October Communicator

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There’s No Place Like Home

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven
                                                              ~~Ecclesiastes 3:1

I am a huge fan of fall. A warm cup of cider and pumpkins on the stoop are a perfect indication that fall has arrived. The life of the church is also alive with fall activities and special programming. There is a season for everything…and fall is definitely a favorite for many.

Ridgewood UMC is still in the “celebration mode” of celebrating 150 years of ministry. It has been amazing to see how many persons are connected to our congregation and how many persons call Ridgewood their home. It has definitely become home to me! 

Why do you think it is so important that we have a church home and family?  They say “there is no place like home.”  Where else can you find a place to rest your spirit and count your blessings?  Church is a place you can call home. 

What might be the traditions you have carried with you over the years?  What part of these traditions has come from the church?

Celebration of life services; baptisms; decorating the sanctuary at Christmas time; giving back to the community; Bible studies and Sunday school classes; all of these traditions and opportunities make us who we are in the Body of Christ. Each of us places our mark upon the world by making the church a part of our life experience. This is good – for we truly live vibrant and faith-filled lives in the presence of a community of faith. 

So, when you are wanting to experience the seasons of your life, come to the church, for we are truly a family who cares. You may have a specific need that is not being filled. You may not have a family to call your own. You may be looking for something that is significant and real.  We are here, and God is always here with us.  

May you enjoy this season and remember that God is with you.




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