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Sommer Brown

Trinity UMC has been a part of my life from the very onset of my life. I don’t have a unique story about how the people there became my family. Anyone who has attended Trinity in my 42 years has a special place in my heart.

My story is more about the needs I have as an adult, and the way my church fills them. The priority of my life is to love people without boundaries. Sometimes I do a good job with that, but sometimes I don’t. Sometimes a stressful day will steal my joy. And there are occasions when the ones I love the most get the short end of the stick. I know that I can be guilty of giving the best part of me to other people, or other people’s kids, and leaving what’s left behind for my three precious ones (and their dad, my brother, my parents, my closest friends, etc). When I’m overwhelmed I am not my best. When I feel myself under the weight of the world, and my own disappointment, I find relief and restoration in church. Sometimes it’s the music, sometimes it’s the message, but it can always be found in the people. When my cup is empty, they fill me up. They give me the support I need to be the best I can be. Church is more than a place you go to hear a message. For me, church is a place I go to recharge and reprioritize. When you feel exhausted from the world around you you, find the energy to go to church. You will leave feeling lighter. God wants to carry the weight for you. You don’t have to be at church to receive his help, but being in His house is something you just can’t describe. I know that my life would be much heavier without my God, and my church. If you are feeling pushed down by the world, come to Trinity. We want to help lift you up.

With love,
Sommer