We Keep Growing Stronger

Both our staff and volunteer leadership touch countless lives in countless ways, each and every day. Our ministry, mission and outreach grow stronger all the time because our leadership is engaging all kinds of people in meaningful ministry. Thanks to you all.

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One Less

The FUMC Youth will be continuing their discussion of world poverty and hunger this evening (with help from youth group volunteers Alison and Jessie as I am all hopped up on cold medicine and sleep-deprived). So far, our youth have learned about wealth distribution in the world and facts about global hunger.

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A Letter to Us from Birmingham Jail

That evening, on that bridge, carrying that candle, singing that song, I had a sense of God within me and among all of us there. I made a decision that night that I would live my life trying to work against racism, militarism and materialism. I had no idea what that meant but that was who and what I was going to be. “I had decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back”

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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

This weekend we celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In the United Methodist Church this is also the weekend of Human Relations Day Sunday. These special days invite us to engage in ministries and relationships that work toward the end of discrimination in all aspects of life and the end of injustice in all its forms.

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Just One Question…

When I was a little kid, my mom and I read a lot of great books together: The Berenstain Bears, Where the Wild Things Are, Sometimes Even Mommas Make Mistakes (my personal favorite), and Amelia Bedelia. Then something terrible happened: the fourth grade. My teacher assigned a book to be read as homework……. Um, whhhat? Excuse me? You want me to read for homework? No thanks, I only read for fun.

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Happy New Year!

Our birthdays mark the passing of our individual lives, but it seems to me that the coming of a New Year marks the passing of time. All time is a gift from God. The New Year invites us to consider how we use the gift of time.

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