So Much Change

26 05 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Mrs. M & me our for Sushi for the first time in about 8 months)

So I am going to do my best to give you a post that is not entirely Harper & Lily based today (but how could you blame me if they crept in there somewhere, they are SO BEAUTIFUL!!). It has quite literally been a whirlwind last 2-3 weeks. Shortly before Laura first went in the hospital I met with some members of the Alabama-West Florida Conference to discuss a possible vacancy in one of their resource center positions. After the course of about 3 weeks, mixed in the midst of having a wife in the hospital and ultimately becoming the father of beautiful twin girls (see I told you I couldn’t resist), I have now officially been cleared to share with you that come July 1 I will be the Youth and Young Adults Coordinator for the AWF Conference of the UMC. My territory will be everything south of Clanton and part of the panhandle of Florida. For those of you that have spent time in our conference over the last 5 years or so I will be the “new Jeni Lee/Nathan Attwood”.

I am so incredibly excited about this new opportunity and also a little overwhelmed at how large the job is but I am very much looking forward to the challenges. While this is a great move for me, and one I certainly could not resist it is also bittersweet. FUMC Millbrook has been my home for the last 5 years (that is a long time in youth ministry) and has been a wonderful place to work, worship, and grow. My friends and family at FUMC have seen me through so many wonderful life changes (getting married, having babies, etc…). There is so much change that is happening at that church and I will be excited to watch it continue and the good news is now I will still be working for them (and about 700 other churches in the conference).

My last day in Millbrook will be Sunday June 22nd, and I will start at the Conference on July 1. This is a very exciting time for me and I ask those of you that are the praying type to keep FUMC, AWF, and me in your prayers as we all face transitions, new challenges, and change.

Hope you all have a fantastic Memorial Day!!

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15 responses

26 05 2008
papilio588

You talk about those girls all you want…we love hearing about them!!

Wow…congrats on the new job!! How awesome!! Nathan was the associate pastor at my church before that position – he’s a good guy. Hope the transition goes well and can’t wait to hear about all the new and exciting things you will be doing!

26 05 2008
Eleanor

Congratulations on the new job, Nick!

Nathan is coming to FUMC to be our new associate (barring any weird Conference stuff at Conference, I suppose), and I can’t wait to meet him.

I’m so proud of you!

26 05 2008
erma

Nick–I am so happy for you. This job will be perfect for you. God is good!!! I can tell by the pictures that the girls are doing great. I just can’t wait to see them in person.
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26 05 2008
jason

Although I knew beforehand …Let me add my congrats in this public forum on the new job ….one thing I know you are STOKED about though is all the FREE CHEESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NICE

26 05 2008
LMilky

i love you!

26 05 2008
Allison

Cool! Awesome news!

My parents are still at my hometown church… FUMC Geneva. They’ll be in your district! If you’d ever like to contact some folks who’ve been through exactly what you are going through with a 28 week preemie (minus the twins part), then please ask for Dixie Lee. Anyone there knows her. She’s hard to forget. 🙂 Also, I was known in my small town as the “miracle baby” even to my wedding day. Guests at the only hotel were asked “Are you here for the miracle baby’s wedding?” Seriously. 🙂

And I know your little girls are miracle babies, too! Praying for them!

26 05 2008
Mary Tyler S.

Yea Yuh!!! I’m so excited for you! Congrats and we love ya’ll!

27 05 2008
Heather

I am so glad we got to see y’all. I like Laura more every time I get to meet her. You did good, Nick. Congrats on this new job, too. I think it will fit you well.

28 05 2008
Mechelle

Congrats on the new job… It definitely is a season of change! 😉

28 05 2008
LMilky

ditto Heather 🙂

29 05 2008
Mr H's Mom

Congrats, Nick! I know you will be a great asset to the AWF Conference.

Those little girls are sooo sweet. I know you both can’t wait to get them home so you can love on them. Praying for all of you.

31 05 2008
jackie

congrats on the new gig!

4 06 2008
Bean

We’re ready for some new news and pictures!!!!

4 06 2008
Mary Tyler

Did you forget about blog land?

5 06 2008
jason

I will give Nick some slack …THIS TIME…he has been very busy with things …Conference,SLI and of course babies!!
But I think by Saturday we should see a new blog !!!

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