This November will be Mission Month for Maize Manor UMC!
The United Methodist Church’s mission is “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” I like to shorten that to say our mission is to “Live Like Jesus,” which includes both making disciples and changing the world…but it’s a lot easier to say!
In this day and age, there are a lot of false gods that tempt the church away from our mission. From internal bickering to unnecessary distractions, it’s easy for churches to get off track. Today, we call these temptations golden calves; but in the Old Testament they were called idols.
During the month of November, we’re going to celebrate our mission together as a church; we will expose some of the idols that often slow down the church’s mission in the culture we live in; and we will discover how Maize Manor overcomes those idols to help people Live Like Jesus. Then, on Pledge Sunday, we will put our money where our beliefs are, as we pledge our tithes and offerings to support our mission for 2018.