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Enews: Sunday, June 16, 2019

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, June 16 Father’s Day/Graduate Recognition 9:00 One Worship Service Dear Friend, Fear holds us back. Fear caused the disciples to doubt that anything could be done for the people. Fear of the cost, fear that there wasn’t enough, fear that there were too many people to make a difference […]

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Enews: Sunday, June 9, 2019

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, June 9 9:00 One Worship Service Dear Friend, Pentecost is the culmination of the work of God through creation, and now into the body of Christ. What once was scattered at Babel is now brought together. What caused confusion is now clear. What separated us is now brought together. […]

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Enews – Sunday, June 2, 2019

  First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, June 2 9:00 One Worship Service Dear Friend, Ascension reminds us that the ways of this world are not the way of Christ. Jesus didn’t come to establish a worldly kingdom on earth. Jesus didn’t come so that we could continue in our old ways. Jesus came so […]

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Enews: Sunday, May 26, 2019

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, May 26 9:00 One Worship Service on the Patio (weather permitting) Dear Friend, Hospitality is the essential challenge of the Gospel. Matthew Fox, in his book Original Blessing, suggest that the true meaning of “holiness” is hospitality. Hospitality is, essentially, the offer of safety, comfort, nourishment and friendship to […]

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Enews – Sunday, May 19, 2019

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, May 19 9:00 One Worship Service Lilac Day! Dear Friend, Through Christ, we know that God’s love is for all people. God’s desire for us is expressed through the new commandment, to love one another. We are called not to just love the people who are with us, to […]

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Enews: Sunday, May 12, 2019

First United Methodist Church E-news Sunday, May 12 Mother’s Day! Dear Friends, How we welcome one another is how we welcome God. Do we welcome one another with suspicion, or do we welcome one another as we would welcome Christ? Do we accept the gifts from God through others freely, or do we doubt their […]

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Enews: Sunday, May 5, 2019

  First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, May 5 Dear Friend, In this Easter season, we continue to experience the resurrected Christ in new ways, ways that break old borders and walls. Christ calls us to challenge what we’ve been taught as clean or pure. Christ challenges us to see what we may have been […]

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First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, April 28 Dear Friend, During the season of Easter, we read the stories of the disciples, how they experienced the risen Christ, how they went out and shared the Good News. We read of how some were persecuted for their beliefs. However, we must be aware of anti-Semitic interpretations […]

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Sunday, April 21 – Easter Sunday

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, April 21 Easter Sunday! Dear Friend, In all accounts of the resurrection, the women are the first to arrive, the first to see the angels, the first to know that Christ has risen from the dead. In Matthew and John, Mary Magdalene is the first to experience the risen […]

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Three Great Days – Holy Week – Preparing for Easter

“Great Three Days” (“Triduum” in Latin):                              Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday   Maundy/Holy Thursday Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14.  Instructions for the preparation and celebration of the Passover. This feast celebrates God’s deliverance of the people from slavery and from the “angel of death” in Egypt. Psalm 116: 1-2, 12-19  A traditional Passover […]

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