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Enews: Sunday, February 25, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, February 25 Dear Friend,   Lent reminds us that we are preparing ultimately for a resurrected life. That we put to death what is holding us back from God and trust in what God’s desire is for our lives. Peter was still focused on the things of this world, […]

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Enews: Sunday, February 18, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, February 18 Dear Friend,   How do we have faith when we are tested? Perhaps in Mark’s account, the testing done by the devil is not as bad as the test of going on once John is gone. Of knowing what happened to John, Jesus still goes on to preach a […]

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Enews: Sunday, February 11, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, February 11 Dear Friend,   Once again Epiphany closes with the Transfiguration of Jesus – the turning point, the final affirmation, before Jesus set his sights on Jerusalem and the coming confrontation and sacrifice. The challenge off course is for us to learn to recognize God’s glory – in […]

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Enews: Sunday, February 4, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, February 4 Dear Friend,   We can listen for God’s voice, get on the move, and develop confidence in God being one who truly answers us. But these processes, whether foregrounded or running in the background of our lives, may not be enough in themselves to lead us or […]

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Enews: Sunday, January 28, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, January 28 Dear Friend, What do we fear, what do we seek? Do we fear being separated from God? Do we seek an intimacy with God so profound that we might fear for our lives? Could we handle the Israelites’ intimacy with God as they fled Egypt? Would we […]

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Enews: Sunday, January 21, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, January 21 Dear Friend, The work of God is counter-cultural to mainstream society that continues to uphold injustice and systemic oppression. The work of God calls us away from what we are expected to do to the unexpected. The work of God calls us to justice, which is restorative, […]

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Enews: Sunday, January 14, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, January 14 Baptism of the Lord Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Day Dear Friend, The Spirit swept over the dark surface of the waters when God began to create the heavens and the earth. This same Spirit sweeps over the waters of our baptism, continuing to call forth light […]

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Enews: Sunday, January 7, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, January 7 Epiphany Sunday Dear Friend, Arise, shine! God has done great things. God is revealing the fullness of God’s intentions to the world! God’s plan for salvation is for the whole earth, for all things to be renewed, for all creatures and people to know God’s love. Come […]

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Enews: Sunday, December 31, 2017

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, December 31  First Sunday After Christmas Dear Friend, The Wesley Covenant Service. In 1775, John Wesley introduced a covenant service as an important part of spiritual life in the Methodist Societies. This renewal service was a time for the Methodists to gather annually in a time of self-examination, reflection, […]

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Enews: Christmas Eve

Dear Friend, This is a night for rejoicing-a night to sing a new song to God, a night to celebrate the salvation brought through the birth of Jesus, a night to embrace the light that shines in the darkness. God’s light and salvation shines forth through a child who will rule with justice and righteousness. […]

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