Thanksgiving Day was November 26 and Advent begins Sunday, November 29.  This year both Thanksgiving and Christmas have changed in many ways.  But giving thanks to God and celebrating the miracle birth of Jesus will always be the same.  As the world changes and life changes, the love of Jesus for you and me never changes.   

Things are happening here at First UMC.  Ministries are continuing and we are working hard to find ways to reach out to our community and the world to tell everyone about the love of Jesus.    Please keep in contact with each other and with the staff.  Do you have ideas for ministry?  Would you like some information?  Do you need to hear from the Pastor or a member of the staff?  Give us a call or send an email.  If we are not in the office when you call, please leave us a voicemail, we will call you back.  

The link below is the December edition of the “Staying Connected” First UMC-Marion, VA newsletter.  It is filled with lots of information, inspiration and encouragement.