Come taste and see what living faith can be life at our church this Sunday at 10AM! We will start worship in our beautiful sanctuary, and then continue in an attitude of worship in our fellowship hall with time for fellowship, intergenerational activities and messages, celebrations and discussions, prayers, a brief meeting for official business, and finishing with a celebration of Holy Communion in a family style setting. Our hope is that we can have these special celebrations of faith and church life once a quarter, to enliven and reconnect our church with one another, and to prepare it for our mission in the world. Come and see greater things - and be a part of them!
Join the magi (three kings) at 10AM this Sunday, and begin the new year by searching diligently for the child of God in us and in the world, to fuel our renewal of faith. Pastor John Blossom's sermon "Search Party" will be followed by a celebration of Wesley's Covenant Service, an opportunity for us to commit ourselves to Christ for the year powerfully in the Methodist tradition. Join the party this year, as we rejoice in our faith!
Need joy? Come celebrate it!
You can see from our photos below that we're getting ready for a fantastic Christmas celebration! So far this Advent we've been celebrating the gift of Christian hope and love; this Sunday, we add to our spiritual gifts of preparation the gift of Christian joy, joy that liberates us to accept the miracles that God is preparing for us already in our lives. It's a "homecoming" of our hearts to Jesus - the title of Pastor John Blossom's sermon this Sunday.
After worship, please join us for caroling as we visit the homes of our church family to cheer the lives of those who are not able to come to worship due to illness and injuries. We'll depart about noon, and have a simple meal together beforehand. Come celebrate the joy of God's coming into our lives!
Whatever our doubts or regrets about the past year, Advent reminds us that God is always willing to reshape us - and the world - into the Christ-like image of God! Pastor John Blossom's message "Even Better" will focus on how we can use the Advent season to reconsider how to be the clay in our loving God's hands to be shaped into even better ways of loving God. Join us for warm and joy-filled worship and fellowship at 10AM this Sunday, as we begin to experience God's Advent story together!
Welcome to a new Christian year, when we celebrate the birth of Jesus as the beginning of Christ being born again in us. Are you ready for a fresh look at your life? Are you ready to get a new perspective on how you can live it with God? Our four Advent Sundays will feature moving celebrations of Christ's coming, and messages that will make this a very special Christmas celebration. Our celebrations will include:
What makes a Methodist? There are three simple rules that are at the core of what makes a Methodist Christian: Do no wrong, do good, stay in love with God! This Sunday, Pastor John Blossom's sermon will focus on the third General Rule of United Methodism, as described in Reuben Job's book "Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living." Job's book is back in stock and available in the rear of the church near the entrance. You are invited to join Pastor John afterwards in a Pastor's Circle discussion of the "three simple rules" as a means of inviting God's grace into our lives. See you Sunday!
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.
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!
Faith invites us to grow in God's grace together into God's church on earth. We all need to be together in God's mind to do that! Come celebrate Laity Sunday with members of our church providing their witness to faith, along with a special message from Pastor John Blossom, and weather permitting a community prayer walk afterwards. See you on Sunday!
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