On behalf of our First UMC church family and friends, we extend our most sincere and heartfelt congratulations to Pastor Karen Jones on her recent appointment as District Superintendent for the North District of the Texas Annual Conference beginning July 1, 2020.
Our Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) is inviting our congregation to show our love and appreciation for Pastor Karen’s dedicated service at First UMC with planning a drive-through car parade after each worship service on Sunday, June 14, 2020. (A copy of SPRC’s letter is included below). Please drive though the portico and say your good-byes, offer her a card or note about what her ministry here has meant to you. If you wish to contribute to a gift for her, please get your contribution to Kelli Snider (598-2707) either in the church office or feel free to use the drop-box outside the office. Be sure to mark the donation “Karen” in the memo line of your check. Pastor Karen’s last Sunday with First UMC is June 21, 2020.
Our prayers are with Pastor Karen always as she begins her new responsibilities and ministries. We are eternally grateful for her faithful leadership, her spiritual guidance and her loving friendship.
Pastor Karen, we love you and we will miss you! Thank you for being our pastor!
“12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.” 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (NIV)