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Holy Week Worship service times

Maundy Thursday, March 24:  Worship at Noon in Chapel & 6:30 p.m. in Sanctuary (both with communion)

Good Friday, March 25:  Worship at Noon in Chapel & 6:30 pm worship with First UMC in Sanctuary.

Easter Celebration, March 27:  Worship at 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. in Sanctuary. (Easter Breakfast and Easter Egg Activity from 9:00 – 9:40 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.)

What if someone asked you…

A New Sermon Series: What if someone asked you… “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect”(1Peter 3:15) During the Lent 2016 we will prepare ourselves for a victorious Easter as we find answers to following… Continue Reading

Our Lenten Schedule

Lenten Actives: Lenten Mid-Day Service: 12:15-12:45 February 17 through March 16 We will gather together in the Chapel Lounge to have music, a brief message and prayer time together, to center our lives with the Lord. Lenten Study: Christianity & World Religions: February 17 through March 16 Soup: 5:30-6:00 pm Study: 6:00-6:45 pm (Chapel Lounge) Service: Palm… Continue Reading

Dear God, Don’t Ask Anything Difficult Of Me. I Like Easy.

Wouldn’t it be great that when you became a Christian you suddenly had it all together? Like right after accepting Jesus as your Savior—Bam—you’re awesomely put together, complete with a fish sticker for your car and a WWJD bracelet. We want a having—it—all—together—Christian—life to be messy free and easy. Easy is good. I can do… Continue Reading

3 Steps To Finding Joy This Advent

Last week I enjoyed being in our community theater’s production of A Christmas Carol with my two youngest children. Charles Dickens published his story in 1843 and it has never been out of print. A Christmas Carol has remained popular for over 170 years. What is it about the story of Scrooge that appeals to… Continue Reading

Shedding the Shoulds

There are often times we do things because we feel expected to do so. We feel we ‘should’. The Christmas season is filled with ‘shoulds’ and expectations we’re asked to meet: Spending money on gifts, participating in obligatory gift exchanges, office parties, family parties, church parties, festive decorating, baking, baking and more baking, volunteering for… Continue Reading

Ummm…What’s Advent?

We, the church, like to use churchy words. We’re so accustomed to them that we forget not everyone knows what they mean. When I don’t know what something means, I make a mental note to Google it when I get home. Glancing at your neighbor in the pew most likely won’t help, because they shrug… Continue Reading