Posts with the category “a-note-from-the-pastor”

West Lawn Update
by Marcela Fileto on September 21st, 2022
On December 15, 2020, the church voted to sell the West lawn to Azure Development, with the understanding that the process from agreement to sell to closing would take approximately 18-24 months. As part of that agreement, Azure placed $100,000 in escrow in case of default. After 180 days, that money became nonrefundable and was placed in Cason’s account. The money is part of the purchase price, a...  Read More
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Greetings from SPPRC!
by Marcela Fileto on September 13th, 2022
Church, This week I have given the space I usually use for my blog to Loreley Hinderling, chair of our Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee. I encourage you to read her article as it will bring you up to date on information related to our staff here at Cason.Pastor DavidGreetings from SPPRC! Over the past year, your Staff/Pastor Parish Committee has been busy reviewing and refreshing the job de...  Read More
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Benevolance
by Marcela Fileto on September 6th, 2022
Take care of him, and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend… Jesus said, “Go and do likewise.” Luke 10:35-37We are called to take care of our neighbors, our friends, those we many not even know. One of the ways that we do that here at Cason is through our Benevolence Fund. However, many don’t know what the Benevolence fund is, or how it is administered. Simply put, the Benevol...  Read More
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Activating change
by Marcela Fileto on August 30th, 2022
For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. - 2 Timothy 1:6This is where we began our current sermon series, fanning into flame the gift of God that is within each of us. This fanning is not only necessary for us individually, but for the Church as a whole. After all, the church is nothing more than a collection of believers i...  Read More
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You shouldn't tithe!
by Marcela Fileto on August 22nd, 2022
I'm going to say something that might shock you... You shouldn't tithe! Do I have your attention?   No, this is not click bate - saying something just to get you to click on a link, only to say something totally different after you click.  I'm serious - tithing is an Old Testamentconcept.  As pastor and author Steven J. Cole puts it, "Tithing emphasizes your obligation to God; New Testament giving...  Read More
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Annual Charge Conference
by Marcela Fileto on August 15th, 2022
Our annual Charge Conference will be held on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 pm. Rev. Craig Nelson of FUMC Boca Raton will serve as our presiding Elder. I encourage any and all members and constituents of Trinity UMC to attend. It will be a time of information, fellowship, and celebration for Cason United Methodist Church s we review 2022 and look forward to 2023.Attendance is important because it i...  Read More
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Boy Scouts of America x United Methodist Churches
by Marcela Fileto on August 8th, 2022
In February of 2020, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy amid mounting claims of Scouting related sex abuse going back decades, with many allegations involving chartering or sponsoring organizations of Scout troops, including several local United Methodist churches.As a result of that action, On August 16, 2021, an email was sent from Bishop Carter, the Conference Chancellor, and the Co...  Read More
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One Board Model: The new administrative structure.
by Marcela Fileto on August 1st, 2022
Over the past few years, it has become increasingly difficult to get people to serve on committees, let alone in leadership. The common response is that there are too many meetings and people don’t want to commit. We must acknowledge that part of the issue is our current membership numbers, and while we foresee an increase in the number of congregants over the next year, the truth is the demand on...  Read More
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The United Methodist Church finds itself less than united currently.
by Marcela Fileto on July 26th, 2022
As we all know, the United Methodist Church finds itself less than united currently.  Over the past few years, it has become apparent that the church was headed for an amicable split at best, an acrimonious divorce at worst.While there was aspiration for a grace filled and loving separation, it appears that all hope of that outcome has disappeared.On July 14th, 106 UMC churches in Florida sued the...  Read More
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