their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. It occurs on January 6 every year, the 13th day of the Christmas season. The word "epiphany," from the Greek word epiphania, means appearance or manifestation.
On Epiphany, we are reminded that when we encounter Jesus, our lives change. Today more than ever we need to be reminded that Jesus is Lord and God is greater than any leader or political party.
Last month, a team met to discuss the challenges before us in 2021. As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccine, we feel called to move forward in some specific areas. Our five areas of focus for 2021 are:
- Digital worship and engagement
- Fresh Expressions of faith (Dinner Church)
- Growing daily in Christ’s love
- Children in our community
- Opportunities to worship at home with neighbors
Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing why these areas of focus are important and what they can look like in 2021.
Finally, thank you to everyone that continues to faithfully support the ministries and outreach of FUMC. Specifically a big thank you to those who gave over and above to end 2020 and have returned a commitment card for 2021. I am excited about our future as we seek to share the love of Jesus Christ in our community!