9:15 A.M. Sunday School (Begins September 15th) -- 10:45 A.M. Sunday Worship
Blooming Grove United Methodist Church
Friday, December 13, 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. 




December 2019 - Message From Pastor Kathy King


"Planning, Prepping, and Celebrating"



Advent is upon us!

The Christmas season approaches with all of the planning, prepping, and celebrating that happens at this time of year. It seems to come faster and faster each year but we know the clock does not run faster and the days do not pass more quickly. It’s our experience and our busyness that seems to make the time go faster. There is so much to anticipate at Christmas time. Yet, many forget the purpose of the Advent season; to prepare our hearts for the coming Messiah. We allow ourselves to prioritize the planning, the prepping, and the celebrating before we focus—and IF we focus—on the birth of the child destined to be our Savior. The Savior sent by God to bring us hope, and joy. A Savior to change our hearts and lives with His love; a Savior who calls us to obedience through the grace of faith.
How can we prepare our hearts for the son that is to be given when we’re focused on all that is to be done? Paul answers our question in his letter to the Romans: 
(10:9-10) "if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved."

Let us focus our planning and prepping on confessing and believing in the one whose coming we anticipate this Advent season; on the one we celebrate at Christmas! Christmas is the birthday of the Son who is given; Jesus Christ.

I am blessed to be your Pastor and I am so grateful for God’s call to journey alongside of you this Advent season. Jerry and I wish each of you and your families the hope, the grace, and the peace of our Lord and Savior this Christmas! Merry Christmas, dear ones.