Felt that special new feeling this Easter? Still looking for it? Our church offers you a great place to find a new life in the risen Jesus, in a church that really serves everyone in our community!
Pastor John Blossom's spring sermon series, "New Life in Jesus," explores how we can be authentic Christians in our homes and in God's world, with love for all people of all faiths, and of no faith. To claim the love of Jesus, we must proclaim it to God's world - in the name of Jesus, as Jesus would!
You belong. You're welcome. You're invited! This Spring, we have:
Would you like to reaffirm your connection to the God who created you from dust, the God who died for the world, the God who rose from the dead, for our sake, and the sake of the world? Say, "It's me, God! Remember me?" in our season of Lent, the forty days and Sundays between Ash Wednesday (March 6th) and Easter Sunday (April 21ast).
Come in any time during the week that our "OPEN FOR PRAYER" sign is out, and get in touch with our God in prayer and reflection. Come to our faith groups, Wednesday nights at 5PM and 7PM, and make new connections with others who are on this journey of hope. Experience Good Friday in worship on Friday, April 19th, a 7PM, and reflect on the power of Jesus' gift of the cross, which leads us through what we fear most to gain what we can love most.
And then, on Easter Sunday, rejoice! Jesus rose from the dead, to offer us new life, now and forever. Our celebration begins at 9.45 on our front lawn with an Easter Bunny egg hunt for children, and is followed with a beautiful worship service, with joyful music, and a powerful message of hope. Journey towards the day that changed all days, forever - and follow the way of Jesus in your heart!
How would it feel to have a saving faith - a faith that gives you riches, a faith that is with you everywhere with anyone, a faith that is deep, a faith that is strong, a faith that is loving, a faith that is joyful, a faith that makes you feel safe always?
We all want this kind of faith- and it's available to everyone! Pastor John Blossom's sermon series "Fire Up a Saving Faith" this summer leads us on a journey through the New Testament letter to the Ephesians, to lean how early Christians discovered and practiced this saving faith.
You can pick up a copy of a study guide in our church to help you to learn and apply the lessons of Ephesians to your own life. Use it to reflect on this important letter as you read it, to pray on how you want to apply it to your own life. Share your insights and prayers with others in our Methodist Faith Groups, or with your family and friends. You can also print the study guide out from our PDF version here or below. We hope that this sermon series helps you to fire up your faith this summer!
Faith doesn't pop out of thin air: faith is a habit, the constant process of renewing and growing our relationship with God and one another, so that we will be part of God's story of salvation - especially when we need it most!
This Lent season, we are beginning our commitment to faith formation groups, which will help anyone to find and grow our faith together. Anyone from anywhere can join a faith formation group, there is no need to have expertise in the BIble or specific beliefs, only a desire to find a better way than the ways of the world.
Our faith formation groups will meet Sundays at 5PM and Wednesdays at 7PM in the Clark Room of our education building (door to the right of our office entrance on Main Street). Our format will be simple: opening prayers and statements, a time to listen to people reflecting briefly on their walk with God, group reflections on a reading for the day, and a closing prayer.
No reading in advance is necessary, but we encourage people this Lent (Feb 14th - March 31st) to use Adam Hamilton's reflection book "The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus" to guide your formation of faith during the week ($7 in the church, available online here).
Other publications that can be useful are available in the church, including our "Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living" book for people seeking the Methodist way of discipleship. Bibles are available for free in the church foyer, and online for free at various Web sites.
Come grow in faith with others, so that together we can become God's story, one person at a time!
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