We are nearly in March which means that my family and I have been at Elmwood for 6 months!

Since my arrival last October I‘ve been so encouraged by people and by the unity I’ve seen demonstrated – Carina, Matthew and I really feel part of Elmwood’s family. It’s also been a challenging time, but I am excited about what lies ahead.

We can take hope from Philippians 2:1-5, ‘Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind……… in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.’

Let us continue to march on together, encourage each other and Love, Learn, Serve and Reach like Jesus.

Matt Pierce
Youth and Children’s Pastor