West Chelmsford United Methodist Church
Saturday, July 21, 2018


As many of you know, our church is in the process of beginning a partnership with a Brazilian United Methodist congregation to share space. Our Administrative Board created a task force to work with the Brazilian congregation to plan how this will work. I am pleased to report that our task force met with the pastor and some leaders from the Brazilian congregation on Thursday, May 24. This first meeting was a chance to start getting to know one another, and for the people from the other congregation to see the building. We talked generally about the spaces they would like to use, how we might do some joint activities, and some other details. This past Sunday, May 27, several people from the Brazilian congregation attended our worship service and met more people from our congregation. We will meet again on Wednesday, May 30 to do some more planning.
We hope to have most of the details worked out so we can bring a plan to our June 18 Administrative Board meeting for final approval. If it is approved, then the Brazilian congregation will likely begin worshipping here on Sunday evenings in late June / early July.
I have been impressed by the kindness and faith of the people of the Brazilian congregation. I look forward to getting to know them better and working with them in the coming months.

Reverend Mack