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Three Closing Thoughts
- “We are under-incomed, not over-expensed.” I offer we are not under-led. Your lay leadership at Hilltop is bold, because our vision is bold.
- Eugene Peterson’s paraphrase of the Bible, The Message offers this glimpse at Luke 12:48b: “Great gifts mean great responsibilities; greater gifts, greater responsibilities!” We need to respond in a responsible way to the gifts we have been given.
- We quoted an unnamed black preacher in the February Newsletter: “God is not a monument, but a movement.” Methodism was called a movement in our early days. We can recapture that by focusing on our transformation purpose.