Good Morning Newberry family and HAPPY FRIDAY!
I pray that all of you are well and have everything you need. If not, please let me know. I will handle requests on an individual basis.
Please continue to pray for one another and all those that are struggling through this pandemic.
Few announcements: CHURCH IS NOT CLOSED, JUST LEARNING TO DO IT DIFFERENTLY!
Thank you to everyone who is supporting the ministry of the church through your prayers, financial support and volunteering when given an opportunity. If you want to help, you can donate through our web site: Newberryumc.org or mail it to Newberry UMC, PO Box 475, Newberry, Fl. 32669
If you have any special prayer requests, email them to me and I will be happy to pray for you and yours.
Prayer Requests: Please pray for Kit Mason’s brother, Don, and the family, as he has bladder cancer and been placed under palliative care.
WATERMELON FESTIVAL: will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the Country Way Town Center from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is a lot of fun and we will be sure to stay safe with masks and distancing. If you’d like to volunteer to help sit at the booth, please call or text Joy Glanzer at 325-665-3534 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your help. Our church also CUTS all the watermelon for this great event – let Pastor Karen know if you would like to help cut.
The UPPER ROOM for July and August has arrived. Please let me know if you would like a copy and I can make arrangements for you to pick it up or have it dropped off at your door.
1 Corinthians 14:3 CEB
Those who prophesy speak to people, building them up, and giving them encouragement.
Your affirmation can help to affect that sense of importance in another. Sometimes the touch of love is more verbal than physical. Sherman Rogers has written a book about logging in the Pacific Northwest.
As a young man he worked in a logging camp, and on one occasion the boss needed to be away for a while and put Sherman in charge.
“What exactly does that mean?” Sherman wanted to know. “Can I fire people?” “Yes,” said the foreman, “And I know what you’re getting at. You’re going to fire Tony the first chance you get. I know he does not get along with anybody. He’s nasty and he grumbles. But let me tell you something about Tony. He has been with me eight years. He is the first person to arrive on the job and the last to leave. Nobody has ever had an accident around Tony. His hill is always the safest one to work on.”
On the first day of his new responsibilities, Sherman arrived at Tony’s hill and announced he had been put in charge.
“I suppose that means you’re going to fire me,” said Tony. “Actually, I was,” said Sherman, “but the boss told me you’re the best workman we have. He said you’re the first to come and the last to leave, and there’s never been an accident around you.” Sherman was startled to see tears begin to flow down Tony’s cheeks. “Why didn’t he tell me that eight years ago?” he cried.
Twelve years later, Tony was the head of one of the largest logging companies in the area and he never failed to remind Sherman that it all began on the day he was told what the boss had said about him. We are all surrounded by people who have no sense of their importance or worth. Our touch, verbal or actual, may change a life.
Who is God asking you to affirm today? Spend a few minutes and reach out. You never know what affect your words or touch may have.
Let us pray…
Lord, you equip us for what you ask us to do. Show me who needs a word of encouragement or comfort today. It is a privilege to speak Your words of affirmation to someone else. Thank you for sending someone to affirm.
HAVE A BLESSED and PEACE FILLED DAY!