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trinity sunday

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Dear Friend, God has been made known to us in various ways. As Christians, we have understood God as three-in-one: God the Father, Parent, Creator; God the Son, Jesus Christ our Savior; and the Holy Spirit. There are no perfect metaphors, but one many loved to use is God Within Us (the Holy Spirit), God […]

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Enews: Sunday, May 31, 2020

Dear Friend, On this Day of Pentecost, as we are in a different world with covid-19, where do we see the Spirit at work? What gifts are being discovered, or perhaps rediscovered in this time? Long ago, the disciples were gathered together, but they were in a room alone when the Spirit descended upon them. […]

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Acension

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Dear Friend, As we prepare for the season of Pentecost approaching, the season of the work of the Holy Spirit, perhaps God is calling us to be open to new movements of the Spirit in this covid-19 season. For years, voices from the margins have foretold that the church had to change. Now, everyone recognizes […]

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Sunday, May 17, 2020

        Dear Friend, As we prepare for the season of Pentecost approaching, the season of the work of the Holy Spirit, perhaps God is calling us to be open to new movements of the Spirit in this covid-19 season. For years, voices from the margins have foretold that the church had to […]

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I am the way

Enews, Sunday May 10, 2020

   Dear Friend, Come now and see for yourselves. God is alive in our midst and begins life anew even among us. You will see the very nature of God in those gathered around you. Get ready to stand firm, to stand on the Rock that is Jesus Christ. From there we will feel the […]

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we are the church

Enews: Sunday, May 3, 2020

Dear Friend, What does it mean to be the church? How can we be the church and share the Good News when many of us are still inside our homes, unable to gather in person? What can we learn from the early church about who and how we share the Gospel, in this covid-19 world? […]

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Enews: Sunday, April 26, 2020

   Dear Friends, Where is the Risen Christ being revealed to us, especially in this time of Covid-19? Not among the large crowds and masses, but perhaps in our own homes as we break bread. Perhaps on our lonely walks in our sorrow and sadness. Perhaps in the act of recognizing our shared humanity, seeing […]

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Peace be with you

Enews: Sunday, April 19, 2020

   Dear Friend, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” In our Covid-19 world, many of us have not been able to see one another. We may have a hard time seeing hope right now. But we see hope in the number of people making masks for others to […]

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palm sunday

Enews: Sunday, April 5, 2020

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, April 5 Palm/Passion Sunday 10:00am on Church Website  or Facebook Livestream Dear Friend, We are entering Holy Week in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak in our world, most of us at home rather than in our churches. How do we welcome Christ into our homes in this time? […]

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Eblast – Sunday, March 29, 2020

First United Methodist Church ENews Sunday, March 29 10:00am on Church Website  or Facebook Livestream Dear Friend, In this last week of Lent, we are given a prophecy of the resurrection to come for Christ. But, before Jesus can get to the glory, there is a lot of suffering and sacrifice to be endured. Thinking […]

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