Advent Devotional – Sunday, December 6

Week 2 – December 6 – Liberty and Justice for All? Reflector: Taken from the United Methodist Bishops’ Launch of Dismantling Racism On June 19th of this year the bishops of the United Methodist Church launched a new mission initiative – Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom. This initiative was launched in response to the […]

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Welcome to Week 2 of the 2020 Advent Devotional

Welcome to the second week of the 2020 Advent Devotional with daily reflections written by members and staff of First United Methodist Church. This year has been unprecedented and indeed, as the theme of our devotional suggests, we are Facing the Challenge of Change. Early on in the pandemic, there was discussion of doing a […]

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Advent Devotional – Saturday, December 5

Week 1 – December 5 – Surviving the Pandemic Reflector: Beth Hayward At the end of February, 2020, Dick and I moved to Frasier Meadows. We expected the extra socializing and many activities would improve Dick’s dementia. Opportunities beckoned. Then the Pandemic. Total ISOLATION. No activities. No pool. No classes. No library. No dining. All […]

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Advent Devotional – Friday, December 4

Week 1 – December 4 – Surviving the Pandemic Reflector: Rosalee Blake I entered the pandemic shutdown already in the midst of change. I had just retired March 1, 2020, when the news about the spread of Covid-19 was becoming ominous and frightening. At a time when I had hoped to be reflecting on the […]

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Advent Devotional – Wednesday, December 2

Week 1 – December 2 – Surviving the Pandemic Reflector: Jennie Elliott This pandemic has been a time that has forced us to adapt and grow. In fact, I’m encouraged by the creativity and growth I see in the world. Don’t get me wrong — I’d rather NOT have to go through a pandemic, but […]

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Advent Devotional – Tuesday, December 1

Week 1 – December 1 – Surviving the Pandemic Reflector: Tanner Lewis I had to leave my construction job due to virus concerns because I worked closely with a workforce that was always changing. At work one day, I was surprised when another worker started talking about COVID being a farce. It was very concerning, […]

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Advent Devotional – Monday, November 30

Week 1 – November 30 – Surviving the Pandemic Reflector: Glenna Briant My husband and I survived COVID-19. Did we get it at the grocery store, because we were both sick at two days interval? Not being able to walk from the bedroom to the kitchen, not being able to breathe with ease much less […]

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Advent Devotional – Sunday, November 29

Week 1 – November 29 – Surviving the Pandemic Reflector: Youth Group Discussion with Connie Takamine This year we are trying something new. We felt it was important to have input from all folks of all ages. We have tried to recruit youth writers in the past, but they are busy and such an assignment […]

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