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We have heard that question several times since the announcement of the Healthy Church Initiative (HCI) prescriptions in January. Some folks have been under the impression that little has happened to fulfill our prescriptions. However, many small groups and committees have been meeting over the last several months and many ideas have been set in motion. We are publishing those updates weekly in our e-newsletter and worship bulletin. You can learn more on our HCI web page HERE.

Greater clarity will also come as we worship and study together during a six-week series beginning August 19, entitled Connecting God and Grace to Self and Community. This is FUMC Plano's new Vision Statement that we discerned and voted upon in the spring. For six weeks we will unpack this statement in sermons and small group curriculum that I hope every small group and Sunday School class will use. By the end of September, we will have a clearer understanding of what our Vision Statement means, who we believe God is calling us to be, and what we believe God is calling us to do in our mission field for the sake of "making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world (our United Methodist Church's mission statement)."

I hope you will make it a priority to be part of our Vision Series in August. In the meantime, check out our summer series Summer Blockbuster: God at the Movies HERE. It should be both fun and compelling!

Blessings in your travels and thank you for your steady gifts, prayers, service and witness this summer.

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Matt Gaston
Lead Pastor