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Dear Church Family,
Happy New Year! May you all enjoy a healthy, happy, and meaningful 2018. We have a very special service coming up this month that I want to tell you about. On Sunday, Janu-ary 21st at 3:00pm we will have an installation service at the Temecula Masonic Center. This is a service where I will formally be installed as your new minister. It is an opportunity to make the covenant we have together public and to have some Pacific Southwest regional ministers from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ join us in praying for our new ministry.
What an exciting event to mark the new year and bless our work together! I want to be clear that this service is about us, not just me. I believe the ministry I do is a shared ministry with all the members and friends of United Church of the Valley. We are in this together, trying to fulfill God’s call on our beloved community. We need each other to have a healthy congregation that strives to be God’s hands and feet in the world and ensure that all people can thrive and reach their true potential. There is just too much work for any one person to do. We need the skills, talents, gifts, leadership, creativity, support and service of each one of us to provide some hope, healing, compassion, and transformation for our community and the world.
So, I hope that you will take some time out of your busy schedules and join us on Sunday, January 21 at 3:00pm as we publicly display our commitment to a healthy shared ministry together. It wouldn’t be the same without every-one there!
Yours in faith, love, and hope,