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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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Enews: Sunday, April 14, 2019

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, April 14 Passion/Palm Sunday! Dear Friend, From the point of view of the disciples, the events of Holy Week go from joy to terror, from celebration to nightmare. They enter with Jesus, and though they may have been afraid, their fear and trembling in the beginning was in response […]

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Enews: Sunday, April 7, 2019

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, April 7 Dear Friend, In Isaiah, God promises that the new thing that is springing up will make gardens out of deserted places and even the weirdest looking animals (jackals and ostriches) will honor God by practicing resurrection. This newness is about transformation. Rivers will not run through deserts […]

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Enews: Sunday, March 31, 2019

  First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, March 31 Dear Friend, God removes disgrace; God forgives and restores; the prodigal is welcomed home and reconciled to his family; God reconciles us to God’s Self, and to each other, and we are called to do the same. Forgiveness flows from God’s infinite and unconditional grace, and […]

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Enews: Sunday, March 24, 2019

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, March 24 Dear Friend, God is inviting us to a new way of life, a higher way, a way of wisdom and insight. God is calling us to repent and turn back to God, to turn away from the ways of the world, for they lead to death. The […]

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Enews: Sunday, March 17th, 2019

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, March 17 One Service 10:00am United Methodist Thank Offering Sunday Dear Friend, Every year, during Women’s History Month, the world celebrates the accomplishments of women. As we commemorate United Methodist Women’s 150th anniversary this month, we want to honor the women who have made United Methodist Women the transformative […]

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Enews: Sunday, March 10, 2019

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, March 10 Spring Forward!!!! Time Change!!!! Dear Friend, We begin Lent with the familiar story of Jesus facing temptation in the wilderness. While we may perceive this experience of Jesus in spiritual terms, being tempted to perform a magic trick, whisked away to see the kingdoms of the world, […]

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Enews: Sunday, March 3, 2019

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, March 3 Dear Friend, The Transfiguration is a strange story we read each year the Sunday before Lent begins. It marks the end of the season after the Epiphany, the season of revealing Christ to the world. Jesus is revealed in full glory to his disciples on the mountain, […]

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