ULC Update for February 2020

ULC Update for February 2020

FEBRUARY 29, 2020

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I like a schedule. I like a plan. I like to know what is going to happen, even before it does if possible. Everything feels more safe this way. Because even a good change can bring sadness, and the unknown can be quite scary. Trusting has always been difficult for me. It is perhaps the spiritual discipline with which I struggle the most. Though it is where Christ is ever calling me–to trust in him.

This month Pastor Gary, the ULC, and the whole of Camp Hill United Methodist found ourselves hearing this same familiar call–to trust in Christ and the movement of his Spirit as Pastor Gary was called to another appointment, and a new pastor was called to lead our congregation. I can confidently say this came as a shock to the ULC. And as is often the case, great change leads to a greater awareness of our dependency on God, so we committed to pray. We prayed for God to continue to be with Pastor Gary and his wonderful wife, Cindy, as they prepared for a new journey in their ministry. We prayed for Pastor Anna and her continued leadership to be Christ-centered. We prayed God would bring Camp Hill United Methodist Church the new pastor who would help us to continue to seek him, reach others, and fully live into who he would have us to be.

On Saturday, February 22nd, the ULC gathered to be introduced to the Reverend Dr. Kathy Kind as she had been chosen as the new pastoral appointment for our church. She shared with us part of her story, her calling, and her heart, and in it all was God. Transitions can be nerve-wracking, the unknown often is. But when Christ is at the center, great things happen. As Proverbs 3:5-6 states, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.”

Matthew

Matthew Peter-Fritts

ULC Class of 2022