Tag: Rev. Pat Bruns

Get to Know Our New Bishop, the Rev. Dr. Karen Oliveto

Rev. Pat Bruns

With Love from Pat Friday, September 23, 2016   If you’re looking for inspiration and hope – and in today’s world who isn’t – I encourage you to watch this video. It tells the story of our new Bishop, Karen

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“Life is Such a Fragile Gift…and Precious.”

Pat Bruns

With Love from Pat September 2, 2016   Dear Friends, A couple of thoughts on the first Friday of September: Last Saturday, August 27, Sandi Zeigler’s sister, Joan Watson, died following surgery. Joan’s death was sudden and unexpected. Everyone is

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6/23 at 6:00 pm: Community Meeting for Attention Homes Project


Our partnership project with Attention Homes and Gardner Capital Development to develop 40 units of affordable housing for at-risk young adults on what is now our church parking lot continues to move forward.   Right now, there are two ways

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Responding to Orlando: Rainbows, and Our Capacity to Love and Hope


With Love from Pat June 13, 2016 The early Sunday mass murders at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando are the latest in an endless stream of acts of violence, terrorism and hate that seems to have no limit and is

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June 10–New, Requests, Reminders, and Prayers from Pat

Rev. Pat Bruns

With Love from Pat June 10, 2016 News, Requests, Reminders and Prayers … Last Sunday our Lay Leader Jon Kottke announced on behalf of our District Superintendent Skip Strickland that Joe (Rev. Joe Agne) will be appointed by Bishop Elaine

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The Pentecost Story is the Story Our World Needs Now

Rev. Pat Bruns

With Love from Pat Friday, May 13, 2016 This Sunday (May 15) is called Pentecost Sunday. We will read the story of the first day of Pentecost found in Acts 2:1-21, and we’ll think about what that first day of

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The Paradoxes of the Easter Story

Rev. Pat Bruns

With Love from Pat Friday, March 25, 2016   We’re coming close to the end of our Holy Week journey toward Easter. Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter—all of Holy Week—is jam-packed with meaning. In fact, I believe this

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Attention Homes Sleep Out for Homeless Youth Thursday, 11/12

Sleep Out 2015

Thursday night, November 12, is the 4th annual Attention Homes Sleep Out for Homeless Youth! On this night, participants sleep on the lawn between Attention Homes’ offices and FUMC as a show of solidarity with homeless and runaway youth, many

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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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Hope for the Future: Pope Francis’s Visit

Pope Francis

With Love from Pat – Friday, September 25, 2015 Pope Francis’ historic address to our Congress has been widely praised for its thoughtful reflections on many of the issues facing our world right now. His address is continuing to be

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