Welcome to the United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon!
The congregation at Mount Vernon United Methodist is a warm and welcoming group-- eager to meet you and excited about worship. Come visit and see for yourself how God is working in our church and in our lives. We think you'll agree that the "UMCMV" is a pretty amazing place to be!
There's a lot going on in the church Right Now!
PASTOR BILL’S BYTES
OUR MISSION: TO MAKE DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD.
OUR VISION: TO LEAD ALL PERSONS INTO A GROWING RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST.
Our Church Council has been wrestling with next steps in living into our vision for our ministry here in Mt. Vernon. In August, we identified four “signature ministries” where we believed God is calling us to excel as God leads this church forward in the coming years. These are: Worship, Spiritual Growth, Family Ministries, and Outreach. These are the areas where we believe we are being called and challenged to focus all our energies and resources in order to live out our Vision for ministry. Working groups are being formed around each of these to determine what next steps we need to take to position this church to make the impact in this community that God wants to make through us.
I would encourage each person reading this to begin thinking about which of these areas you will invest your energies and resources in living out your baptismal covenant. We have been exploring what it means to live generously in recent weeks, and have invited each person to join our “hokey pokey dance of ministry” by “putting our whole selves in.” If you would like to become involved in planning the next steps in one of these ministry areas, here are the persons to contact for each: for Worship, please contact Babs Moore or Ray Reasland; for Spiritual Growth, please contact Ruth Miller or Kay Graber; for Family Ministries, please contact Brittany Booth or Beth Johnson; and for Outreach, please contact Nancy Reasland.
Let’s make this remaining time we have together in ministry prior to my retirement next summer a time when God positions this church to break through old patterns and move into God’s intended future! I’m “all in to go all out.” How about you?
Your servant for the sake of Jesus,