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Our Mission Statement: Called to work for all peoples to be in a right relationship with God through Jesus Christ so that together we can share God's love by word and action.


 

 

 

MUSINGS FROM MIKE

‘Are You Sure You Want the Way It Used to Be?’

You can almost feel it in the air. 

We all want our lives back.

We want to look people we love in the eye and hug them. 

We don’t say it out loud, but we would like to erase the last year and go back to the way ‘it used to be’. 

But it seems clear to me that this is a moment of choice for lots of people. 

  • Do I go back to work the way I used to?
  • Remember all the stuff I thought was ‘so important’ and it just isn’t anymore.
  • I don’t want to lose some of the habits, strengths, and gifts I discovered during the pandemic.

How do we figure that out?  I think being people of faith equips us very well for new realities. 

The people of Israel: leaving Egypt; entering the Promised Land; going into Exile;  coming back from Exile. 

Jesus’ disciples; being called out of the lives they worked so hard on to follow this remarkable man from Galilee;  seeing, hearing, and experiencing highs and lows for three years with him, thinking they lost it all only to find the most unbelievable crossing of all – Jesus is risen!

Yeah, I think we can have everything we need to find our way in this new land. 

Shalom,
Pastor Mike


Butler United Methodist Church


5 Bartholdi Ave., Butler, NJ 07405 | Phone: 973-838-2026 | Fax: 973-838-8821 | info@bumcnj.org

Office Hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm