What a Sunday!
Eight babies and children were dedicated. Joseph Johnson was ordained as a Deacon (after his son Joshua was dedicated). Laura and Patrick Watson joined the church (after their son Zachary was dedicated). And Joey Hamel, Jacob Morris, and Ismael Moumbossy came forward to profess their faith and request baptism. It was a moving service, and I was thankful to be a part of what Joyce Martin called “a mountaintop experience.”
The service featured two video presentations, one showing the young parents stating their hopes and love for their babies, and one showing Joseph’s parents offering similar words of blessing and thanksgiving for his ordination. The videos are posted on the church’s web site and Facebook page.
The excitement is not over. This Sunday, our youth will lead us in worship, as Ismael, Jacob, and Joey will be baptized.
I am thankful for all this — the signs of new life among our youth and young families, and the signs of commitment among people of all ages. Many of you have pledged or revised your pledge as part of our campaign. Thanks for your faithfulness as we look ahead to what God will accomplish through UBC!