Lay Leader Lines August 2017

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Q: It seems as if we’re always being asked to do something in church, such as serve as an usher, be a liturgist, hold an office, serve on a committee, host the coffee hour after church, or join a class or group of some kind. I’m just an ordinary person with no special talents. I […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk August 2017

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

  From the Gospel according to Luke “But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself?  Tell her to help me.’ But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried […]

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May 2017 Newsletter

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Please click the link below to view the newsletter for May 2017.   May Newsletter

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March 2017 Newsletter

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

March 2017 Newsletter

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Lay Leader Lines – January 2017

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Q: I keep hearing about new repairs that have to be made, more expenses which we need to cover, etc. Is there never an end to the seemingly endless way in which we have to spend money on the church? We aren’t made of money, you know, and the stuff doesn’t grow on trees! A: […]

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Lay Leader Lines December 2016

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Q: I’ve heard rumors that this church is going high tech, and that we are going to install a video system. Does that mean we’re going to  have to put up with canned music, canned sermons, and canned worship? What’s wrong with the way we do things now? A: There is nothing wrong with the […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk December 2016

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

I came across this Christmas legend and wanted to share it with you. Among the countless Christmas legends, there is one involving a Christmas spider. According to this legend, when Joseph was warned in a dream to flee from King Herod and the massacre which he intended to inflict upon the children of Bethlehem, several animals […]

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United Methodist Women September 2016

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

  The temperatures recently may have been tickling the 80’s, but already I’ve been receiving advertisements for Christmas items. I’ve even received a few 2017 calendars! These happenings remind me that it’s not too soon to think about our annual UMW Christmas Tea. Plans are already in the works, but all I know is that […]

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Lay Leader Lines September 2016

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Q: I know that  teachers have to take continuing education courses throughout  their school careers. Is there anything of that sort required of pastors? A: Pastors do have to take additional training of various kinds. For example, all ministers are required to take                           periodic training on ways to protect themselves and their parishioners from charges of […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk September 2016

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

  September, since 9/11 has for me been a month of sorrows. The United Methodist Church has not designated a specific Sunday to remember the terrorist attack in worship, but it is difficult to forget that day. Some would just as soon forget and let it go without notice, perhaps because it is too painful to remember, […]

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