I recently talked with the kids during Children's Time about identity. I shared that wearing a cross makes us no more a Christian than sitting in our garage makes us a Porche. It was a funny moment to put on all the things that make me "What I Am," but a real moment to share with them "Who I Am."
As far as the What: I am a Firefighter/Paramedic in Pierce County. I fish and tell tales. I golf and take mulligans. I play music and write songs in hopes that I might change the world with one melody. I ride motorcycles and like to play sports with my kids. Secretly, I wish I was a pirate and honestly, I wish there was more time in the day.
As far as the Who: I am a Child of God. And, like you, I am loved. I believe that we have been given God's grace far before we ever asked for it and far more than we deserve it. That is what makes me a Methodist. John Wesley believed and founded our faith on this principle: God's Prevenient Grace chases us, God's Justifying Grace saves us, and God's Sanctifying Grace brings us into a right relationship with God.
I am passionate to share God's Good News with you. God loves each of us for who we are, right now! I am not without fault. I am broken. I struggle with things in my daily life and I am blessed to share my faith journey with the congregation here at the North Mason United Methodist Church.
If you are seeking a church family, if you want to be involved in a church community which follows the teachings of Jesus, If you want to know more about God's call in your life, I invite you to worship. All are welcome.
Pastor Rob McCoy