November 25, 2019

Last week, we concluded our sermon series on Imperfect Saints with Pr. Matthew preaching on Flannery O’Connor. The children and youth, with some adult help, practiced their Christmas play, which they will present on Sunday, December 8. It was a very busy and full day in the life of our church. This Sunday is going…

November 19

It has been said that we are living in uncertain times. I certainly agree. We who identify as United Methodist Christians are living in a liminal time. A liminal time is an in between time. What has been is no more, and what will be has not yet emerged.  This can be a time of…

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…