"For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them..." Romans 12:4-6a, ESV
Connection is the glue that makes the Love of Christ real for us in the Church.
In connection with Jesus we begin a new life. In connection with others we are included in the Body of Christ which offers the Gospel to the world as we minister to each other and to others in service.
Ministry: "Service to others, especially at the command of God" (The Logos Enhanced Strong's Lexicon of The Bible)
Jesus told us the He would build His Church in Matthew 16:18. He prepared a people for just this purpose in the years that led to the Cross. When He rose from the grave a brand new creation was begun. 50 days after His death & resurrection the Church was born.
We have been bought, by the price He paid, so that we might be part of His Church. The evidence that we have accepted our place in His plan is three fold. 1) "That we love, one another." and, 2) That we serve, one another. 3) That we are found in one Spirit, in unity, one with another. Jesus set our example in this. Remember when He washed the feet of His disciples.
We may not wash each others feet here at PWUMC, (then again we may) but God has provided us with many opportunities where we can offer our gifts to each other in ministry. Check out these pages to see what is available here to minister to you and where you may get involved in ministry to others and experience pure joy! "Well done, good and faithful servant... ...Come and share in your master's joy." Matthew 25:21 (paraphrase)
"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared in advance so that we would walk in them." Ephesians 2:10
Click on the ministries on the menu above to learn more about what God is up to, here, right next door to Eden.