Dear Friends in Christ,
We are so excited to be in Scottsville! Thank you all so much for the incredible welcome you have shown us. Your generosity in giving of your time to ready the parsonage, to provide us with food, and to create the incredible gift basket for the girls is humbling and deeply appreciated.
I enjoyed reading the story pages that y’all created for me, and I look forward to meeting each of you!
I thought I’d use the story pages as inspiration and share a few things about myself.
My Church: My home church is Luray United Methodist Church in Luray, VA. I’ve also either attended or worked at several other churches – Williamsburg UMC, Pyatigorsk UMC, Bethesda UMC, Wesley UMC in Vienna, and Del Ray UMC. I then served Page UMC for 8 years as their pastor. I feel blessed I now get to add 2 more churches to this list!
My Favorite Hymn: I have too many favorites to choose from! A few that I love are It Is Well, O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing, Hymn of Promise, Pass It On, Stand By Me, As the Deer, and Trading My Sorrows.
My Favorite Scripture Verse: John 13:34-35 – I had this verse shown when I was ordained.
I will share more in future newsletters. I pray that everyone has a safe and fun Fourth of July!