Rodney’s Reflection: Time to Celebrate

Are you ready for a party?

Looking for a way you can celebrate and be with people?

As I was listening to NPR this past weekend, one comedian noted they were so ready to go to a party and sit in the corner on their phone watching everyone else.  As physically distanced as we have been this last year even the introverts are wanting to go to a party.

Are you feeling this too?

The good news is CDC says being vaccinated allows us celebrate more in groups than last year, outside and unmasked. Which is perfect, considering how May and early June are always filled with many celebrations:  Mother’s day, Graduations for Highs School and College, weddings, and more. In each situation, we gather with family and friends to celebrate the accomplishments, the joys, the successes, the milestones, and the new beginnings.

I hope you will make plans to join us as we Celebrate as a church:

May 9 – Mother’s Day
May 16 – First Inside the Building Worship Service in 2021!
May 23 – Graduate Sunday – Celebrating our High School and College graduates.
May 30 – Celebrating Memorial Day
June 12 & 13 – Aldersgate UMC 30 Birthday weekend!

Let’s be honest, the church calendar can get full. Often, we may move from event to event, without celebrating our successes, without acknowledging the impact Jesus is having in our lives the our community. If we are not careful we get caught up in the whirlwind of things and events and we stop celebrating.

This Sunday I will kick off a new sermon series, Celebrate. I hope you will join me in 6 weeks of intentional celebration. From this Sunday until our Birthday weekend, each week we will find ways to celebrate together. Celebrating Jesus’ love at work in our families, in our everyday life, in our graduates, in those who have given their life so others might live, and in the 30 years of ministry in North Carrollton. We have so much for which to be grateful and to celebrate. Don’t miss out on these unique and special ways to celebrate this year.

Are you ready to celebrate?

I hope so. I hope I will see you online or in person over the next 6 weeks as we celebrate together!


Rodney Whitfield
Senior Pastor