You’ve Got Mail!
A Word from the Rob Young, Lay Leader and Steve Warren, Lead Pastor

Greetings,

I hope this finds you in good health and good spirits.

Growing up, my idea of social distancing, came from visiting my Grandparents, their closest neighbor was a mile away! Socially, distant! And now, it is a term that has cut us off from each other. I know I am feeling a little isolated, I am hopeful you are able to receive the support and encouragement you need to navigate through the difficulties of the current situation.

I especially want to thank Steve, for his continuing efforts to bring us the Good News and thank him for Sunday’s message. It was certainly the most unique Palm Sunday I have ever experienced, but it was joyful and sincerely heartwarming.

Please keep a close eye on your email and message accounts as the week evolves. I am quite sure this will be a memorable Holy Week! I look forward to experiencing Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter, in a new and different way. He is risen!!!

As for church business, in case you were not aware, Annual Conference has been delayed until later this summer and General Conference has been postponed until next year. Please do not forget your tithe, our staff and the usual bills still need payment, and your help is always needed.

In closing, I want to encourage you to keep in touch, if you need anything reach out to me, Pastor Steve, [pastor@firstchurchmilton.org], or Megan, [office@firstchurchmilton.org]. We are a Family in Christ and are here for each other.

These are challenging times, but we will prevail, Christ has assured us we will.

Peace,

Rob Young, Lay Leader

 

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.  John 16:33

 
 
Dear First Church,
 

A new video is now available at entitled, “Where is Jesus?” a 3-part series following the steps of Jesus during Holy Week.

As has been our tradition, I will provide a Maundy Thursday and Good Friday worship experience. [The time 7 p.m.] Maundy Thursday, you are invited to participate in Holy Communion in your location. To partake, you will need a small cup of juice + a piece of bread or cracker. After having read the ritual, I will offer an invitation to share in Holy Communion. You are welcome to read the Good Friday scripture, vocally or silently, as we participate in Good Friday worship.

And we have some GOOD NEWS! Saturday, Easter baskets full of surprises will be available for the children at 10 a.m., for as long as they last. Mrs. Debbie, Mrs. Peggy, and Mrs. Donna will provide a drive-thru pick up outside the Church kitchen door as you arrive drive-thru the Church parking lot while staying in your car, to receive a basket. For your safety, we are following the guidelines to keep you and others safe. 

Also, Easter Sunday, we will celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ! “Let the Children Come” [Children’s Moment] will air at 8:45 a.m., followed by the Easter message at 9 a.m.

These messages and more, can be view on this very site.

May I also recommend the link Online Worship located at the top of this page. The link will open up a whole new avenue, and I would like to hear your feedback from your use of the site. This site allows individuals who prefer not to use Facebook or YouTube a site without distractions. Say, why Not explore the site before Thursday.

After the first showing, these videos each may be watched to your delight into the next week.

And may I say thank you for your tithes and offerings. Your GIFTS made a DIFFERENCE! While in the office, I hear donations dropped in the mail slot, [side door of the Church office], thank you. Plus, as your donations are received by mail, they are secured, and online donations have increased as individuals take advantage of this avenue. Two links are available for online giving at 1. FirstChurchMilton.org and 2. when you click Online Worship.

These days I have been asked, “How may I be of help to you?”

  1. Pray for one another, starting with health care workers.
  2. Make a call, mail a card or note, send an email, text, or message, connecting with others.
  3. Donate to the Feed My Sheep, food pantry, as there is an increasing need for food. [We continue to serve the people of our community each Thursday with our ministry, Feed My Sheep, your donations will make a difference.]

 

Thank you for your time; my love and prayers are with each of you.

Steve Warren, Lead Pastor

First Church Milton
Where Life Investments are Made
Church – 6830 Berryhill Road      Office – 6819 Berryhill Road
MIlton, Fl 32570
 
Office # 850-623-6683
office@firstchurchmilton.org
Pastor@firstchurchmilton.org