This is the season of endings and beginnings. The end of an academic year with the prospects of college, university, new school, new class, new job ahead.
For Methodists it’s the ending of a Church year and life winds down for a pause in the summer before everything gears up again in September.
For many Circuits and ministers it’s the ending of one appointment and the beginning of another, or of ‘retirement’. For some it’s the beginning of a first appointment.
Whatever the circumstance this season of endings and beginnings brings with a host of mixed feelings - sadness at the goodbyes and what is being left behind, but also excitement and anticipation at what lies ahead.
Every change brings new possibilities, new experiences and a new adventure.
This is part of the journey of life and as we walk it with God we know that whatever the future will bring it is in his hands.
As our circuit prepares for a change of ministry I pray that God will bless you in all that lies ahead.
I’ve had 8 wonderful years here, first in Swindon & Marlborough and then North Wiltshire.
I’ve been richly blessed throughout this appointment, but it’s time to move on now and I’m looking forward to the Wirral, but sad to leave.
Endings and beginnings - part of life’s journey.
Go with God.
Every blessing. Heather