Pastor Paul’s Ponderings – Thanks!

Happy Tuesday New Hope! What a joy it is to be the pastor of New Hope! As I reflected over the almost 4 years I have been here my heart is filled with thanks. You welcomed Dana and I as if we had been here forever. There never seemed to be a time of “getting to know us before you embraced us”. You welcomed us as family and have loved us from the beginning and we are very grateful. I’m not sure if you remember that before coming to New Hope I had been out of the pastoral ministry and away from the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for several years. I left after a very discouraging experience and was deeply questioning my call of being a pastor. Even as I followed God’s leading to return to the pastoral ministry, I had doubts about finding a place to serve. .You have been...