“God’s Beautiful Vision of Diversity”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
October 1, 2017

This weekend we will celebrate World Communion Sunday. Thanks to Bob LaTurner, the different breads on our communion table will remind us that we will be celebrating with people around the world. You are also invited to wear clothing from other cultures to church, if you have them. (MORE)

 

“Basics of Christianity: Inclusivity”
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
September 24, 2017

As the school year has started in full swing, it’s been great to have the Wesley Foundation Students coming in the building. I know they’re here because I see them, hear them, visit with them, and even “smell” (not them), but their food wafting up the stairs from the Wesley Foundation. After all, you can’t have a Campus Ministry without lots of food! (MORE)

 

“Basics of Christianity”
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
September 17, 2017

Imagine knowing very little about the Christian faith and asking someone to summarize the basics of the Christian faith. What would you expect they would tell you? What are the core values that everything else stands upon? (MORE)

 

“The Good News: Called by God”
Rev Kim Burke
September 3, 2017

The Bible is filled with stories of God calling people and their responses to that call. Our text for this weekend (Genesis 12:1-9) is God calling Abram to leave his home and set out for a new land God will show him. Abram listens to God and is obedient. (MORE)

 

“What Next, God?”
Rev Kathy King-Nobles
August 27, 2017

Something happened this week that caused many people to . . . pause. As the moon and sun crept closer and closer together, people across the country paused from their regular activities and took notice of this rare phenomenon. And in those moments, the day darkened, the birds quieted, and darkness came. Until the light began to shine again. In the middle of the day, it was as if a new day was dawning. (MORE)

“What’s Your Story”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
August 20, 2017

In 2008, the legislative body of the United Methodist Church decided to change our membership vows. This is the question that is asked of persons who want to join our church (MORE)

 

“God Sightings & Mission Trips”
Youth Weekend – Emily, Gavin, Ryan, Abby, Chandler
August 13, 2017

This weekend we continue our series on the membership vow of Witness. How do we share our faith stories with others so they see God in our lives? (MORE)

 

“To Feel Better, Find Someone to Help”
Rev. Dr. Kent King-Nobles
July 30, 2017

This weekend in worship we will focus on another chapter from Rabbi Harold Kushner’s book, “Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned About Life”. This chapter is titled, “To Feel Better About Yourself, Find Someone to Help.” Rabbi Kushner opens the chapter telling about a woman who came to see him one day who said, “Tell me why I should go on living.” It wasn’t that she had any major problems. Her health, finances, relationships and everything else in her life were very stable. She was just bored with her life. (MORE)

 

“Working Together to Share Christ’s Love”
Connie Wieck
July 23, 2017

We are pleased to welcome to our pulpit this weekend Connie Wieck. Connie is a United Methodist Amity Teacher with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church serving as a teacher under the auspices of the Amity Foundation. Her assignment, as of August 2014, is at Luzhou Vocational and Technical College in Luzhou, Sichuan Province. (MORE)

 

“Forgiveness Is a Favor You Do Yourself”
Rev Kent King-Nobles
July 16, 2017

“Dear God, I bet it is very hard for you to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it.”

I can somehow relate to this little prayer by a child named Nan found in Children’s Letters to God: The New Collection (Compiled by Stuart Hample and Eric Marshall).

It is hard to love everyone. Some people seem to know how to push all of our buttons.  Some people have mistreated us or even been abusive. People have really hurt us.  (MORE)

 

“God Is Not a Man Who Lives in the Sky”
Rev Dr Kent King-Nobles
July 9, 2017

A little girl was busy drawing at the kitchen table. Her grandfather asked, “What are you drawing sweetheart?” Without looking up, the little girl said, “I am drawing a picture of God.” (MORE)

 

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Rev Kim Burke
July 2, 2017

This weekend many Americans are preparing to celebrate the 4th of July holiday with picnics with family and friends. (MORE)