A Renewed Spirit for Ministry in Our Congregation

A Renewed Spirit for Ministry in Our Congregation

The Pastor’s Message In this month’s letter, as we conclude Lent and prepare for the celebration of Easter, I want to tell you about the work of the Vital Church Initiative (VCI). Elsewhere in this newsletter is an update about our work and information about two events for the congregation coming up this month, a […]

Easter Victory

Easter Victory

But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. Romans 5:8-9 By Red Miller One Sunday late in Lent, a Sunday […]

Nine Reasons to Keep the Church Choir Alive

Nine Reasons to Keep the Church Choir Alive

I’m always a bit frustrated when I see articles like this one from Cathy Lynn Grossman on the Religion News Service, entitled “Many church choirs are dying. Here’s why.” They never tell the whole story. It’s accurate that many churches have traded the traditional choir for a more contemporary ensemble in their services. I don’t […]

Crop Walk 2017

Crop Walk 2017

WHEN: MAY 7th 2017 AT 2:OO PM – REGISTRATION AT 1:00 PM What is the Crop Walk? Crop stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty and is a fund raising event sponsored by Church World Service, better known as CWS. They are an international relief development and refugee resettlement agency. This particular walk has been […]

May Mission of the Month – Peace With Justice

May Mission of the Month – Peace With Justice

Peace With Justice The core vision of this month’s United Methodist Mission aims to make shalom (peace) visible and active in people’s lives and communities. The General Board of Church and Society has the task of “strengthening the capacity to act as a public policy advocate.” In a covenant of shalom, there is no contradiction […]

Ron Elrod in Concert, Wednesday, April 5

Ron Elrod in Concert, Wednesday, April 5

Ron Elrod, accomplished pianist, vocalist, and composer showed an interest in music early in childhood. He began taking piano lessons when he was only five years old. Even though he could not reach the piano pedals at this young age, he wanted to play the piano more than anything. At age fourteen, Ron started playing […]

We Are a People of the Resurrection

We Are a People of the Resurrection

By Pastor Carter In my years of ministry, I have performed many funerals; for young and old, for strangers and beloved parishioners, for those held close by family and friends and for those who died alone. On Ash Wednesday, as we begin our Lenten journey, these services will come to mind as I place the […]

Lenten Dinners & Programs

Lenten Dinners & Programs

LENTEN DINNERS & PROGRAMS February 28 – 4:00 – 7:00 Pancake Supper Public invited, by Tonia and Jeannine March 1 Ash Wednesday Service at FUMC at 7:00 pm March 8  First Lenten dinner Hosts : Larry Nitzel and Paul Cook Meat: Oven baked chicken Program: Dr. Abdul El-Fayed March 15 second Lenten dinner Hosts: Tonia […]

What is Man?

What is Man?

By Red Miller At a summer religious camp for children one of the counselors was leading a discussion on the purpose God has for all of his creation. They began to find good reasons for clouds and trees and rocks and rivers and animals and just about everything else in nature. Finally, one of the […]

United Methodist Women Installation of Officers

United Methodist Women Installation of Officers

By Linda Maylone United Methodist Women President As we had microphone problems on Sunday, January 8, I am recapping the highlights of our United Methodist Women’s Installation of Officers. Each officer was called up to the altar rail, and representatives from four of the positions presented the following: FAITH-Tonia Szabo I am here to represent […]