July 1st a New Year (If you are a United Methodist Preacher)

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Today officially begins a new appointment year for UMC pastors in Iowa and today marks the beginning of my second year of appointment at Grace UMC in Sioux City, Iowa. 

This has been a great year to be at Grace UMC!  I’ve had opportunity to welcome a number of new members into the church, I’ve had quite a few baptisms, a large confirmation class of a dozen new professing members, and this year we are celebrating Grace’s 125th anniversary.  

As part of our anniversary celebration we are raising $12,500 to divide between Imagine No Malaria and a Backpack food assistance program at Spalding Park Elementary School.  

In my first year at Grace I have found this church to be a welcoming and friendly group of people who want to serve the Church and serve Christ.  Grace is a church with a heart for its community, the Morningside neighborhood of Sioux City, Morningside College and the Sioux City metro.  

I am very much looking forward to my second year at Grace UMC and am exciting for what God will be doing here through all of us as we work together by the grace of God through Jesus Christ!