A pastor I know says, "Show me how you spend
your time and money, and I will tell you what you believe in." We
all discern from people’s actions - from their works - what their faith
is, what they value most highly. If parents say, "Nothing is more
important to us than our children", yet spend little time with the
children and are usually critical and impatient with them, we doubt
their devotion. On the other hand, if someone takes notice of the needs
of others and is kind, generous, and helpful, we think of that person
as one who views human beings as beloved children of God.
Jesus expected those who heard and accepted his
message to manifest his teachings in their lives. In the parable of the
sower, he says, "These are the ones sown on the good soil; they
hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty and sixty and a
hundredfold" (Mark 4:20).
When persons become members of the United
Methodist Church, they profess their faith in Jesus Christ. But they
also promise that they will express their faith through good works as
they support the ministries of the church through their prayers, their
presence, their gifts, their service, and their witness.
What do your
works tell others about your faith?
See all of the October Newsletter here
2014 Calendar Highlights
Shining Light Indoor Yard Sale
Oct 3rd 8am-4pm
Oct 4th 8am-2pm
World Communion Sunday
Ham Loaf Dinner
Oct 18th @ 5pm
Trunk or Treat
Oct 25th - 6pm-8pm
See the October Calendar here