A Message from Pastor Chuck Schif
Greetings and thank you for being a part of our 50 year celebration! By just reading this letter, you become part of the life of the United Methodist Church of Monroe. Much more than a building, UMCM has always been a gathering of God’s people tracing back to the 1800’s, as you’ll read in the following pages. How is that possible? I believe, and I trust you will find as well if you’ve had the privilege of spending any time at all in this sacred space, that it is only through the presence and power of God, and the willingness of God’s people to give of themselves to provide a place to praise the name of Jesus.
In short, I am honored to be a part of this amazing church family. Before every service, when the liturgist/acolyte, with their lit candle lighter in hand, asks me “Are you ready?”, I always point to the flame that they hold in front of them and say, “We follow Jesus, so if He goes, we go.” Thus, as we read of all the legends that have toiled and sweat, shepherded and loved, praised and comforted, may we give thanks for the good and faithful servants that have come before us, but continue to truly follow the one good shepherd that holds our future, and the future of UMCM.
Where He leads us, we will follow.
– Pastor Chuck Schif