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1.30.2020

Enews: Sunday, February 2, 2020

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, February 2 8:00am Worship in the Chapel 8:45am Conversation with the Pastor in the Chapel about General Conference  10:00am in the Sanctuary Dear Friend, Listen. Stop what you are doing. Are you living into the busy-ness of the world? Are you living by the world’s measures of success? Or […]

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1.23.20

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, January 26 8:00am Worship in the Chapel 8:45am Christian Formation 10:00am in the Sanctuary Dear Friend, The stories of new beginnings almost always are stories of struggle and hope. Jesus begins his ministry by calling the disciples after John was arrested. Paul begins this letter to the church in […]

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1.16.20

Enews: Sunday, January 10, 2020

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, January 19 8:00am Worship in the Chapel 8:45am Christian Formation 10:00am in the Sanctuary Dear Friend, It is a joy and a blessing to be called by Christ – as we all are. Answering the call is not easy, however, and asks of us, as it did of Jesus, […]

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Eblast: Sunday, January 12, 2020

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, January 12 8:00am Worship in the Chapel 8:45am Christian Formation 10:00am in the Sanctuary Dear Friend, The Baptism of the Lord!!! God is doing something new through Jesus Christ. God is leading us in a new way of love. Our baptism is a reminder of a new beginning with […]

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Enews – Sunday, January 5, 2020

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, January 5 8:00am Worship in the Chapel 8:45am Christian Formation 10:00am in the Sanctuary Dear Friend, The world that the Gospel writers knew was a world dominated by the Roman Empire. Jesus had come to them, preaching the Good News, and had been killed on a Roman cross. The […]

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Christmas Sunday

Enews: Sunday, December 29, 2019

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, December 29 One Worship Service 10:00am in the Sanctuary Dear Friend, The light of God that we see in Jesus now shines in us. And that light is inclusive-inclusive of the poor and the hungry and the marginalized, inclusive of the Gentiles and other outsiders. This light is found […]

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve – December 24, 2019

  Dear Friend, Advent has come to a close in the calendar, but our time of waiting is not over. But for one moment, for one night and day, we have seen the glory of God, the power to transform the world forever. We have seen the promise of God manifest in a newborn babe. […]

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Eblast – Sunday, December 22, 2019

  First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, December 22 8:00am Worship in the Chapel 8:45am Christian Formation 10:00am Worship in the Sanctuary Dear Friend, Christmas is almost here. We have new hope in God, for God came into our world and our lives in an unexpected way. God is doing something new, in us, now. […]

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Enews: Sunday, December 15, 2019

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, December 15 8:00am Worship in the Chapel 8:45am Christian Formation 10:00am Worship in the Sanctuary Dear Friend, Joy is seldom recognized for the incredibly restorative, liberating force that it is. Unfortunately, even in faith communities, soberness, seriousness and even cynicism are often portrayed as the marks of true spirituality […]

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12.8

Enews: Sunday, December 8, 2019

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, December 8 One Worship Service 8:45am Christian Formation 10:00am Worship in the Sanctuary Dear Friend, In any journey of length, there will come times when questions arise. A question such as, “Are we there yet?” is only one possibility. Other questions such as, “Should we turn around?” or “Do […]

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