I began blogging in August 2012. At the time I was serving in the second month of my sixth year as the appointed pastor of Monroe United Methodist Church. It was already a time of spiritual renewal for me and of renewed spiritual vitality for the congregation, and the blogging was the result of both and also became a means for further renewal personally and for the congregation.
Forty-five months later, my journey with Monroe UMC is nearing an end. I will be retiring the blogsite that I began in August 2012 because I chose to use “Monroe UMC” as part of the domain name, and it will no longer be appropriate for me to connect with readers using that domain name since I will no longer be serving the congregation as pastor beginning on moving day on June 29th. Although no new posts will be added to that blogsite after June 28th, readers may still access the blogsite after that date to view the hundreds of posts published since August 2012: Monroe UMC Blogsite.
Josh Dalton will be serving as the congregation’s new pastor beginning on June 29, 2016. I pray that the congregation will welcome, love and support him.
Today I am launching this new blogsite, and I will continue to blog on this site through the end of the transition and beyond. If you wish to subscribe to receive future posts from this blogsite, you may do so at your own initiative.
I am grateful for the nine years that I have served as the pastor of Monroe UMC and look forward to God’s preferred future for me and for the congregation as we part on June 29th.
Grace Upon Grace,