A Pastoral Call to Compassion

01.07.22 | Love | by Pastor Joshua Hagstrom

    Dear FUMC Congregation & Friends,

     As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in our communities, your pastoral team is giving a call to compassion. We continue to encourage everyone to live into our Wesleyan practices of Do no harm, Do good, and Stay in love with God.

    We can do no harm by staying home and quarantining when we know or if we may have Covid. Compassion looks like not putting others at risk when we are not feeling well and potentially exposing our sisters and brothers.

    We can do good by practicing the healthy habits of social distancing, wearing masks in the church building during this covid spike, and washing our hands. Compassion looks like doing what we can to help prevent the spread of this disease.

    We can stay in love with God by continuing to pray. Compassion looks like joining together in praying for everyone in the midst of this pandemic. We are grateful there have not been any restrictions put in place from the hierarchy of the church. We are thankful for all the ways we are able to be in ministry in and outside of the church building. We really want to not have significant spread throughout the church. Let’s remember to practice compassion this season.

    In Christ,

    The Pastoral Team at FUMC