Archive for February, 2015

Are you uncomfortable?

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

A few weeks ago I delivered a message on getting out of your comfort zone. At the end of the message, I challenged you to step out of your comfort zone; I even gave you a few example to make it easier. In the message, I gave an example of assigned seating and even told […]

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United Methodist Women

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

With the bitter cold, all the snow and flu epidemic, The United Methodist Women’s activities are getting a slow start this year, but lets hope the worst is behind us and we can begin again. The First United Methodist Women’s Meeting of the new year was a general meeting on Wednesday, February 4. It began […]

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From the finance secretary

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

It has always been the policy to distribute the contribution statements every quarter, but in an effort to save paper and postage costs, it has been suggested we only distribute the year-end statement. To further state the case for this change, there were 67 different statements generated for the 2014 year end which equates, for […]

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Mission Moment

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

When returning from a UMW meeting in the 80’s, I visited Cass Memorial Church in Detroit. A huge old church with Tiffany windows whose older members were no longer there, had been made the pastorate of a young lady named Faith Fowler. It was her vision to serve the people in this decaying neighborhood by […]

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A View From The Belfry

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Greetings from the belfry! As much as I sometimes doze off for three or four weeks at a time during the winter, this year I’m trying to stay awake to see what other new developments we have in this church. For one, we now have a new secretary. Her name is Jennifer VanDyck, and she’s […]

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Lay Leader Lines

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Q: Why am I asked to sign a registry pad in church every Sunday during worship? I guess I can understand signing my name, but why do I have to write my address every Sunday? I’ve been going to this church for years! Surely you must have my address and phone number on file! A: […]

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From The Pastor’s Desk

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

February brings us a little closer to spring. It brings us to Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and Lent. I was reading the Gospel of Mark, and in the first chapter Mark tells of the baptism of Jesus and then how the Holy Spirit drove Jesus out into the wilderness. Mark is not usually a poet […]

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