Current Sermon Series
On September 11, when we return to our two-service format for the school year, we will begin a new sermon series entitled, "Digital Babylon: Developing Resilient Faith in Exile." In this series we will be looking at what we can learn from Scripture about how to form followers of Jesus who are able to stand firm in the midst of a foreign culture that seeks to assimilate us into its worldview.
This series will find us in some familiar stories from the Old Testament and will use research from the Barna Group, which was presented in the book Faith For Exiles, to help us see the five formative influences resilient disciples experience. Our hope is that this series of sermons will help us evaluate our own level of resilience in our faith and what God is asking us to give ourselves to for the sake of creating resilient faith in the generations following us.
Early in July we launched our new First Methodist podcast, "Beyond the Sermon."This will be a new avenue for us to not only distribute our sermons, but also to engage in conversations about what we're learning related to those sermons. Our hope is that this podcast will be an opportunity for you to connect with what God is doing in our church and to give you a glimpse of the conversations that happen behind the curtain.
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We would really love for you to be a part of this conversation, so email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We'll do our absolute best to answer those questions or, if we can't answer it, we'll at least have a conversation about it.
We know it's early, but it's time to think about Operation Christmas Child in conjunction with Samaritans Purse.
In the next 2 weeks, the boxes will be available at both doors and you can take them, fill them, return them but please include the $10.00 handling charge
Like last year, you can use the envelope in the Sanctuary pew marked "Operation Christmas Child". Place $20.00 CASH in the envelope and place in offering plate or give to Pat Gunning. Pat will fill a box or boxes for you. The $20.00 includes the $10.00 handling fee.
Let's get moving on those boxes. Christmas isn't that far away! Thank you.