When the disciples asked Jesus for the greatest commandment, he responds with these words in Matthew 22.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’
Matthew 25: 35-41
Jesus answers with not only the first greatest commandment, but also with the second. At Connect Church we believe that when we truly love God we cannot help but love others. This connection enables us to experience God.
Our mission to “Connect to God and Connect to others” is not two separate missions, but a mission that works hand in hand. Would you like to be “connected” and become involved in a mission project? If you are interested in making a difference, Connect Church might be the place for you. Please contact one of the Mission Team members, or our pastor, to help you get “connected”. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information and we will ask Mission Team to contact you.
Connect UMC Mission Team Members 2019
- Shane Bird (Chair)
- Kaitlin Austin
- Marleen Harris
- Terrie James
- Jamin Jones
- Eric Weingaertner