Summer 2016

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750 West Lucas Road

Lucas, TX  75002




June 16, 2016





In a few days I will begin my fourth year of ministry at Good Shepherd UMC.  I am very grateful to you for your love and support for me and my family and for your love and support for our church.  You are helping develop Good Shepherd UMC into a more vital and vibrant congregation where

every life matters and love works. 


We express our love for God through the many ways we are developing relationships with people in our own communities and beyond through:

  • Mentoring at Harper Elementary in Princeton
  • Teaching ESL classes in Princeton
  • Supporting our sister church at Cockrell Hill UMC in Oak Cliff
  • Reading with the Project Transformation children at Waples UMC in Denison
  • Cultivating a long-distance partnership with missionaries David and Cindy Ceballos in Panama


I am excited about the growth of our Children’s Worship through the dedicated leadership of Victoria Jones and Nita Hight, who is also the newest member of our congregation   I hope you will make a point to participate in VBS Monday – Friday evenings next week.  What a great joy to experience 40 or more enthusiastic children discovering the love of Jesus as they sing, create, play games, and learn Bible truths!


With the redo of our two parking lots in January people are regularly commenting on how attractive and inviting our church and grounds are now.  At Annual Conference recently a woman from Plano introduced herself to me and said that she drives on Lucas Road taking her grandchildren to school. She wanted me to know, “What a pleasure it is to watch the changes at your church!  Good Shepherd UMC is a real blessing to your community.”


All of these transformations happen because of your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness.  Thank you for all you are doing for the Kingdom of God and for all that we will become together as we live into God’s future this year.  Please know that I am always available by telephone, by e-mail, or in person.