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🍃Greener for Earth Day🍃

by Daniel

Earth Day was Monday the 22nd, but this special day has gotten less attention than usual thanks to Easter being so late this year. But taking care of the earth is important and Biblical. Over the course of Lent, a small group of us studied and discussed Psalms after church. In one of our sessions […]

Taking the Easter Message to Heart

by Daniel

Easter Greetings to all of you. Going through my mother’s effects since her death on April 9th, I’ve found some treasures. Here’s a short reflection that my now late mother wrote several years ago for a Lenten Devotional Booklet published by Westminster Canterbury where she lived out her last years. It represents well, I think, […]

New Pastor Announced

by Daniel

Yesterday, our Staff Parish Relations Chair Rob Higginbotham announced that Bruen Chapel will be welcoming Dr. Don Ferris-McCann as pastor this summer when Ruth Burgess retires. We are excited to welcome Dr. Ferris-McCann and his wife Lisa to our congregation and are grateful to our Methodist leaders for finding such a suitable match with a […]

Shining the Light

by Daniel

Today is Transfiguration Sunday when we remember Jesus conferring with Moses and Elijah on a mountaintop. Those guys were so full of God’s radiance that they literally glowed. What about us? How can we as people today reflect Jesus’s light into a world filled with darkness and trouble? John 1:5 tells us that “The light […]

Ash Wednesday + Ready, Set, Lent!

by Daniel

Ash Wednesday is the first day in the Christian season of Lent. We hope that you’ll join us for one of the two options for Ash Wednesday, which is March 6th: ☀️ Daytime (between 11am – 1pm) drop by the sanctuary for prayer and the gift of ashes 🌙 Evening (7-8 pm) Ash Wednesday service During Lent, […]

Thoughts after General Conference

by Daniel

As many of you know, United Methodists met over the weekend in St. Louis to determine a way forward on the inclusion of sexual minorities within the global church. The traditional plan won the day, meaning that the Book of Discipline retains bans on same-sex weddings and LGBTQIA clergy for now. For those who are […]

Cleaning Up

by Daniel

If cleanliness is next to godliness, we have some work to do! Eric Seiberling recently wrote a great article called “8 steps to declutter and make the best impression” about the importance of the church building itself being de-cluttered to better focus on the ministries of the church. He encourages congregations to look at their […]

Salvation Army Stockings

by Daniel

Thanks to everyone who took the time to fill a stocking or two this year.  We know your thoughtful gifts will delight the local boys and girls of all ages who will get them this Christmas season.  All 30 filled stockings were delivered on Wednesday.  

ESL Underway!

by Daniel

On Tuesday, we started our seven-week semester of English classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students.  For the first time, we are teaching students from Ecuador and Sudan!  Our students hail from five continents this semester.  Our classes are small, which allows us to tailor our classes to meet our students’ diverse 1individual language learning […]

Stockings Are Coming!

by Daniel

Have you noticed how stores start putting up Christmas displays before Halloween?  We like to think it is to help us get ready to fill the Salvation Army stockings each year. We know it seems early… but Christmas stockings are here! Sign up to fill stockings for babies through older boys and girls for the […]