In a prophecy given to Ezekiel, in the Old Testament, God says that He will reunite His people, He will bring them back from the places that they have been scattered. They will be one nation, under on King, with one purpose (37:21-23). That purpose is stated very clearly in verse 23: “They will once again be my people, and I will be their God.”
You will be my people. I will be your God.
On Sunday, we celebrated all the things that have gone on in and through CUMC throughout its history. But we also celebrated the lives that have been changed for God. We exist to change lives, to show people who this God is who longs for them. We invited back everyone who had ever been a part of this church because God longs to be reunited with them. We proceed in our ministries now because God longs to be reunited with His people.
I don’t know what the future will hold for this church. We are smaller than we have been in the past. We are also bigger than we have been at other times. We’ve done many things in our past. We are doing many things now as a church. And we have plans for doing many things in the future. But all these “things” that we do are for the sole purpose of being the people of God and reuniting people with their God.
That’s who we are as the people of Coopersville United Methodist Church. We’re flawed- yes. We’re certainly not a huge church. But we have a passion for reuniting people with God. I encourage you to come, check us out, and see what it means to be the people of God.