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Upcoming Events
JUN

23

SAT
Jensen Woods Fundraiser
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Agape Youth will be volunteering at the Jensen Woods fundraiser at the Adams County Fairground, the event runs from 10-4 everyone is welcome to come help.
JUN

25

MON
JUN

26

TUE
Agape Youth Group
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7th - 12th Grade Youth Group
JUN

30

SAT
JUL

01

SUN
Holy Communion
All are Welcome to take Holy Communion at Union
Limitless In Christ
10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
JUL

03

TUE
Agape Youth Group
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7th - 12th Grade Youth Group
Ruth Circle
6:00 PM
JUL

04

WED
JUL

07

SAT
Vacation Bible School
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
We invite all of God's children, regardless of age, for a fun Vacation Bible School. We will sing, make a craft, have a lesson, and play games before having lunch at noon. We hope you can join us as we grow in our faith together. For more information please call (217) 223-6062
August 2017 Newsletter Article from Pastor Carol Stufflebeam

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

     My garden is proving to be an interesting experience. I confess that I am delighted by the growth that I see on a daily basis. I marvel at how the cucumber, zucchini, watermelon, and pumpkin plants have taken over their corner of the garden and beyond. Next year I may need to place more distance between them. One of the things I have noticed is that my vegetables do not look exactly like the vegetables I purchase from the supermarket. My eggplant is thin and long. The acorn squash that I am about to pick is misshapen. The one bell pepper I have picked was small. The reality is that their shape and size does not impact the flavor they have or affect their nutritional value. Years ago I read an article that spoke about how we like our fruits and vegetable to have a certain look, we like our food picture perfect. This expectation guides those who purchase produce for the retail market. Produce is given a grade, retailers pay according to the grade and so do we. I am just as guilty as anyone else when I am at the grocery store; I look for the best looking fruits and vegetables I can find. As I reflect upon that I have to wonder, do we do that with other things? I think it is safe to say yes. There are times we even expect perfection in other people. That is interesting especially when we do a little self-reflection, if we’re honest, we will see that we each have imperfections. The apostle Paul addresses this in the third chapter of the book of Romans, he said “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (3:23, NRSV). Paul reminds us that it is only through faith in Jesus that our sins are forgiven and we can be made righteous in the eyes of God. None of us are perfect; the cross reminds us of that. My prayer is two-fold; I pray that you have accepted God’s grace. God loves you with a grace that will not quit. Receiving His grace and really living into it will change your life. Second, I pray that we can have the courage and wisdom to extend God’s grace to others. God has created us uniquely different, and it is good. God desires that all people know of His grace and love, that is our responsibility.

As you journey through this life, may you know the joy and peace that comes from faithfully serving Jesus Christ.

Blessings,

  Pastor Carol