Notes from the Pastor

  Rev. Dr. Noah Panlilio was appointed pastor of Malta and Northwest Malta Churches effective July 1, 2013. Pastor Noah grew up in Manila, the capital city of the Republic of the Philippines and started as a student pastor after graduating from the university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. He then continued on to seminary for a Master’s Degree in Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degree. He has been a pastor in the United Methodist Church over 32 years serving in the city of Manila and Northwestern District of Chicago. Pastor Noah has one daughter, Reanna Grace.

  PASTOR NOAH’S OCTOBER MESSAGE

This is a very crucial letter from me and the Finance Committee.

Dear Malta United Methodist Church Members,

We would like to make the congregation aware of our seasonal decline in giving and resulting bank account reductions during the summer months.  Our income and expenses continue to be on track with previous years, however we have had additional expenditures for the parsonage furnace/AC, sump pump, cleanup costs from the basement flooding and other regular maintenance.  We are also planning to replace the roof on the front entry of the Church in the coming weeks.

Every summer our giving falls into a slump, but we must also face what is happening in our church; we have lost more members than we have gained.  Thus, we have fewer giving units left to contribute towards these expenses.

Declining membership is not new to most churches; it has been gradually taking over our church.

Please consider increasing your monthly giving and/or contributing to the capital improvement fund for these maintenance and repair projects.

Your prayers and consideration in this matter are greatly appreciated.

  To God be the Glory for Great Things God Has Done!!                  

Yours because of Jesus,

  +Pastor Noah

Rev. Dr. Noah R. Panlilio