Reflections - Sept. 9, 2017

What a Wonderful World!

danIn a song that is a classic, Louis Armstrong sings of seeing skies of blue and clouds of white; the colors of the rainbow, and also the faces of people going by. He sings of hearing babies cry and watching them grow. Through it all, he announces, "And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

This world we live in really is a wonderful world, isn't it? Like Louis Armstrong, I'm sure we could all think of things that touch our hearts and for which we are grateful.

And yet, as we are also aware, not everything in life is pretty. As I write this article, I am thinking specifically of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, and of Category 5 Hurricane Irma that is bearing down and threatening to make landfall. The pain and suffering that these sorts of storms leave in their wake is often hard to fathom.

That said, I am so grateful to be a part of a church that takes seriously the needs of others and looks for ways to make a difference. Already, DUMC has sent a trailer full of bottled water, toiletries, and diapers to Texas. Over the past week, we have collected over $10,000 designated to help meet needs in the affected areas.

In the days ahead, we will continue to take donations for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Every penny that is received goes directly to meet human need. Not one penny is spent on administrative costs. The administrative costs are covered in other ways.
During the Great Day of Service on October 21, we will, among other things, be assembling "Flood Buckets" for those touched by the storm. Between now and then, we are asking the congregation to donate the items that will fill the flood buckets. You can find a list of the items needed by clicking HERE.

It really is a wonderful world. Not everything that happens in it is pretty, but one of the ways God takes that which is not pretty and transforms it into something wonderful is when congregations like this one become an instrument of God's grace and reach out to meet the needs of others.

See you Sunday, if not before!

Rev. Dan Brown
Senior Pastor

 

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8:45 a.m. Fellowship Hall

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