Pastor’s Note – December 5, 2019

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Friends, Last Sunday, we began Advent.  Advent is the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. The word means coming, as we celebrate the coming of Jesus and the second of Jesus. Advent is about how Jesus has come and is … Read More

Pastor’s Note – November 21, 2019

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Friends, This week in worship, we’ll wrap up our series called Enough. We’ve been exploring the connection between contentment and generosity. Jesus says it’s more blessed to give than to receive. Somehow, in a paradoxical kind of way, we find … Read More

Pastor’s Note – November 14, 2019

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Friends, A few weeks ago I started a series in the Pastor’s Note to explain some of the “behind-the-scenes” of the church. I’ve had a lot of people ask me questions about how the church operates, what the Board does, … Read More

Pastor’s Note – November 7, 2019

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Friends, Starting two weeks ago and over the next few Pastor’s Notes, I want to spend some time talking about how our church operates. I’ve had a lot of people ask me questions about things like: how does the church … Read More

Pastor’s Note – October 31, 2019

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Friends, Starting last week and over the next few Pastor’s Notes, I want to spend some time talking about how our church operates. I’ve had a lot of people ask me questions about things like: how does the church make … Read More

Pastor’s Note – October 24, 2019

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Friends, Over the next few Pastor’s Notes, I want to spend some time talking about how our church operates. I’ve had a lot of people ask me questions about things like: how does the church make decisions, what does the … Read More

Pastor’s Note – October 17, 2019

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Friends, I missed you last Sunday because I was in Chicago running the Chicago Marathon. The Chicago Marathon has 45,000+ runners from 150 countries and all 50 states. There were 1.2 million spectators along the 26.2 mile course. I’ve never … Read More

Pastor’s Note – October 10, 2019

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Friends, Today, let’s talk about the United Methodist Church. I spent most of this week in Florida at a meeting of the Wesley Covenant Association (WCA). The WCA is an organization that connects United Methodist clergy, churches, and laity towards … Read More

Pastor’s Note – October 3, 2019

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Friends, This Sunday, we will begin a new sermon series called Not for Me. One of the most inspiring things about the life of Jesus is how he was constantly living for other people. His life was not lived for … Read More

Pastor’s Note – September 26, 2019

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Friends, This weekend, we’re wrapping up our sermon series Go. We’ve spent the last four weeks unpacking the Great Commission: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, … Read More