HENDERSONVILLE, NC: First United Methodist Church’s annual Spiritual Formation Weekend Feb. 22 and 23 features Rev. Dr. Mike Slaughter, pastor emeritus at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church (Tipp City, OH).
On Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rev. Slaughter reminds us that Jesus’ call is clear: we are to live out the Kingdom of God in our lives and in our communities. This often requires us to live counter-culturally. The good news is that when we get serious about following Jesus, lives are changed and disciples made.
When Pastor Slaughter arrived at Ginghamsburg Church in 1979, worship attendance hovered at 90 with just 118 members and the church budget was $27,000. Through his dynamic teaching, his heart for the lost, and innovative approach to ministry the church grew to over 5,000 weekly attendees, and its multi-million dollar budget helps resource a faith community committed to serving the poor, the lost and disenfranchised.
Registration is open for the day-long Saturday, Feb. 22, program featuring Rev. Slaughter. A $15 fee covers lunch; proceeds fund meals for the food insecure in Henderson County. Register online at www.fumchvlnc.org or by calling the church at 828-693-4275. Payment can be made online with PayPal and by cash or check in advance or at the door.
Rev. Slaughter is the guest preacher at three worship services on Sunday, Feb. 23. Worship times are 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. (traditional) and 9:15 a.m. (contemporary).
The community is invited for this weekend with Rev. Dr. Mike Slaughter as he emboldens and strengthens us to live out our faith here and now.
FUMC is located at 204 Sixth Avenue West in Hendersonville. Convenient, handicap-accessible parking is available in the main parking lot on Buncombe Street.