Congratulations to all our Graduates!!! We have a huge group of seniors graduating from High School this year, and we are very excited for them as they head off into their future! As they begin their new adventures, I hope they will remember these words of hope from Deuteronomy 31:8: “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged.” Please remember your MUMC church family will always be here for you as a soft place to land anytime you need us, and to celebrate your successes with you every step of the way!!
As most of you are aware our Sunday school teachers work very hard to ensure that the kids at MUMC are learning about God’s love while having fun. Because they work so hard every year during the summer we like to give them time off to help them relax and refresh. We are looking for volunteers to teach Sunday school classes. We need four volunteers each Sunday (except July 2nd and August 6th) from June 11th until August 27th from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM. You can chose to volunteer just one Sunday or as many Sundays as you’d like. We’re just happy you could help and serve.
Pentecost. Some say it’s the birthday of the church. Some believe it is the holy celebration when God spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai. Pentecost is one of those “holy days” that Christian and Jew alike come to with some uncertainty.
For our Jewish cousins, the Feast of Pentecost comes fifty days after the second day of Passover. From the JewFAQ: Judaism 101 website (www.JewFAQ.org):
The period from Passover to Shavu’ot is a time of great anticipation. We count each of the days from the second day of Passover to the day before Shavu’ot, 49 days or 7 full weeks, hence the name of the festival. The counting reminds us of the important connection between Passover and Shavu’ot: Passover freed us physically from bondage, but the giving of the Torah on Shavu’ot redeemed us spiritually from our bondage to idolatry and immorality. Shavu’ot is also known as Pentecost, because it falls on the 50th day.