Spring bring a sense of newness to Burlington as the chill of winter fades and the warmth of summer takes over. The sounds of birds chirping fills the air. City parks become repopulated, Lake Champlain beaches reopens, and Church Street comes alive. Neighbors reintroduce themselves.   For me, my family, and our church, this sense of newness is especially true.

photoA NEW SON. By far the biggest news of our lives this spring was the birth of our son, Skye Maloy Pounds, on May 25.  After a week in NICU we brought him home where we was happily greeted by Jude and Wren.   Christin and I look forward to getting to know our baby boy as we also strive to regain some seFree Methodist Church - Google Mapsnse of equilibrium now that we’re outnumbered.

A NEW FACILITY.  As Burlington City Church continues to grow, God has provided for us to move our Sunday worship gatherings to the Free Methodist Church facility located in the Old North End neighborhood.  In return for BCC putting in the time, energy, and resources to renovate the facility, the FMC is giving us a three year lease at no additional cost for Sunday gatherings and office space.  You can read more about this on the Burlington City Church blog.

logoblack500A NEW MINISTRY.  A few weeks ago I and some church-planting friends officially launched the North Country Church Planting Network.  This began with me coaching two church-planters last year, expanded to a monthly online coaching session with church-planters from around the region this past September, then we hosted our first annual “equipping retreat” in January with 21 attendees.  We’re  excited to see what God has in store.  You can find out more at the North Country CPN website.

Click here to download our complete newsletter: spring 2014 newsletter

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