First United Methodist Church

Center for Creative Discipleship

On Nov. 28, the Discipleship Team reached a halfway point on its Pilot Test of the Center for Creative Discipleship. The team will take a hiatus during December to review the last three months. We will resume in January, with Pathway Guide David Witwer modeling the habit of Listening, followed in February by Pathway Guide Dr. Debra Edgar’s journey through the habit of Learning, and ending in March with Pathway Guide Pastor Jayne Rideout challenging the Pilot Pilgrims to adopt the discipleship habit of being Sent. The evaluation data from all six modules will be analyzed by the team and a report will be presented to the Passionate Seekers Pillar on the findings.

Women’s Advent Dinner

These ladies certainly know how to put the “merry” in Christmas! We had so much fun last night laughing with comedian Juanita Lolita, who uses her gift for comedy as a testimony to her faith, and remembering the reason for the season. Thank you to Lee Anne Grimsley Leerdam, Sandy Amy Franks, Jayne Rideout, and your entire leadership team for the gift of laughter last night. Congratulations on a great event! I’m so glad I got to spend time with all these special ladies…especially my mom!