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Church luncheon provides forum for professionals

Posted: April 15, 2012 - 12:00am

Editor:

As a pastor, I often hear from people who struggle to make the connection between faith and the daily grind we know as life. It is sometimes hard to see it, but the reality is faith can and should affect the way we live.

In light of some of the challenging things we see around us, it is refreshing to me to see professional women and men – people often in positions of great responsibility – who allow their faith to shape and inform the way they carry out those responsibilities. I also believe it is important to give those people a forum, if you will, to be able to share their insights with others.

This is the premise behind Covenant United Methodist Church’s monthly “Lunch for Locals.” Professionals from the area are invited to come together for lunch, meet others who share their Christian values, and hear from leaders in our community who are willing to share how they have integrated faith into the workplace.

In a time when there is so much emphasis on the negative things going on in the world, such a forum can offer hope and encouragement. I extend an invitation to anyone who wants or needs to be reminded that the faithful live and work among us, and do so unashamedly.

On Wednesday, we are honored to welcome the honorable Juvenile Court Judge Doug Flanagan as our guest. Lunch ($5 per person) is served at noon, and Judge Flanagan will speak briefly at 12:30 p.m. followed by a question and answer session.

If you would like to join us, make reservations with mary@theumc.org by Monday. Covenant is located at 4536 Washington Road in Evans.

Rev. Randy Monk

Covenant UMC

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