Newsletter July-August 2019
Hamilton United Methodist Church
Pastor: Mike Smith Office: 260-488-2803
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org July/August 2019
Both Linda and I are both humbled and excited to be part of Hamilton UMC. We have both felt loved and welcomed and thank you for your hospitality. I am still getting my feet wet as I am gleaning as much information about the church, committees and congregation as I can. My first impression of Hamilton UMC is of a friendly, compassionate; spirit filled and well led church. I have come to Hamilton UMC without an agenda and want to be a part of its great legacy through my leadership and pastoral care. I love the Book of Joshua and especially Chapter one. Moses has just died and now God wants Joshua to lead the Israelites, but Joshua seems a little apprehensive about being the new leader. God says to Joshua in verse nine, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” This verse has given me great strength throughout my life as it lets me know God is near and will always be with me in all situations. I hope Hamilton UMC will find strength in this Scripture as well. God will be leading us together into the future and he expects us to do so being “Strong and Courageous”. God has never failed me yet and I know as we work together building His church and bringing the lost to salvation, God will always be there with us.