Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you. [Philippians 4:9]
The Apostle Paul wrote that instruction to the Philippian Christians and to us because he was trying to chill us out. How do you get peace when even the Church is angry, confused and simply a messy place to be. Paul recommends action.
John Wesley said that when we disagree with fellow believers we should work together. That’s why we call acts of mercy (mission) and Kingdom building (justice) means of grace.
My mother-in-law stitched a sampler she hung on her kitchen wall: “Worried? Don’t panic but don’t just sit there!”
The triumvirate of Paul, Wesley and BJ (mother-in-law) tell us to get going right now. Wesley as have always found peace in participating in God’s work (and have found a surprising amount of unity too). Give your people judiciously chosen and planned opportunities to be in action for Jesus.
The United Methodist Church is a communion on the move. So is The Capital District.
- On Sunday, April 23, The Capital District will be hosting IMPACT.
We ask that you pre-register for this event. https://capitaldistrictnc.org/impact-2017/impact-registration-form/ This will help us to plan for materials, food, classroom space, etc.
- We will have a hands on mission that we need your help in completing. We are asking each sub-district to bring particular items. We will combine the items brought in to assemble a complete Welcome Home Kit. ** follow this link if you do not know which sub-district you are in. https://capitaldistrictnc.org/churches-old/sub-districts/ We have created a bulletin insert / flyer for each sub-district to share with your congregation with regards to what each will bring. https://capitaldistrictnc.org/hands-mission-project-responsible-sub-district/
Bishop Ward will be our preacher at our closing worship. So we will both see how we are in service for Jesus and worship too.
See ya there!!
If you would like to print or share this edition of Hello from Harvey, you are encouraged to do so with this pdf: Hello from Harvey – One Way to Peace
If you would like to view past editions of Hello from Harvey, follow this link: https://capitaldistrictnc.org/category/from-the-ds/