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Pastor's Corner




Our Pastor...................


                        
                                                Pastor Jean Smith
                                  Parsonage Phone...............814-266-8224                   Check out one of Pastor Jean's
                                  Pastor's Cell Phone.............724-544-3326                Children's Sermons...  Click Here
                                Church Email:  belmontum@atlanticbb.net

                                                                                

         Our Mission Statement................

           To Proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and bring people into a saving
           relationship with him.

           To Nurture the spiritual growth of the congregation and:

           To Serve as Christ would in meeting the spiritual and physical needs
           of our community and world.
 
  

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1 Chronicles 16:28-29; 34
Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory due his name; bring an offering; and come before him. O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.


While I am typing this, it is not yet Thanksgiving. It is difficult for me to get in the mood for Christmas before I have my turkey! I've been thinking a lot lately about being mindfully thankful - about living life with my eyes wide open to God's blessings all around us. It is so easy to see what is wrong with our world, but there is a lot that is right. I can't help but think that our witness as Christians would be more impactful if we talked more about what we are for rather than what we are against. Going about our days with mindful gratitude really does make a difference in us, and it is contagious. It makes a difference in the people around us as well.

I know by the time you read article the Thanksgiving holiday will be over, but your thanksgiving does not need to end. The Christmas holiday can be so stressful, but you can alleviate the stress with thankfulness. Take a moment each day to look around you at all that is good and lovely and perfect in your life and know that it is all a gift of God's loving grace. Ask God to open your eyes to all the ways God is at work in your life - not because you deserve God's blessings, but simply because God loves you.

Let's keep this attitude of gratitude throughout the dark days of winter and watch for God's good and previous gifts all around us.


May the grace of the Father, the love of the Son, and the communion of the Holy Spirit abide upon you this day and every day unto ages and ages to come.

                                                                      
Grace and Peace,
                                                                                                     Pastor Jean

                     

                     Pastor Jean Smith                                         Wayne and Pastor Jean Smith
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