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There is an array of family oriented ministries providing opportunities for children, youth, and adults to grow in faith, to enjoy Christian friendship, and to serve Christ.
There is a place for you at Richmond United Methodist Church.
A Note From Pastor Georgette
On Sunday, it’s snow. On Monday, it’s rain and 65 balmy degrees. On Tuesday, the mid 70’s. Did I mention these are the stats for the third week in February?!? Our area is experiencing the “almost, but not quite yet” days of Winter’s end and Spring’s arrival. I love this time of year, it is full of the promise of what’s coming. The reality of more cold and snow in the coming days, not so much.
The season of Lent, a time Christians reflect on our lives in faith, our growing edges, is our time to experience “almost, but not quite yet” days of what is coming. An in between time of waiting on the celebration of the Resurrection while living in the reality of our resurrection’s cost. We enter into Lent already knowing that on Easter morning, we will hear the words, “He isn’t here, because he’s been raised from the dead, just as he said.” (Matthew 28:6 CEB) We also, know there are still some cold & desolate corners in our souls that have not yet experienced Christ’s redeeming, restoring, transforming love. It’s not Easter yet!
During this in between time, we’re invited to confidently and joyfully explore our lives in faith, knowing that the Resurrection has indeed occurred. The question for us…in what new way will we invite Christ to resurrect us? In what new way will we choose to die to our old selves, the old comfortable things which keep us from becoming more of who God, in Christ Jesus purposed us to become? We’re not born into faith “already” mature. As disciples of Jesus, we continually mature, it’s an ongoing process we take part in, until the day we meet Jesus face to face.
Our resurrection requires reflection, waiting, letting go of what we wanted, hoped and dreamed, so that the full blossoming of God’s hopes and dreams for our lives, can become reality. Resurrection invites us to explore, endure and enjoy the reality of who we are, who we are becoming, in this life and the one to come.
Every Spring, when the crocus, tulips and daffodils break through the almost, but not quite yet spring soil, they erupt a little differently than the year before. Their roots, leaves and petals are always changing, adapting to their environment. Sometimes, they even produce blossoms of different hues. They sprout, bloom, wither, become dormant and begin the process anew each Spring. My prayer for us, God’s beloved in this generation, that come Resurrection Sunday, we will burst forth in newness of life, love and purpose a little differently than in seasons past. That this in between time of almost, but not quite yet, allows us to experience the redeeming, restoring, transforming love of Christ in our lives in a new way.