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September Family Connections Newsletter is out!

The September Family Connections Newsletter, Calendar, & Pastor Clarissa’s Lilly Pad are out!

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Confirmation/Youth Sunday

Good evening 5th Avenue Family & Friends,
What a joyous Sunday! 
A COVID Confirmation – Emma’s Title. My appreciation to Emma and her family for their patience and understanding as we have navigated our return to in-person worship. However, we are so thankful to celebrate and mark her first time as a baptized Christian to publicly “confirm” her intention to live the vows of her baptism and membership covenant and become a professing member of 5th Avenue United Methodist Church and The United Methodist Church. Welcome Emma!
In conjunction, we are appreciative to our Youth, Aleah Latham and Brookelynn & Kherington Bodden for supporting Emma as they celebrate Youth Sunday. 
Sit back and enjoy this memorable Sunday worship service as our Youth share their gifts and talents and we as the people of God add OBEDIENCE to our being FAT HOGs for Jesus.
God bless,
Pastor Clarissa

Rev. Clarissa Martinelli

Pastor, Fifth Avenue UMC
323 South Fifth Avenue
West Bend, WI
262.334.2059 (W)
847.721.1826 (M)
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. I am a child of God.” marianne williamison

Documents for 11th Sunday After Pentecost

Good morning church Family and Friends, 
My sincerest apologies for the delay in sending out this week’s documents.
Last week began with the Celebration of Life service for Ms. Arnette H. (Williams) MacFarlane and concluded with the Celebration of Holy Matrimony – Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Eric and Jennifer Peters.
As we begin to chew on the HOG part of our 6-weeks sermon series, we mediate and discern what it means to be H-oly for Jesus.
Here’s a truth you need to learn, if you don’t already know it and if you know it, you probably need to be reminded you know it:
 
What we are on the inside is more important than what we do on the outside. After all, if you are the right sort of person on the inside, you are more likely to do what God wants on the outside. The heart matters more to God than anything else in your life.  It is more important than your education, your income, your location, your career, and even who you marry.
 
In fact, if you are the right person on the inside, all the other areas will find their purpose and fulfillment because of that and that’s why our text, 1 Peter 1:13-16,  is so very important.  What is it that God really wants from us?
Our text puts it very simply.  God says, “Be holy because I am holy.” Now that is a very simple, straightforward statement regarding God’s desires for His people. 
Enjoy this week’s journey as we humble strive to be not just FAT HOG for Jesus, especially, HOLY like Jesus.
God bless,
Pastor Clarissa 

Rev. Clarissa Martinelli

Pastor, Fifth Avenue UMC
323 South Fifth Avenue
West Bend, WI
262.334.2059 (W)
847.721.1826 (M)
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. I am a child of God.” marianne williamison