First United Methodist Church
225 Ludlow Street
Hamilton, OH  45011
(513) 896-5683
firstumc@firstumc-ham.org

Sunday Services
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
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Hello Everyone,

 

This month we are fully engaged in summer. Hot humid, dog days my granddad used to call it. “Sure will be a scorcher.” I used to hear him tell anyone coming to his garage. In the garden, there were beans to pick and cucumbers for pickling. Those extra tomatoes got pealed and canned for the doldrums of the winter. I remember being sent to the fruit cellar to get the tomatoes or beans when it was cold outside and hearing the pop if the lid when it was opened. Then smelling the onions in anticipation of dinner.

 

Those were good memories. In this time of not knowing where we are or where we are going, it is good to be able to envision times past. We will have stories of the pandemic. How we survived knowing that Jesus would lead the way. Just like the stories our folks told about the great depression or the rationing of WWII. How Harvey came home from the South Pacific. We will have stories but they will be ours. And we will be richer for having made our way through the adversity being able to tell them.

 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

                                 Jeremiah 29:11

                                               

                                                                                                             Grace and Peace,

               Pastor Mark