It is good to be back! We had a great time and many adventures with our two grown up kids. Now it is time to look to ministry at NFUMC in 2015. We have a lot of exciting things coming up.
First, however, we have received a note from the Vt. Dept. of Children and Families in Addison County thanking us for being such generous Christmas angels. We gave a total of 63 gifts to children and teens with help from our local Mobil station. The DCFS reports they gave out 188 gifts and that was 83 more than last year which is amazing. They write: “Shirley (Parfitt) – thanks for being the point of contact. And to all the wonderful Christmas angels at NFUMC – thanks for making Christmas that much brighter for some really sweet children, some of whom would literally have had nothing without you.”
“Awesome” said the staff at the Mobil station when I shared this letter with them. Indeed, we are awesome when together we serve others in Christ’s name with Christ’s warm transforming love. Together we will do more great things in 2015.
Grace and Peace,