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Homecoming

HOMECOMING – September 26th

Celebrate our church home and at the same time help to build a home

This years we’re combining Homecoming with our support of Habitat for Humanity. Covid restrictions make the annual covered dish not possible. So we are combining our Habitat for Humanity Spaghetti Dinner with Homecoming. This way we can still get together for a meal, celebrating our church home it’s history, and at the same time look forward to the future by supporting the building of a home through Habitat for Humanity. Watch for more details about Homecoming and Habitat.

Craft Fair

Join us and bring your friends to the HUMC Craft Fair, Oct. 16th 8 – 2 p.m.

50 Vendors, Bake Sale and BBQ

 

In-Person Worship Times


The huddles in front of us as we all learn what “normal” will look like as we emerge the pandemic can feel overwhelming.  When we focus too closely on what is right in front of us we can forget the help, perspective, purpose, hope, and power that surrounds us.  Join us this season as we lift our eyes and see Jesus alive and showing us the way to life.

In Person Worship Services  9:00 & 11:00am

Both services will be live streamed on Facebook

 

Anxiousness

Before Covid hit, anxiety in our country had already been significantly increasing year after year. It is very visible in young adults trying to navigate their way into adulthood and post college employment. It is also prevalent in people living on the margins of our society, whether it be financially, culturally, or even racially. Anxiety is affecting more and more of our lives everyday. In our young people and even in our children, I personally have noticed increased levels over the past decade in working with the younger age groups.
There are different levels of anxiety, and there are different methods of dealing with it. The more severe cases can be treated with medication, while lower levels can be dealt with changes of habits, counseling or other means of mental or emotional therapy. Regardless, anxiety is on the increase and its results can turn day to day life upside down.
So, what does this have to with Jesus and the Scriptures? Well this week at youth group we took a look at Matthew 6:25-34, where Jesus preaches about not worrying. For many of us that is much easier said than done! Jesus’ point is that constant worry and stress drives us away from God’s purposes for us and leads us into shallower waters with God, because our attention is focused more on ourselves and on things beyond our control. Let me make it clear that Jesus is saying that we should not be in any way concerned about things like food and clothing, he knows we all need to be productive people and that we do need to have responsibility for our own well-being. What he is trying to tell us all is that there is much more to life than worrying ourselves sick over things that we need to simply trust God for and even trust ourselves to be able to overcome.
Jesus is reminding us that we are an important part of God’s incredible creation. God loves and cares for all of His creation, and just as He cares for the birds of the air, then how much more will He care for us, humanity, created in His own image?? We get so caught up in ourselves and in our own pursuits that we move ourselves out of that communion with God. There is so much more to this world than to be constantly worrying about things we have no or very little control over. Be concerned about yourself and be responsible for self-care, but also look toward God with your needs and concerns. Maybe what you really need to get you out of your worry rut is already there waiting for you to take your eyes off of yourself and look deeply into the eyes of the one who loves you the most!
Pastor Richard

Vision 2020

It’s the start of a new year and an opportunity get your vision checked and corrected by God so you can see more clearly and live more faithfully in 2020.

Vision 2020  

January 5    Seeing Yourself Clearly

Communion Sunday

January 12   Seeing the Situation Clearly

 January 19   Seeing the World Clearly 

January 26   Seeing God Clearly

 

Special Congregational Events

*Town Hall to review final Building Team proposal

1:30-3:00 in the Sanctuary

*Church Conference to approve 2020 Building Plans

2:00 in the Sanctuary

(All Full Members may vote)

 

 

 

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