A message from Brother Jaimie Alexander
Dear FUMCBV Family,
A few weeks, I used a quote from Corrie Ten Boom in a sermon. The quote is “never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God”. I never knew when I quoted that statement how true it would be for me. I have lived in Northwest Arkansas for 15 years, the same house for 13 years, and have been your pastor for the last 6 years, at the end of June this will all change. I have been appointed by Bishop Gary Mueller to serve as the Senior Pastor of FUMC Texarkana, Arkansas. I was shocked to receive this unexpected news, just as you possibly are to read this email. I had told several people when asked if I thought I would be moved this year “NO”, but I was wrong.
Pastor Judy will also be appointed to a new congregation July 1st, as she begins a new season in her life and ministry. I cannot thank you each enough for the way you have offered your expressions of support to and for her. It has not been announced where she will be serving. I ask you to continue to be in prayer for her and for the Bishop’s Cabinet as they prayerfully make this decision.
Thank you for the privilege of being your pastor! It has been an incredible joy in my life. You have accepted me and invited me into your hearts. We have journeyed together as we grow deeper in our relationship with Christ. We laughed together and we have cried together. You have invited me into some of the most sensitive times of your life. You have cared for me as person and I can say without a doubt, you have supported me as your pastor. I am so grateful to you for being a church that seeks to love, learn, and lead!!
We still have several months together so let’s be the Church God has called us to be!!!
God is Faithful!!
Don’t just come the church, Be the Church!!