First United Methodist Church
FROM THE PASTOR
I am so grateful for our teachers! Of all the lessons the last 6 months have taught us, we’ve learned that our teachers, administrators and support staff in our schools are simply irreplaceable. A few years ago, a friend passed on to me this little piece entitled:
A Teacher’s Paraphrase of First Corinthians 13
Though I have all the Elmer’s glue and scissors, and have read the lesson five times, and have not love; I am not a teacher.
And though I have all the construction paper, glitter, posters, puzzles and unit activities and have been planning special sessions, and have not love, I am not a teacher.
Teachers look neat and are not easily provoked when something is wrong with the heating or cooling system.
Teachers are not envious, do not work for their names to be praised, but work for the benefit of their students. They bear their student’s problems and believe and work for the best of all the students they teach. For a teacher’s work is in vain unless he or she has a true interest in the children.
Where there be magic markers, they shall dry up. Where there be chalk and blackboards, they shall crumble. Where there be printed material, it shall fade. But a right relationship will endure forever as it is shared in the lives of the children.
And now abideth planning, preparation, and love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.
May God bless all our children, teachers, parents and school personnel as they begin this new school year. We are praying for you.