St. Charles and Dover United Methodist Church
Friday, July 19, 2019
Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

Pastor's Reflection


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Many references to liminal time or in-between time have been made at this years Annual Conference. Our denomination is in liminal time. You and I are in liminal time with Pastor Heather leaving and my beginning. Liminal time (which is a fairly new term to a very familiar concept for me) can cause many emotions: anxiety, fear, anticipation, wonder, hope and excitement. For me, it brings forward the latter three listed: wonder, hope and excitement.

My hope for the outcome of our liminal time is:
     Growing in our faith as individuals and as congregations
     Loving each other as we love God
     Agreeing to disagree whenever needed without lessening our love for each other

     Reaching out to our communities in love, mission, and service
     Truly living into the United Methodist Church:

        motto of Do No Harm

        brand promise of Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.

Grace, love and peace,

Pastor Cyndy