I don’t know about you but I’m always a little nervous when I attempt anything new. I’m a little unsure of the outcome– like riding a bicycle for the first time–you never know if you’re going to ride or crash!
Well, I think I can truthfully say that our First CMU Sunday was a Big Success (at least from my point of view), which means we didn’t crash! We had 26 faculty, staff and administrators from Central Methodist University who volunteered to visit 25 United Methodist Churches on Sunday, October 28th. Many of the volunteers I heard from spoke well of the welcome and hospitality they received from UMC pastors and congregations, which I’ve also experience in my travels around the State of Missouri and elsewhere. I have not heard from most of the pastors yet but I’ll be sending a CMU Sunday Survey to all the participating pastors and churches this week.
Our next CMU Sunday is scheduled for Sunday, February 24, 2013. I already have a few churches and volunteers signed up to participate. If you are a pastor or a lay leader from your church and would like to schedule a CMU Sunday for your congregation, then please call me at 660-248-6390 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I promise to read any comments on this blog and reply. So, don’t be shy about writing back to me and posting anything you’d like to share. I’d like to get your feedback on this blog and how to make it more interesting and appealing to you as a reader, especially since this is my first time to blog and only my second post. I plan to read and learn how to be a good blogger but it is always good to hear from anyone who cares enough to take the time to write to me.
I invite you to check out our new Central Methodist University/United Methodist Church Connection web site page that will be going live soon. The web address is: http://www.centralmethodist.edu/admissions/umc-hold.php.
PS If you would like for me to fill the pulpit at your church for you, then please contact me by email or on my office phone. I’m filling the pulpit for Kevin Shelton at Community UMC in Columbia on Saturday, January 12th, and Sunday, January 13th when we will have our next CMU Days there.