Thursday, April 3, 2008

Ch . . ch . . . changes . . . Part 3


And the changes continue!

On June 11th, I will leave Trinity to serve as the pastor of New Life United Methodist Church in Grant. Right now this evokes so many different and conflicting emotions that I'm a bit overwhelmed. I am excited about going to New Life, but I'm also sad about leaving the folks I've grown to love at Trinity.

The last three years have been full of challenges from grieving the death of my friend and their pastor, Elise, to dealing with a tremendous debt, to changing our worship schedule, and most recently to struggling with our feelings over having to let our worship leader go. I've baptized babies, married couples, and buried folks. I've listened to stories, frustrations, and joys. Trinity is a large church with a large heart and I will miss it.

On the other hand, I am very excited about New Life. There are so many aspects of this move that shout "God is at work" that I can't help but be excited. And while I haven't met anyone from New Life yet, I've heard from others that they are wonderful My prayer is that God has prepared me to lead them where God wants them to go next and that we will be a strong team working together to further God's kingdom.

In the meantime, I'm glad that I have the opportunity to share with the folks at Trinity what my time there has meant to me and to my family.

God is good . . .
All the time!

4 comments:

revabi said...

God bless you in your move..... what a wonderful ministry you have had at Trinity.

Craig Clontz said...

Time May Change Me, But I Can't Change Time...

Good thing, too!

Sherill said...

And I am sure God will bless your ministry at Trinity, Abi!

Anonymous said...

And remember the Best is yet to Come! love ya L.