Category: With Love from Pat

Spiritual insights and reflections shared by Pastor Pat Bruns. Comments are welcome!

Palm Sunday Plans: Palms, A Donkey, and Looking Ahead to Holy Week

Pat Bruns

With Love from Pat Friday, March 18, 2016 Hmmm … it’s snowing as I write. Yet we’re still planning to begin Holy Week with our Pine Street churches gathering along the side of the road this Sunday morning to place

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Center for A New New Testament at FUMC?

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With Love from Pat March 11, 2016 Our church is working intentionally to build a partnership with Hal Taussig and the developing Center for a New New Testament. The study of Hal’s book, A New New Testament, has already touched

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Celebrating 19 Years of Welcoming Everyone on March 6

Pat Bruns

With Love from Pat On Sunday, March 6th, our 10:30 am worship service will celebrate our nineteenth Anniversary of becoming a United Methodist Reconciling Congregation. On March 4, 1997, our church family decided to live out our faith fully and

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FUMC in the News: Our Proposed Transitional Housing Partnership with Attention Homes

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With Love from Pat January 29, 2016   I know many of you have been reading the articles in The Daily Camera about our church’s partnership with Attention Homes and Gardner Capital to create affordable housing and resource services for

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The Gift of Kindness

Rev. Pat Bruns

With Love from Pat I was talking with someone this week about my message last Sunday, which was titled Giving Gifts, Receiving Gifts, Becoming a Gift. Our conversation was delightful, reflective, and far-ranging, filled with genuine joy and authentic thoughtfulness—by

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Christmas Thoughts: Everyone is the Most Important Person to God

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With Love from Pat When Luke shares Jesus’ birth story, Luke tells of an angel coming to the shepherds. “Do not be afraid,” the angel says. (Luke 2:10) Luke also tells of an angel coming to Mary. “Nothing is impossible

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Celebrations and Commemorations

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With Love from Pat Saturday, November 21, 2015 We have something to celebrate! Our special church conference on Sunday, November 15, approved the Option to Lease agreement that moves forward our partnership with Attention Homes and Gardner Development to build

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A Prayer for Paris and the World


Gracious and merciful God, God of all creation and all people, We are heart-broken and horrified by the heartless terrorist attacks in Paris. We remember and pray for all who grieve today and who are suffering because of this cruelty.

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“Be Still and Know That I Am God” as a Spiritual Practice


With Love from Pat — October 9, 2015 The past couple of weeks I’ve talked with several folks about spiritual practices. All wondered if there were any spiritual practices that I use. There are several, but let me tell you

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Heartbreak in Oregon: Looking for Hope Amidst Our Grief


With Love from Pat — October 2, 2015 The mass murders at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon are the latest in an endless stream of gun murders that is reaching devastating flood proportions. Yesterday was another day of unimaginable

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