A Very Merry, Thank You

Sunday at Shalimar UMC was an all-around glorious day! Two wonderful Advent worship services in the sanctuary, the youth choir presented their musical, which required us to pull out extra chairs, I might add, and the day ended with the best, most joy-filled children’s musical you have ever seen! It was a wonderful day here at Shalimar UMC.

On Sunday, we also had a beautiful shower held at the church to honor my upcoming wedding! Anne Claire and I are incredibly grateful for all the wonderful people who helped to make this happen. We especially wanted to thank Karen McVay and Rhonda Bradford for the idea and hard work to make it happen! We were genuinely blessed by the outpouring of love, gifts, visits, and kind words that everyone offered, as they stopped by the shower. This church has been a blessing to us already, even in such a strange time as this, and we are so thankful for each and every one of the members at Shalimar.

Anne Claire and I are so excited to begin our life together, and we truly cannot think of a better community or a better church to start our first years together! This church has welcomed us with open arms and shown us more love and support than we could have imagined. It is indeed a joy to serve as one of your pastors, and I look forward to continuing to join alongside you all as we strive to bring the kingdom of God to earth. As we await the coming of our Savior this Advent season, let us be thankful and full of joy as we wait for the light of Christ to burst through the darkness. We are so thankful for the light that you all have shined on us, and we simply wanted to say, “Thank you, and Merry Christmas!”

Matt and Anne Claire

Julie Covert

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