Posts from 2013

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Reflections on the past year

by firstumc-admin
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Dear Friends, By the time you receive and read this El Portal article, we will be in between Christmas and New Year. Before celebrating the New Year, let’s reflect on the past year. How would you characterize 2013 for you and your family? Below are some of my thoughts in review. In the latter half […]

Decorating

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Dear Friends, Last Saturday, several folks came to the church to decorate the sanctuary, social hall, and Friendship Room; and to hang the “joy” sign, and the large wreath on the front of our entrance. For the next three Sundays our church will be adorned in greens, and purple paraments, purple candles, Christmas lights, ornaments, […]

Response to the Crisis in the Philippines

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We were pleased to respond to the crisis in the Philippines with a prayer vigil on Thursday, November 14, and a collection drive to pack some “balikbayan boxes” to send. Many thanks to those of you who brought blankets, canned goods, clothing, toiletries, toys, and other supplies.

2013 Charge Conference

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Our annual Charge Conference has been scheduled for:
Saturday, November 9, at 1:30pm at First United Methodist Church of Wilmington.

Rummage Sale News

by firstumc-admin
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Please plan to support the rummage sale fundraiser, and encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to do so as well.

All Things New — Mountaintop Experience

by firstumc-admin
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Dear Friends, The mountaintop experience at Camp Colby, during the recent Elementary Camp, was very enriching and fulfilling. We explored the theme of God making “All Things New.” After being inactive from kids’ camping for 13 years, and being away from Camp Colby for at least 20 years, it was a nostalgic and refreshing getaway. […]

EarthTalk: Sharing

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Dear EarthTalk: Some green groups are promoting the simple notion of sharing as a way to green communities and combat waste. Can you explain?