All are journeying.
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Hamilton, OH   45011
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It’s a new year already. Are you, like me, still trying to figure out how this year slipped away so fast?

Wasn't it yesterday when we welcomed our first Family Promise families into our doors? Now we are saying goodbye to the families that visited us this December.

We have added new partners to the Community Lunch program and have had to say goodbye to others. Yet we continue to provide 250 plus meals per week to those not able to provide for themselves. That means we have provided over 12,000 meals. A staggering number. In addition, we have helped over 500 people find shelter, get assistance, keep their home, and put food on the table. Bicycles have been repaired to provide transportation for those needing transportation yet are unable to drive a car. Strollers have been provided for special needs children. The list goes on and on.

All of this provided because First United Methodist cares about our brothers and sisters.

What a blessing that we have been placed in a position to provide these services throughout the year. Yet our challenges remain. Many who come into our doors do not understand what a relationship with Jesus can mean. It is up to us to show them and to be the light of hope in the darkness that surrounds us.

“You are the light of the world.” Jesus tells us in Matthew. “…let your light shine before men, that they might see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

That is our directive. That we be the hands and feet of Jesus within our community to “Know Christ and make Him known.” “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35 


Blessings to you and yours this coming year.

Grace and Peace,


Pastor Mark