March 11, 2014

We are Thankful for the Children...

Whitney Worzer contacted the staff at FUMCR last week to tell a story. During the Ash Wednesday Service at the church last week, her 4-year-old son, Andrew, wrote the following "thank you" note to God:

She, in turn, wrote the following thank you note to FUMCR:

Whitney also added:

I am so proud and humbled by my church and my 4-year-old teaching me and growing my personal faith on a daily basis. 

I began bringing him to worship with me every Sunday since he was 6 weeks old. Originally, it was primarily because I was an overwhelmed first time mom and needed to shower, get dressed and get out of the house at least ONCE a week.

But that routine has lasted the past four years and our church was the one place I could go in public and be surrounding by love and understanding where I would not be judged or turned away for having a cranky kid.  

It is not said enough, but THANK YOU FUMCR for being a community of faith that not only welcomes children into worship and the many other aspects of our life together, but for being a community of faith that helps nurture both parents and children together so that we all may remember to say Thank You God!

Do you have a story of gratitude to share with FUMCR?  Contact us via the Year of Gratitude Hotline at 503.583.2219 (leave a voicemail or send as a text message), or you can send an email to

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