“”The Nature Psalms Sing of God”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
January 20, 2019

Do you ever feel rushed? Anxious? Overwhelmed? Scattered? Misunderstood? Mistreated? Disconnected from God and/or the people around you? If any of this sounds like you, the Psalms might be a very helpful resource for you.(MORE)

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“Psalms of Thanksgiving — Prayers for the Individual”
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
January 13, 2019

This weekend we begin our 5-week series on the book of Psalms. I’ve heard from many of you that you are doing the daily readings. Whether or not you read them everyday or periodically, I hope the readings are speaking to you. (MORE)

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“What Will Your Journey Be in 2019?”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
January 6, 2019

Most of us have taken the Christmas decorations down and put them away. The thrill of some of the Christmas presents is already wearing off. Some toys have already broken. Is Christmas over? What comes after Christmas? (MORE)

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“Losing Jesus”
Rev Kim Burke
December 30, 2018


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“The ABC’s of Christmas”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
December 24, 2018 at 4pm

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“Why Me?”
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
December 23, 2018

This 4th Sunday of Advent, our focus is on Love. The words of Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-45), Mary’s cousin, draw us to this remarkable gift of love. Like Mary, Elizabeth is surprised by the words of the Angel. Why me? (MORE)

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“The Coming of Christ” by Gustav Holst
Chancel Choir
December 16, 2018

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“What does it mean to say that Jesus is the Prince of Peace?”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
December 16, 2018

How are your preparations going for Christmas? Specifically, how are you and your loved ones getting prepared spiritually to fully experience this Christmas season? (MORE)

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“Where is your Joy?”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
Dec 9, 2018

What are your favorite Christmas movies? One of my favorites is The Grinch. That old Grinch is so mean and nasty, and yet he reminds us of people we have known. If we are being really honest, he reminds us a bit (MORE)

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“In The Meantime”
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
Dec 2, 2018 9:30am

This Advent season, we will be celebrating the Hope, Joy, Peace, and Love of Christ. Not because the world is perfect and all is well, but because God is in this imperfect world, working through us and others to bring Hope,(MORE)
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“The Good News Hour”
Children & Youth Pageant
Dec 2, 2018 11:00am

“The Good News Hour” by Ellen M. Green is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. Modified with permission for Normal First UMC

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“Zechariah’s Prophecy”
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
November 25, 2018

The wisdom of Family Circus! In one of the cartoons I saw years ago, the children notice (as they often do) the discrepancy in the behavior of the adults. The kids are reflecting upon their Thanksgiving celebration that they’ve just enjoyed. (MORE)

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“The Antidote”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
November 18, 2018

Not too long ago our youth group introduced me to this one-minute video about First World Problems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDLqafWub_o   Ever since watching this video, I keep catching myself complaining and then thinking, “Oh yeah, First World Problem.” It does put (MORE)

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“What Our Children Need”
Rev Kim Burke
November 11, 2018

Last week in worship we were able to remember the saints who have gone before us. We remembered members of our congregation who have died in the past year, and we remember that faith in God gives us hope that (MORE)

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“Hymn of Promise”
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
November 4, 2018

Though we don’t like to think about or talk about death, we understand that it’s a part of life and we are blessed to be able to understand death in the context of faith. Faith in God gives us the (MORE)

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“The Ripple Effect-We Make A Difference”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
October 28, 2018

Have you seen this commercial? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZGghmwUcbQ   I am always struck by the frowns on the faces of those who seem to judge the young man’s acts of kindness as useless or naïve. I am more affected, however, by the (MORE)