A return visit to WUMC
Yesterday morning, I returned to the church I worked for up until January 1 of this year. It’s hard to believe I’ve been away for an entire month already. I went to do a ministry presentation. To share about my new job.
Right before I got up to speak, my name showed up on the screen. It said “Sara Evanchick: Wayne County Ministry Update” … “But first, let us say thank you”
Then they showed this.
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Totally blew me away. When I did get up to do my update, I had to fight back the tears. I loved the years I spent working for WUMC and it’s been a tough month. I’m so pumped for what’s ahead! But the transition is still not easy.
After my update they presented me with a gift and flowers. There was also a reception after the service complete with a cake and root beer floats. It was a great celebration! It was so nice to see all my friends and some of the students I haven’t been able to connect with since I left.
It was also AWESOME to see a Rec student who has started attending the church since I left. He brings his younger siblings with him. They’re attending Sunday school and have been in worship every week this month.
A dear friend said a few words as she presented me with my gift. She said ‘we’re all looking forward to partnering with you in this new ministry” … that, in itself, is an amazing gift.
Thank you to all the people of WUMC. We’ve had some good times – and I’m confident we aren’t finished working together. The relationship has changed but our common passion remains.