Posts from 2013

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Barbecue and Fun

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On August 17, we would like to invite anyone to come to our social hall at 11 a.m. for a church barbecue.

Reflections of Joy

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Dear Friends, July 1st marked the beginning of my eighth year as your pastor. I thank God for such a privilege and honor. When I look back, there are so many milestones that I cherish: those who were single who transitioned to marriage; the births and baptisms; and the coming of age celebrations. Then I […]

South Bay Choral Festival

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Presented by the National Association of Church Musicians, Los Angeles Chapter
Performance: Sunday, June 2, 2013 First United Methodist Church of Torrance

Annual Conference – 2013

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Dear Friends, It’s that time of the year when churches send ministers and lay representatives to Annual Conference. What is Annual Conference? It is the annual summertime pilgrimage to the University of Redlands where we meet, vote, and worship. On the larger ‘conference’ level we receive reports, we approve budgets, and enact new legislation. We […]

Relief Efforts

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Thousands have been affected by tornadoes in Oklahoma, Texas and other U.S. states. Find out how to be part of United Methodist relief efforts and follow coverage. Give on-line through UMCOR Disaster Response.

Emerging Identity

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Dear Friends, While attending the Ken Callahan workshop two weeks ago, I learned that there is a search for an emerging individuality. Certainly this applies to individual persons, but also to groups and to churches. As we all go through life stages and passages, our identity changes within different age brackets, various job positions, and […]

Emerging Individuality

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Dear Friends, After the first day of the workshop with Ken Callahan, he’s finished explaining one of the four important searches in which people are engaged.  The four searches are:  emerging individuality, community, meaning, and hope. Callahan is adept at cultural analysis and social archaeology.  He’s able to break down social indicators that characterize individuals as well […]

Reflecting on Easter

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Dear Friends, What a glorious Easter Sunday we shared! One bright spot among many was the children and youth activities and ministries going on. The newly named children’s chorus, Hallelujah Kid’s Choir sang “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands,” under the direction of Heidi and accompanist Carolyn. They were followed by the Emma […]