Thank You!

A big and joyful thank you to everyone at Asbury UMC for your support, prayers, encouragement, and love throughout the ordination process!   When I was 16 and first heard God calling me to ministry I was frightened and even a little dismayed by that call.  I could not imagine my life in ministry and was frightened by that unknown.  I said yes to the call because of the astounding abundance of God’s love even in the midst of fear and uncertainty.  What I knew for certain was that the love of God would support, strengthen, inspire, challenge, and uphold me.  Over the past 12 years as I have pursued my calling towards ordained ministry I have experienced that truth.  What was unknown and frightening has become joyous and life-giving because of God’s faithful love. I want to tell you that you at Asbury have embodied that love of God for me over these past three years.  You have loved me, supported me, challenged me, and accepted me in ways that have helped me to grow not just as a pastor but as a follower of Jesus.  I am so grateful that we get to join in ministry together, so grateful for the ways that we have and will continue to grow and follow God together.  From the bottom of my heart I love you and cherish getting to serve as your Pastor of Discipleship.  No matter where my ministry takes me in the future, Asbury will hold a special place in my heart for being an important part of this ordination journey.  Thank you!

-Rev. Chelsea Constant

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