From the very beginning, the disciples of Christ committed themselves to follow and obey His command to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.“
Throughout the ages, Christians have continued to follow Christ and committed themselves to fulfill the great commission of Christ.
“In 1867 nine devout souls met in the home of postmaster W. A. McCanless to organize a congregation of “the people called Methodist.” Since that day, thousands have professed their faith in Jesus Christ and have joined this congregation. Our Christian witness over these 150 years has touched countless individuals as we committed ourselves to be the salt and light of Christ.
Everyone who joins our congregation answers the question, “Will you be loyal to The United Methodist Church, and uphold it by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness? Our commitment to Christ and to uphold the work of His Church as a member of First United Methodist Church makes a difference. Much has been accomplished for Christ through the united efforts of the members of this congregation.
On Sunday, September 25, our congregation will begin a thirty-five day spiritual journey by reflecting upon the five ways we have committed ourselves to support the work of Christ’s Church. This membership daily devotional booklet has been compiled as part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration of our beloved church to encourage us to faithfully serve Christ.
You will be encouraged, challenged, and blessed as you read these daily devotionals written by our fellow church members over the coming weeks.
We give thanks to God for the faithful witness of all who have gone before us. May God’s blessings be upon us as we seek to faithfully follow and serve Christ together as His Church.
In His Grace,
Rev. Fred S. Britton
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