GOOD NEWS
from Darrtown/McGonigle-Millville Charge
United Methodist Church



Darrtown
Sunday Morning

Worship 9:00 am
Sunday Schl 9:15 & 10:00 am
Fellowship 10:00 am

McGonigle/Millville
Sunday Morning

Sunday Schl 9:30 & 11:00 am
Worship 10:45 am
Pastors Corner


Greetings Family and Friends of Darrtown - McGonigle Millville United Methodist Charge,

It seems hard to believe that summer is already winding down and in a few short weeks we enter into fall. As I begin my third month as your pastor, I have finished preparations for the "Family Sunday" August 31st at both churches and hopefully many family and friends wil have attended our special day. We have the Annual Pig Roast coming up Saturday, September 13 (tickets available) at McGonigle, and on Sunday, September 21 from 6:00-8:00 pm we will have a Fall Festivat outside at Darrtown. October 31st brings Trunk or Treat to the Darrtown Community. These events are open to both churches and also to those in our commuities at well.

I truly enjoy our time together and encourage you to join in wherever possible. Another opportunity I have as your Pastor is to meet with nominations this month to nominate God's people to use their gifts in a ministry setting where they have felt a call to serve or a word I like to use is "nudged". Webster tells us that the word nudge means to encourage (someone) to do something. Romans 12 verses 6-8 tells us that "we have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your (a)faith, 7-if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8-if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving then give generously; if it is to lead, (b)do in diligently, if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully."

Have you felt the call to serve on a committee or join in one of the ministries already in place? Where are you being "nudged"? Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have and I look forward to conversations that we might have in regards to where you are being "nudged".

I want to thank you for the wonderful reception help on August 24th and for all the love and support as we continue our journey.

Blessings to all

Pastor Chris