Can you believe we are over six months into 2019? I must be having a blast because time sure is flying. Let me thank you first of all for your prayers and inquiries concerning my father Wayne. After a week in the hospital and two weeks in rehab, he is now at the Balfour Skilled Nursing Center in Louisville. He continues to improve with his strength and dexterity in his right hand, but his right leg is not cooperating as quickly. I have been blessed to share with my family the cards and prayers you have sent. Thank you.
Thank you to Pastor Linda Meyer. This past year she has served as an assistant pastor, helping the Care Team and doing visitations, assisting me in leading Bible Studies, sharing leadership for our Ash Wednesday service and some funerals. She has now been appointed to serve as pastor at Community United Methodist Church of Keenesburg, CO. Linda, you will be missed here at Heart of Longmont, but I know you will be a blessing to the people of Keenesburg.
A final big thank you to all of you for your support of the ministries at Heart of Longmont. 2019 has started strong, even with the uncertainty surrounding the larger denomination. Our expenses are tracking very well. We have staff that keeps a close eye on costs. Our giving is better than this time last year. And we have received nearly $4,000.00 in over and above Compassion offerings. Through your gifts we are supporting missionaries Ken Cruz and Ken Koome, the OUR Center in Longmont, the Days for Girls personal hygiene project and Restorative Justice. Through your gifts we sent our BASIC Youth group to Puerto Rico to help rebuilt homes following hurricanes. Our church building becomes a supplemental facility for Alcoholics Anonymous, the Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts, and the League of Women Voters, among others.
We participated in a first ever Ecumenical Faith Worship to celebrate PRIDE month in June and also had a presence at the PRIDE parade. Our Facebook page and other social media are spreading the word that we believe God loves you and loves all.
So thank you. Without your continued support through your gifts of time and money we could not do all that we do here at Heart of Longmont. I am so blessed to be able to serve this generous and compassionate church family. We are putting more of God’s love into the world.
Pastor David Burt