Pastor’s Note – January 16, 2020

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Friends, Today, we’re going to start a new series of Pastor’s Notes as we explore the United Methodist Church. Last week, I shared with you that Schweitzer has formed a Study Group to assess possible outcomes of the upcoming United … Read More

Pastor’s Note – January 7, 2020

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Friends, Many of you read the news this weekend concerning The United Methodist Church. On Friday, The Council of Bishops issued a press release announcing “A Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace through Separation.” Since July 2019 a diverse set of … Read More

Pastor’s Note – January 2, 2020

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Friends, Happy New Year! In the early days of the Methodist movement, the Methodists would gather on New Year’s Eve for a special service called a Watch Night Service, or sometimes called a Covenant Renewal Service. The point of these … Read More

Pastor’s Note – December 19, 2019

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Friends, We’re just a few days away from Christmas Eve. I can’t wait! I hope you’ve been inviting people to come with you. We will have special cards in worship on Sunday you can use to invite people. Another great … Read More

Pastor’s Note – December 12, 2019

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Friends, Christmas Eve is coming up. It’s one of the biggest days of the year for us as a church family. We’ll have thousands of people come and experience Christmas Eve with us, hundreds of those people will be first-time … Read More

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