April 7, 2020

A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!"
"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord...

April 3, 2020

"Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes,

you may be able to stand your ground,

and after you have done everything, to stand.."

- Ephesians 6:13

Yesterday, I read an article by Bishop Sally Dyck.  She reminded us that Easter can NEVER...

March 31, 2020

"The heavens declare the glory of God,
the skies proclaim the work of his hands."

- Psalm 19:1

We have a gifted congregation.  Some of you know that Nancy Duraka, one of our congregation members and choir members, is also a poet.  Last week, she sent me her poem,


March 27, 2020

"When the music fades,

all stripped away, and I simply come.

Longing just to bring something that's of worth
that will bless your heart."

- Matt Redman "The Heart of Worship"

Over 20 years ago, Matt Redman was the worship leader at Soul Survivor Church in Watford, England...

March 24, 2020

"Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

- Jesus (Mathew 28:20)


I came across an article with retired astronaut Scott Kelly.  Scott Kelly, who had spent over a year in space, offered suggestions on how to stay HEALTHY in isolation.  Here are his ...

March 20, 2020

Today, I wanted to share an email I received earlier this week from our United Methodist Men of Faith President, Dale Carver. Dale was inviting men (and others) to use our newfound time in a healthy and constructive way. 
note: Dale gave permission to share his message...

March 17, 2020

Dear Faith UMC family and friends,

In light of the ongoing efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus, our Church Council has decided to cancel ALL in-person church ministries and activities through the end of March.  This corresponds with a request by Bishop Sally D...

March 5, 2020

"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.  Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another."
- John 13:34

What does LOVE look like when there's a health scare gripping our world? 

Practically speaking, it looks like people who take steps to...

February 21, 2020

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

We live...

February 14, 2020

One day, Jimmy received a surprise letter that went like this:

"My dearest, Jimmy, 
No words can express the great unhappiness
I've felt since breaking off our engagement. 
Please say that you'll take me back. 
No one could ever take your place.  Please forgive me....

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