God loved me before I accepted him.  He loved me after I accepted him and He especially loved me when I was separated from Him by willful self-centeredness for nearly 30 years.  I started living in fellowship with God again after the loss of my husband at the invitation to Red Ridge UMC by dear friends who had just lost their baby.  Two tragedies, but it brought five souls back to Jesus and to Red Ridge.  God forgave me of my transgressions and welcomed me with open arms.  There were lots of open arms at Red Ridge too, Ellen McCrary for one.  If you don’t think your love of Christ shines through in your welcoming actions think again!  I’ve been at Red Ridge now since 1998 and see Christian love every Sunday.  I daily strive to return some of God’s love through my actions.  Make it your motto to “leave the light on”!