Archive for December, 2015

From the Pastor’s Desk January 2016

Monday, December 28th, 2015

           In this issue I want to continue to share with you an important section from our United Methodist Church Discipline, which guides our church in its worldwide ministry. This section is called, “Our Theological Task.” I hope that you will find it helpful in understanding what is unique and wonderful […]

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Lay Leader Lines January 2016

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Q: I noticed that in the Advent wreath most of the candles are purple, but one is pink. Why? Did we just run out of purple candles, or is there a reason for the pink one? A: Actually, all of the colors of the candles in the Advent wreath have meaning. Purple (or in some […]

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United Methodist Women January 2016

Monday, December 28th, 2015

          Just a few Notes for the Month of January 2016:  There will be no UMW meeting for the Month of January. The next UMW meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 16,2016. This will be our service of Prayer and Self-denial. More information will come on this as the date […]

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A View From The Belfry January 2016

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Greetings from the belfry! I hope you all have a Happy New Year in 2016. However, it’s been my observation that most years have their share of joy, but also their share of sorrows, aggravation, boredom, routine, and everything else. To expect a year of nothing but happiness and joy is probably going to result […]

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FROM THE PASTORS DESK-DECEMBER 2015

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

When I watch the evening news, sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all that’s going wrong in the world. Violence in the Middle East. Violence in the Ukraine. Violence on the streets in America. There are children without homes or adequate food to eat, parents who must persevere while they watch their children suffer, and families […]

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A VIEW FROM THE BELFRY-DECEMBER 2015

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Hello there!  It’s Benny, your Christmas loving bat!  Well, I mostly love Christmas.  I love hearing the Christmas carols in the air, and seeing the beautiful Christmas decorations on the houses around town.  I love watching people scurrying around, trying to find that perfect gift for someone special.  I even love the fat man who […]

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LAY LEADER LINES-DECEMBER 2015

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

    Q:     Back in May I asked about having a prayer group to pray for the church to experience growth.  Your answer was that we could have a prayer group for this purpose if there was an interest.  Has anything happened yet?  I haven’t heard of any prayer group being formed. A:     Recently this […]

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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN-DECEMBER 2015

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

The last official United Methodist Women’s meeting for 2015 met in November with the annual Thank Offering.  Treasurer Darlene Pruess announced that we had met our goal at the annual Pledge Offering in October.  She also led a discussion concerning the current funds in our account, and it was decided that several agencies in our […]

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