We're a church that knows how to do good - around the world! But how much good is...good enough? Hear Pastor John's second sermon in the "Three Simple Rules" story, based on United Methodism's General Rules and the book "Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living" by Reuben Job, available at the church. Get ready to be inspired to...do good! See you Sunday.
How can we be Christians who are "the real deal," the ones who people hope to meet when they peek into our church, live with us at home, or meet us in the store or at work? On Sunday we heard the first of Pastor John Blossom's sermons on the "Three Simple Rules" of Methodist faith - John Wesley's general rules that are the foundation of our Methodist way of life.
Rule #1: Do no harm! So simple, so hard, and, through faith in Jesus Christ, exactly what God wants us to do. Audio, slides and text from worship on the podcast, and text from Pastor John's sermon here and below the podcast. This coming Sunday: Learn how Methodists are to do good! The book "Three Simple Rules: a Wesleyan way of Living" are available in the rear of the church. See you soon!
What amazing grafts, hospitality, and joyful celebrations of friends, families, and community! Our annual Village Christmas Bazaar was filled with warm times, great gifts, and the love of our church put in action to celebrate Christmas joy for everyone. We have an amazing God, and an amazing church that celebrates our God! Photo album below. Thanks to ALL of the very talented and dedicated people who made the bazaar a wonder-filled event!
What sets apart Methodism from other Christian traditions? John Wesley's three General Rules made it clear: we are to be real Christians, no matter what. This Sunday, Pastor John Blossom delivers the first in a series of three sermons, based on the book, "Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living," by Rueben Job. Job's book makes it easy to understand the simple ways of Methodism that offer us a powerful faith. Rule number one: Do no harm. Simple, but hard!
This is the first in a series of "What Makes a Methodist?" sermons by Pastor john that he will offer from time to time in the months ahead. Come to experience what life-changing faith can be about, and join the discussion afterwards in our warm fellowship time!
Our church is getting ready to bring the joy of Christmas into your hearts this weekend, with a Winter Festival of gifts that will warm your house, your friends and family! This Saturday, November 11th, from 9AM to 3PM, our fellowship hall with have truly remarkable and creative gift baskets, crafts, baked goods and more for your pleasure. We hope that you'll stop by and take a look at our faith-filled church sanctuary, also!
Photos of the great baskets being assembled, and the people putting them together, are below. Baskets will include items for tea time, snacks, cooking, care care, and more. And the knitting and woodwork crafts have to be seen to be believed! Invite your friends, and share the joy as we approach our new year of Christian faith this Advent!
The warmth of candlelight, and smooth stones on a sea of glass and water, helped us to celebrate All Saints' Sunday for the loved ones in our lives who have passed on to God's kingdom this past year. In Pastor John's children's sermon, the children of our church learned about how the light of God's love lives on, no matter that, and in his sermon "Re-Membering" we learned about how Joshua's remembrance of Moses' leadership of Israel should inspire us to build our own monuments to faith in our own lives. Podcast with audio and slides is below, and text of the sermon is here and below the podcast. Have a week blessed with God's everlasting love!
On a rainy Sunday morning, we had a great turnout, and a warm service with great fellowship afterwards! Pastor John's sermon "Legacy" prepared us for a future of our church that rains down faith in abundance for the world. Then anointed us with oil to bless us all for our mission as God's church. Audio and slides on the podcast below, sermon in printable format here and below the podcast.
What will be our legacy as a church? Come to experience joy-filled worship, Pastor John's sermon "Legacy" based on the final days of Moses, Sunday School for children, and a Pastor's Circle discussion of our recent Church Conference. Also, we will have sign-ups for people wanting to add their loved ones who have passed on in the past year on All Saints' Sunday, November 5th. See you on Sunday!
We had a beautiful day of active devotion to the mission of our church on Saturday. Our United Methodist Women pulled together a great pie-making team to assemble more than five dozen apple pies to raise funds for ministries. Volunteers from several local United Methodist churches transformed Unity House's gardens into a beautiful landscape, while other volunteers prepared the home's upstairs kitchen for new flooring and finished room painting. Then on Sunday, Pastor John led us into the miracle of God's abundance - an abundance that makes everything we have a gift - in his sermon, "Re-Gifting," based on Matthew 22:15-22. Sermon and worship slides, audio and sermon text are below and here, along with great photos from Saturday's activities below.
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