My name is Kathy Myers and I have been hired as the interim Children’s Ministries Director. We have enjoyed the long and successful ministry of Amy Trost and I am pleased to carry on in her place.
I am the wife of a retired Pastor and the mother of four sons. Our life has been wonderful and exciting and afforded me many opportunities to work with children of all ages. I have led children’s choirs, Adult choirs, taught Sunday Schools, Directed VBS’s, and helped run a very successful AWANA Program. After my husband retired from the ministry I taught at Echo Preschool, several after school programs in Aztec and for 11 years at Emanuel Christian CDC and Academy. I was Christian Education and Music Minister at the Aztec United Methodist Church several years ago. Music is a real love of mine and I am very involved in the various music ministries in the church also. So now God has brought me to this new place to serve and I am very excited.
We are still in flux and evaluating the programs we have had in the past and exploring the way we want to go in the future concerning the Children’s Ministries. There will be some changes but some things will go on much as before. There will continue to be Tree house and Sunday School. There is no Juice on Wednesday nights for the children until further notice. We will be starting a new approach to Kid’s Church this Sunday, February 11, and would invite all to come and see what that is about. There may be other things coming down the road that we haven’t even thought of yet in this first week of transition, so stay tuned for those events!
Our church has been going through a lot of changes these last few weeks and even months, as we prepared. My new role is one of those many changes. For some of us change is not always an easy thing. I can’t even stand to change the furniture layout in my house! But change is one of the few SURE things in our lives, confusingly enough. But there are so many places in God’s word that can help us get through these trying times.
Philippians 4:6-8 tells us:
“6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
We CAN get through these changes stronger, more unified, and more ready to do the work God has prepared for us to do in this community IF we stand together and uplift it all in prayer and remember that change is hard, but will someday in the future be referred to as ‘the old ways’. That’s just life.
I look forward to my new capacity in this church and would ask for your prayers for the success and growth in our children’s ministry, as well as the church as a whole.