What a wonderful, caring Church Family at AUMC! As you know, each December we have a Staff Appreciation Reception after worship. A few weeks before the reception Sherry sends a letter with my signature as the chair of the Staff Parish Relations Committee, asking for contributions for a monetary gift for each of the 22 staff members.
Even though December is an economically stressful time of the year, you all give more each year to the staff gifts.
I think Sherry says it best, “Thank you to our congregation for loving and supporting the staff of AUMC. The congregation is truly such a blessing to us. I thank God every day for them.”
In Acts 20:35, Jesus said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive,” and our congregation surely exemplifies this verse not only for the Christmas Staff Appreciation Reception, but throughout the year and it is most appreciated.
May God Bless you all and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!