“Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.”
Invitations to house meetings for all members and friends of SYUMC will start coming out by the end of September. These house meetings are being organized by leaders of SYUMC and Pastor John. They will provide us with an opportunity to get to know each other better and for Pastor John to be able to listen to members of the congregation as we seek God’s guidance for our future life and ministry. During each meeting, after a time for introductions, Pastor John will offer a brief devotion. Then, the “heart” of each meeting will be an opportunity to reflect upon a few questions Pastor John poses; about our congregation, our community and Cape Cod. Afterward, there will be a time for continued fellowship and refreshments.
Each meeting will be meaningful and a lot of fun. When you receive an invitation in the mail, please make every effort to attend and RSVP as soon as possible. If you can’t make the meeting you have been invited to because of a prior conflict, let your host know and you will be able to join with a different group at another date and time.
When all the house meetings are finished by the end of October, leaders of the congregation and Pastor John will be able to listen once again to what was shared. When the thoughts and stories offered during these meetings are placed alongside the gospels, they will help guide us into the future to which God is calling us.