A Message from Pastor Leanne
My friend just opened her pool. it is still May so that water is still cold. One of her
children stood back as far as he could on their deck, psyched himself up a bit, and
then just dove in to the cold water.
As l am packing up my house and office, looking towards the move to Bath and
the new work God is doing in all of us, l feel I am standing as far back on that
deck, preparing myself to dive in full force. Perhaps that is how you feel as well
with the change of pastors. As United Methodists, we just dive into ministry
together. The Good News is we are not diving into the unknown alone. God's
grace has already gone before us, God is with us now, God promises to be with us
to the end of days.
So let's dive in!
I am Leanne Zeck. I am pastoring currently at New Beginnings UMC in Elmira.
Originally, l am from Buffalo, South Buffalo/ West Seneca to be more exact. I
have served in Stafford and LeRoy before Elmira. June 11 marks my 8th ordination
anniversary. I love hockey, reading, hiking, dogs, and cook outs.
One of my favorite verses is
2 Corinthians 5:17
17 So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old
things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived!
God is always doing something new in our lives. Thank God for the mercies that
are new every morning, the new grace that is given each day, the new starts we
all get. Sometimes that involves small changes, sometimes-big changes. For this
season of our lives, we will journey together into this great adventure of God
making us new, making Bath new, making all of Creation new again. So let's dive
right in by and with God's grace!
l will see you all in July!