Shine is the official monthly newsletter of the Liberty Pole, New Hope, and Retreat United Methodist Churches. We trace the origin of our newsletter to the autumn of 2009. At that time, the Retreat United Methodist Church recognized that they had a communication gap between the church and its members. After a few discussions, we established this monthly newsletter to keep our faith family and friends informed on news and events within the church.
The name "Shine" originated from the classic hymn "This Little Light of Mine". "Shine" reminds its readers monthly to live the scriptures, letting Christ's light shine through their lives.
Our circulation expanded in 2013 to include our members and friends of the New Hope United Methodist Church. Now they too enjoy this monthly newsletter.
Following the realignment of churches in our circuit, members and friends of the Liberty Pole UMC signed on to our newsletter.
Today, we not only send out our newsletter to family and friends of our churches. We also send it out to those in the surrounding community who wish to keep up on the latest news in our local churches! People as far away as Arizona have subscribed to our newsletter!
Everyone is welcome to subscribe to our newsletter and we invite you to subscribe as well. Feel free to fill in the subscription form below. Once you do, we will add you to our email list. You will then receive our next edition of Shine at the end of the month.