Christmas 2018 — Pastor’s Note — Perfect Opportunities to “Come Home for Christmas”

I love being part of a church and faith community that works to create a spiritual balance in preparing for Christmas! The church keeps as its priority the goal of “keeping Christ in Christmas.” From caroling to kids Christmas programs, to sing-alongs and candlelight Christmas Eve services, we hold sacred our traditions to our families,…

Thanks-Living

What if we observed two Sundays in November that lifts up the importance of thanksgiving and praise as an important part of our Christian faith and discipleship? Traditionally, we focus on the holiday of Thanksgiving as a one-day event featuring a meal and family. It’s all good! But what if we practiced extending Thanksgiving and…

Re-Upping of our Church!

Have you ever heard of the word: “re-upping?” The definition is: “re-enlist – to renew an arrangement or covenant agreement or contract.” I came upon this word praying about a “re-launch” for myself several months ago when I proactively agreed to return to parish ministry here at the Mingo United Methodist Church! I appreciated the…

Expectations

United Methodist Church like? What are they expecting from me?” These are all good questions, but the most important question is: WHAT IS GOD EXPECTING FROM US? I want to use that question as a basis of a sermon series in August. I invite you to a spiritual journey and discovery of God’s expectations for…