e are pleased to present this 8
, our Crossroads District online newsletter, where we attempt to highlight and showcase the amazing efforts of churches of our District to share God’s love in your communities along with our hopes to be in support. It has been a privilege to place a spotlight on the many exciting and creative programs and ministries occurring throughout the District that are providing vital resources, life-transforming services, and offering a vital witness in ways that glorify God. We long for the Hub to continue and grow to become an even more reliable resource to help celebrate, promote, and support the ministries of your churches. We hope you will continue to feel free to share information that you would like to communicate throughout the district using this resource. We also extend special thanks to Ruth Lopez, our District Administrative Assistant, for doing a great job in producing this newsletter over this last year.
With this edition of the Hub, we lift up a number of programs and activities offered by our churches which we all may be able to participate in, such as the Luling Summer Reading Program, the Shoe Drive for Alzheimer's at Bastrop, the Backpack blessing at Manor, Kingdom Kamp, and others. We also promote some continuing education events offered through our Conference that may be of special interest. Highlighted here is the
Preaching Seminar with Dr. Wes Allen from Perkins School of Theology
on August 24
that will be held at Northern Hills UMC
in San Antonio. He will offer some very helpful and practical approaches to preparing relevant sermons on a weekly basis.
Then as we prepare for the busy Fall season ahead, we extend a reminder about our
that will be held at Cathedral Oaks Worship and Retreat Center on Saturday, August 10th from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. We hope you will consider attending our Koinonia-Fellowship/Picnic which is our district-wide celebration where we will introduce newly appointed clergy in the district and celebrate all appointments that were established by our Bishop at Annual Conference. Please know that it is not too late to register your plans to attend this event, and thank you all who have already registered. Later in August on the 27th, we will have our first District Professionals meeting since Annual Conference. At this meeting, we will discuss plans for our 2019 Annual Charge Conference season.
Our prayers are with all of the churches of the Crossroads District and their leaders as we embark on a new season of ministry that God has granted for our witness and service in this unique and special time in the life of the Church. We pray that we will be richly blessed in all of our endeavors for the Kingdom to the honor and glory of our dear Lord.
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Marcus A.L. Freeman, II