Dear Church Family,

 

I love being the pastor at First Baptist Church. As Christmas draws near, I want to tell you how much it means to me to be the pastor of this great church. Since our arrival here in July we have been loved and accepted by this congregation in a special way. Just this week I attended a Christmas lunch for a Sunday school class, and all they wanted to ask was where my wife was. She wasn’t able to attend, but you can’t believe how encouraging it is to a pastor to have his church love his wife. Furthermore, the way you love our little girl means the world to us. She has gained so many additional grandparents here at First Baptist Church! We are also so thrilled over the way you have celebrated alongside us as we anticipate the birth of our second child in July.

I thank God for this opportunity and privilege every day. The greatest privilege of my pastoral life is the opportunity to serve this great congregation. Your love and support mean so much to me, and I am grateful that you support me and my family as we serve Christ here in Gadsden.

May you have a Merry Christmas!

 

In Christ,

 

Pastor Mat

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