8:15 A.M. Sunday Worship -- 9:15 A.M. Sunday School (Begins September 15th)
Blooming Grove United Methodist Church
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

BGUMC Pastor's Page

 

Appointment of Pastor Kathy King - effective 6/30/2019

 

See attached announcement/welcome/introduction. 

 

 

 

September 2019 - Message From Pastor Kathy King - "Changing"

 

  

As I write this offering, July was and August is—busy times.  But they are such blessed times. Our first two months together have had so many opportunities to come together and to support our faith
communities...The Pizza Farm Worship—thank you to everyone who planned, worked, welcomed, attended, supported, and worshiped!  It was a beautiful day—a day of praise under a beautiful
country sky. We had the opportunity to support our Waterville Evangelical and Janesville churches by supporting the peach fundraiser with the icing on the cake being juicy, sweet peaches to eat! And our Confirmation Class Retreat awaits us this weekend—a gathering of 8 youth, Karen Olson who is my Confirmation co
-leader, and Deb Brecht who graciously opened her Horseshoe Lake home to us.

I attended the Licensed Local Pastor and Associate Member Retreat this week (August 12-13th) to brainstorm and network with my colleagues. After the first portion of our time together and our dinner meal, we were told to enjoy some quiet time. I shared with you that I am not a kayaker and that I had a fear of tipping in the kayak. My friend, Dawn, encouraged me to just give it a try. While I was not properly dressed for kayaking, it was so peaceful on the water and it turns out that the most difficult thing is to get out of the kayak! I am amazed at the blessing that abound when we are willing to change...to try new things.

The retreat was a good time but ended too soon with a large portion of one of our backyard trees giving up the vertical fight and landing on our home. Our family, neigh- bors, and Blooming Grove family were amazing as they helped us cut up and remove the tree. Blessings stack up like wood piles in Jerry and my lives!

Coming in September, our communities have the opportunity to support the Food Shelf of our choice by participating, sponsoring, and/or cheering on walkers and runners at the Run for the Loaves 4 Mile Run/Walk at Blooming Grove. What an awesome way to be in our communities. This out-of-shape pastor will be walking in the midst of participants and welcomes all sponsors! I will divide my pledges between the Waseca County, Le Sueur County, and Janesville Commu- nity Food Shelves.

As we move into our fall activities and events, we are continuing to change—to be a three-point faith community. So many have commented that I must be so busy—and I am. But it is the type of busy I’ve dreamed of being—busyness led by the Holy Spirit. I am so very blessed!

I end with Philippians 4:13 — “I can do all this through him who gives me strength” - realizing that I can change my attitude to be even more blessed through him who gives me strength.