When John Wesley prescribed fasting to the people called Methodist, I wonder if he did so during the Christmas holidays. After all, it was during the Christmas Conference that established Methodism in the U.S. beginning on Dec. 24, 1784.

Your grace toward your church staff has filled our office with words of great appreciation in the form of cards, lunches, and homemade cookies, candy and cakes. I know I speak for all of us when I say you have made us feel loved. We are both humbled and thankful.

In like manner, we love working side by side with you in the mission God has given us in this new year. We wish you every traveling mercy and blessing with family and friends as we again celebrate the coming of the Christ child together.

Held with you,


Matt Gaston
Lead Pastor