At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, 
“Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 
3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, 
you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 
4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child 
is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 
5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones - those who believe in me - to stumble, 
it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck 
and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. 
7 Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! 
Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come! (Matthew 18: 1-5)

And the United States government says:
“Put the separated children in the custody of government contractors that have been accused 
of abusing children and over-prescribing psychotropic drugs.”

And the United States government says this is okay: 
“Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents 
in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. 
Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets,”

And the followers of Jesus say . . . . . . ?
Peace and Grace,

Neil "Sandy" Sweet, Jr.

Memorial United Methodist Church

You don’t have to own a car to be kind.
You don’t have to own a house to be kind.
You don’t need money to be kind.
You don’t need to be learned to be kind.
You don’t need to be intelligent to be kind.
You only need to do it to be kind.

Jesus said, “Love one another as I have loved you.”


It has been what soon will be 2 months as your Pastor. The wonderful blessings Cynthia and I have received have been a joy for both of us. To experience so many persons in the congregation actively involved in the life of the church, is a true blessing. It appears most all who are in attendance each Sunday, may have some involvement in the worship service that Sunday. We are impressed with the care that goes into coffee hour. It is very clear that all of you care deeply about each other. This makes it easier to be your Pastor. It is a Pastor’s dream to have Lay persons willing to step up and do their part. I’m impressed with the outreach programs occurring at Memorial. In the last few weeks, persons have come and let me know what they are involved in and why. It is one of the top reasons why I wanted to be a certified Lay Minister. We are blessed to have several Certified Lay Ministers and Lay Servant Speakers. We are all ordinary people doing God’s will. Always looking for different means to enhance our Spiritual growth.