Epiphany is a season of four to nine weeks that begins during the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6th) and goes through the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (February 25th). The length of the season varies according to the date of Easter. The Gospel stories of this season describe various events that manifest the divinity of Jesus, including the coming of the Magi, the Baptism of our Lord, the wedding at Cana, the calling of the disciples, and many other miracles and teachings of Jesus.
Our Wednesday night gathering will resume on January 8th at 5:30 p.m. for our meal, followed by Bible study and Children/Youth activities in the CAC beginning at 6:00 p.m. The adults will be looking forward to the passages guided by the Revised Common Lectionary on the next Sunday. Amy Campbell and Lucinda German have put together a study for the kids on the way Scripture guides the lives of Christian families.
January is always a busy time in the “administration” of church and family. On January 12th, the Metro District will host a training session for new church officers at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Lakeland. Dr. John Burgette is one of the district leaders in the event, so even if you are not “new” to an office and would like to meet fellow Methodist leaders of other churches in our district, you are invited to attend.
Committees will be meeting to set dates and plan for the new year. Some flexibility will be requires, so look for communication of dates, and as always, if you have questions or suggestions, please feel free to share those as well.
We will also be celebrating Scouting Ministries Sunday this year on February 9th. Our Cub Pack is one of the important youth ministries we support, along with the Heritage Girls organization, that both teach self-development, citizenship, and reverence for God.
I pray for a happy, prosperous, and grace-filled new year in 2020!