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Enews: Sunday, November 11, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, November 11 Dear Friend, How do we live out our faith? Are we people of scarcity or abundance? If we live in fear, we live in the scarcity mindset, that there won’t be enough for us if we share with others. If we live in hope, we know that […]

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Enews – Sunday, November 4, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, November 4 All Saints Day Time Change:  Fall Back! Dear Friend, For All Saints Sunday, we are reminded that God has prepared for us something far greater than we can imagine. Our ancestors imagined a banquet table, a holy mountain, a new city; the dividing line between heaven and […]

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Enews: Sunday, October 28, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, October 28 Reformation Sunday Dear Friend, Be Faithful, Save, and Give Why is giving so important? Giving is the nature of God. Our God is a God who gives. “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but […]

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Enews: Sunday, October 21, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, October 21 Laity Sunday Dear Friend, In the upside-down (or right-side up) Reign of God, greatness is defined very differently from the power, fame and fortune criteria that is used by most human systems. Unfortunately, even we who claim to follow Jesus struggle with this essential truth of the […]

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Enews: Sunday, October 14, 2008

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, October 14 Dear Friend, God has made a covenant with us to be our God, and we are to be God’s people. When things get rough, we can get angry like Job, we can wonder where God is, but we can’t abandon God, just like God cannot abandon us, […]

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Enews: Sunday, October 7, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, October 7 World Communion Sunday Dear Friend, Human beings are not created to live alone, but for connection, community and relationship. Our relationships are not just with one another, but with the God who created us as well. But, all of these relationships are destroyed when we become unfaithful, […]

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Enews: September 30, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, September 30 Dear Friend, Sometimes we become perfectionists, in that the only right way to do something is the way we know, and all others are wrong or insufficient. When we allow our egos to take hold, when we allow only our experience as the valid experience, we miss […]

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Enews: Sunday, September 23, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, September 23 Dear Friend, The ways of the world are not God’s ways. The song “Rejoice” by U2 declares, “I can’t change the world, but I can change the world in me, if I rejoice.” James calls us to change from within, to set aside our desires and to […]

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Enews: Sunday, September 16, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, September 16 Dear Friend, God has made us holy and wholly, calling us to seek wisdom and knowledge. Every part of us is who we are, and it is a gift from God. All too often, we follow the ways of the world, seeking our own gain, satisfying our […]

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Enews: Sunday, September 9, 2018

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, September 9 One Service Only 10:00am Dear Friend, Our God is the God who created heaven and earth, all creatures, and us. God is above all worldly rulers. They pass in season, but God reigns forever. Throughout Scripture, we know that God is always with the poor and the […]

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