Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! I am delighted that you have found your way to our church website and pray that it may represent for you the opening to a lifelong encounter with the living God.
Our aspiration in the Miles congregation is to follow Jesus’ two-fold Great Commandment: to love God with all of our being and love our neighbors as ourselves. Though imperfect in our striving, we seek to be a place of joy, comfort, love, and support both for those who are a part of our spiritual community and for the larger Ocean View neighborhood.
As the spiritual shepherd of this flock, I welcome you into the fold and invite you to walk along with us on life’s journey. Our lives may have their burdens aplenty but in Christ Jesus and his church we need not carry those burdens alone. Welcome!
The Board of Trustees advanced a proposal that was approved by the Church Council to completely renovate the Church Kitchen, bringing it up to code in every respect and rendering it a more user-friendly space for the scores of persons who give of themselves in service there. This effort has been a long time in coming and has been advanced to this point through the financial gifts of numerous church members over the years who have wanted to see such a project come to fruition. Among those persons, our late friend Jean Shepherd made a generous bequest to the church which is being used, along with many others, to get this project underway. To complete the renovation, we are making an immediate appeal for additional contributions from our members and friends.
Work on the renovation is progressing with hopes of a completion before fall activities resume. We have met our initial goal of $78,000 thanks to the faithful giving of members and friends of Miles. It is not too late to give to this project. With any construction project comes a good possibility of additional cost due to unforeseen circumstances. You are encouraged to help meet the unforeseen.
Our church kitchen is central to so many ministries that happen here – the weekly community hot breakfast each Wednesday, weekly children and youth suppers, receptions for various church events, UMMen dinner meetings and golf tourney luncheons, holiday celebrations, home-schoolers lunches – the list goes on and on.
To donate online CLICK HERE to go to our donation page. Please make sure to select the “Kitchen Renovation” box to enter your donation.
We ask you to please prayerfully consider how you and your family can participate meaningfully to prepare our church kitchen for service in the generations to come.