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FIRST UNITED METHODIST
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Hamilton, OH   45011
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Hello friends,

       September is a month that gives mixed messages; it is still Summer at first then drifts into Fall. It is still warm, but leaves are dropping and flying around in the wind. There are days when you leave the house with light clothes and take a jacket just to be sure. Other days, you leave home with a jacket only to discover that later in the day you don’t need it. At this point, I have to confess that, I have been known to leave my jacket hanging at church allowing me to freeze the next day coming in.     

September, a month of transitions. This one will be no different. Our rally Sunday will be on the 10th for the start of the new year of Sunday School, a new logo and activities. We are excited about what is happening here at First.  By the time you read this Family Promise will have been in residence to aid another group of families. Mike Wheeler will be starting up his Sunday School class once again in the West Alcove. The East Alcove class will be continuing their study of Mark. In the Undercroft, you can walk with Paul. Pastor classes will be studying Michael Card's book on Luke with the help from other commentators. Children and youth classes continue with the curriculum Submerge to deepen their understanding of Jesus and his teachings.  Other places in this newsletter tell what else is happening in various ministries.

As we kick off our liturgical year, consider joining one of these classes. Not only do we learn, we also have fun while we are doing it. The more people we have the more we learn from each other and the more fun we can have.

As a reminder, if you have been on vacation, or just away, catching up your pledge keeps the work of the church going forward.  Your pledge changes lives.    

See you Sunday. Blessings to you and your family until then.

Pastor Mark