November 12, 2019

In the four months that I have been privileged to be your pastor, I have been repeatedly touched and impressed by the love and support you show for one another. Most of that care and support goes largely unseen by others but is deeply appreciated by those on the receiving end. From the beginning the…

November 6, 2019

This past Sunday, November 3, was All Saints Sunday. It was a powerful day of remembering and honoring all those we have known and loved and who are not at rest and at home with the God they love. We especially remembered those saints among who have died in the past year. Names were read.…

October 23, 2019

This past Sunday, October 20, was our Commitment Sunday. I want to personally thank everyone who brought or mailed in your cards stating your commitment to support the work, the ministry, the mission, and the outreach of First UMC. It definitely does take all of us be willing to do our part. God has entrusted…

October 14, 2019

This Sunday, October 20, is our Commitment Sunday. On this day we will be invited to submit our commitment cards stating our intended financial support of the ministries, missions, programs, outreach and staff of our church. Making this commitment is a sign of our gratitude for all the gifts we have received through this church…

October 9, 2019

This past week, we began round three of our multi-site sermon series on DO, BE, LIVE Church. We also launched our annual stewardship campaign along this same theme. In the weeks ahead we will be asked to consider ways in which we are being called and challenged to support the ministries and mission of our…

October 2, 2019

In the last round of our preaching series on DO church, BE church, LIVE church, we heard the stories of two reluctant recruits, Moses and Esther, and one very eager recruit, Stephen. All three were needed to step up and take on a role that they had not anticipated. Yet, for different reasons, they were…