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November 23, 2021

Hello First Methodist Houston!

Happy Thanksgiving!  Deborah and I wish each of you a happy and safe Thanksgiving. May you, your friends, and family be blessed as we remember our blessings and extend gratitude for each one.

At First Methodist we are changing gears as we head into the first Sunday of Advent this weekend. On Sunday, we will share many of the traditions we have at First Methodist – the lighting of the Advent Candles, mission opportunities to help those in need, and times and locations of Christmas Eve services. Worship with us online or in person as we celebrate the Christmas season at First Methodist.

With the season changing, I want to follow up from the message last week and invite you to invite a friend to come to worship at First Methodist. Given the last 20 months, I find people are open to conversations of faith as never before. Just beneath the surface, all of us are asking the questions only Jesus can answer: how do I live a life that matters? Where is God in all this craziness? What are the plans God has for me? An invitation from you may be just the spark someone needs. Invite someone to worship with you live or online.

Finally, in the coming weeks you will be hearing about a lot of exciting plans for First Methodist. A Strategic Mapping Team (think “long-range plan”) has formed, and Kurt Nondorf will be sending out a word to you about that group. Every ministry is preparing to bolster its in-person efforts as we prayerfully continue to emerge from the pandemic. Christmas Eve is scheduled for a full lineup of in-person and online services.

For now, however, let’s be thankful. I am thankful for you, your faith, and love for both Jesus and First Methodist. We are blessed, and with the help of our Lord, we will continue to both experience that blessing and share it with others.

Andy

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Rev. Andy Nixon
Senior Pastor
First Methodist Houston