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A Note From Pastor David

by Pastor David Alexander
A Note From Pastor David

Dear First Family,

This weekend we will begin our first series of the summer focused on the book of Ephesians. Over the course of the next four weeks, together we will have the chance to read through the entirety of this letter from the Apostle Paul through our First 15 devotional resource.

We will also be launching our summer-long theme, BE HERE! During the coming months, we want to challenge you to be here in worship but more broadly, we want to challenge ourselves to be fully present with others wherever we find ourselves in this season.

We want you to claim BE HERE if you have some time to get away this summer, and to think about BE HERE when spending time with family.

In a world filled with a multitude of distractions, together we want to challenge ourselves to a greater focus on the goodness, grace, and life that is happening all around us every day.

T-shirts focused around this theme will be available in worship this weekend. We have sizes for all ages including children and toddlers. If you bought one online, those will also be available for you to pick up.

We would love for you to share your pictures of you and your family in your shirts with us by emailing behere@fmcm.org or tagging us (@firstmethodistmansfield) on social media.

We are just a few weeks away from Vacation Bible Camp which will take place June 17th-20th. Morning sessions (9-12pm) and evening sessions (6-8pm) will be offered. VBC is for all children who have completed PreK-5th grade during the 2018-2019 school year. CLICK HERE to register a participant and/or volunteer!

With over 1,000 kids expected, we are still in need of volunteers to help us bless these kids!

Finally, I want to encourage all our students (those who just finished 6th grade up to our recent High School graduates) to sign up for United Mission Week which will take place July 14th-18th. Parents, I can say as a former Youth Pastor, no week of the year has more potential to be as transformational in the life of your son or daughter than this great week of service. Make sure your student doesn’t miss this great opportunity!

The deadline for early registration is June 1st! To register, please click here.

I look forward to seeing you this weekend as we officially begin our summer season together!

Grace & Peace,
Pastor David