A Re-thought Life

Although technically, my retirement doesn’t take place until  tonight at midnight, for all effective purposes, I retired Sunday at 12 noon. I had picked this last Sunday of the year to say goodbye because it is normally a very low attendance Sunday and I figured I could be in worship with my congregation and then…

The Long Goodbye

“My bags are packed, I’m ready to go . . .  ” and thus starts one of my favorite songs from my younger days, Leaving on a Jet Plane. Yes, my bags are packed. In fact, essentially my whole life is packed, and safely stored for the time being. No jet plane, but indeed, “O babe, I hate…

Fun Facts about the New Pastor

So, what do you know about the new pastor as of January 1, 2014 at Krum First UMC? Check out this presentation and you will know much more! And yes, my retirement is 18 days away! Introduction pastor-jessica from Christy Thomas

December 8 2013 E-worship info

Because of the ice, those who wish to meet together are invited to the church facebook page from 8:45 to noon today (Dec. 8) where we can talk through the message and/or anything else that seems interesting. Below are the message slides for the day.  Just click on the link and a PowerPoint Show will download…

The General Rules as Interpreted by my Confirmation Class

Wesley’s General Rules provide wonderful basic guidelines to Christian living. The rules read this way: First: By doing no harm, by avoiding evil of every kind, especially that which is most generally practiced, such as: Secondly: By doing good; by being in every kind merciful after their power; as they have opportunity, doing good of every…

Four Months, Fourteen Days

On December 31, 2013, I will say “good-bye” to a life and work I have simply loved.  That day will be my last day to serve as Senior Pastor at Krum First UMC, and my last day as an Elder in active service in The United Methodist Church.  The next day, I officially take on the status…