First United Methodist Church, Grenada, MS
161 South Line St, Grenada, Mississippi 38901 - PH. (662) 226-3148 FAX. (662) 226-3162
Weekly E-Note from the Pastor
July 10, 2018
This past week, we were back in our home town for the 4th. I grew up in a small rural town in the central part of the state. Like most small towns, everybody knows everybody. If they don’t know you personally, they know someone in your family. I went to the local grocery store while in town and the cashier asked me, “Are you Mrs. Herring’s son?” This was a common experience while growing up. My mom is the principal of the elementary school; my dad a banker. Now, I never know how someone will recognize me: Emily’s husband, Annabeth’s dad, Andrew’s brother, or “my" preacher. I love these moments! It reminds me of how our relationships expand and connect. It also keeps me on my toes as a Christian and witness for Christ. Do not underestimate the sphere of influence you have. Instead, see it as a gift God has given the Christian community for the building of His kingdom.
We need to give a big thank you to our student ministry leaders. The youth are back from Lake Junaluska; the children are heading to M4 Friday. I challenge you to speak with one of these students about their experience next week. Hear what God is doing in their lives.
Lastly, be in prayer for our schools, teachers, staff, administrators, and most importantly our students. Pray that the last weeks of summer will be renewing and refreshing before heading back to the day to day grind of fall.
Your partner in ministry,