Over the past five years I have been to Samara, Russia twice. Both trips were transformative, exceeding my expectations of deepening our relationships with one another, and solidifying our partnership, as together we bring alive the words of Jesus, “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others.” (Matthew 5:14-16)
The Samara United Methodist Church Pastors and Laity will be with us July 24 – August 1! For over 25 years Hyde Park Community UMC has had a relationship with Samara UMC. Over the years teams from Samara and HPCUMC have visited the US and Russia. Six of our brothers and sisters from Samara will be with us July 24 – August 1.
Today, Pastor Natalia will preach followed by a meal in the refectory. The congregation is invited to stay after worship to break bread and fellowship. In addition, you are invited to join us for any and all of the following events:
Monday, July 29, 7:00, Worship at HPCUMC
Tuesday, July 30, 9:00-3:00, Wesley Community Services
Thursday, August 1, 8:30 -2:00, Air Force Museum, Dayton
If you would like more information about joining us for any of the above contact Pastor Kate, Pastor Doug, or Kevin Betts.
May God’s blessings abound, see you in Church!