First United Methodist Church
225 Ludlow Street
Hamilton, OH  45011
(513) 896-5683

Sunday Services
9:00 a.m. - Praise Service
10:45 a.m. - Traditional Service

Dear Friends,

There is a feeling about November that is warmer than the month is weather wise. I guess it starts with All Saints Sunday. Where we remember all those that have gone before us. We are reminded of their contribution to our lives and the blessings these contributions generated to make us who we are. The blessings are the memories we carry with us as we live without them.

The old hymn tells us: “He arose a Victor from the dark domain; And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.”

Our promise is we will meet again. We are His saints. John 14 tells us.

The other time this month is Thanksgiving where we get to celebrate those who are part of our lives. Thanksgiving is a time where we get to just enjoy each other. Much like Jesus used to do when He was with us. There was the wedding at Cana where the disciples and Mary, Jesus’ mother, helped a family to keep fellowship going around a marriage meal. There was the dinner that Matthew organized so that Jesus could meet all of his friends. And there was the meal on that fateful Thursday, the night he gave himself up for us we still celebrate today.

Snow and cold cannot dim the warmth of love and memories that November provides.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Mark