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Christmas season is officially here!

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Greetings, Brothers and Sisters in Christ! Christmas season is officially here! Despite decorations and Christmas goodies on sale in the stores since before Halloween, we can finally bring out the lights, our trees, and favorite nativity scenes. We can shop ’til we drop and bake to our heart’s desire. But, most of all, I hope […]

Stewardship and The Giving Tree

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Greetings, Brothers and Sisters in Christ! I will admit that this is not my favorite time of year. I’m not talking about Fall, but I am talking about the season that I ask each of you to pledge money to the church. Admittedly, I have never been good at it. When I was a child […]

Where will we see the beauty of God’s creation?

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Greetings, Brothers and Sisters in Christ! I spent one fall season living in Georgia. One season of giving thanks that the humidity and mosquitoes of summer were finally gone, but moreover, one season spent in awe of the changing colors of the trees. It was the reds and yellows and oranges that I had only […]

What are your maybes?

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Brothers and Sisters in Christ! Though it feels like Summer just began, school is about to start a new year. Growing up, these weeks leading up to the first day of school were always weeks of anticipation for me. Maybe I will love my new teacher, maybe I will make new friends, maybe I will […]

The Impact of Freedom

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Greetings, Brothers and Sisters in Christ! On Saturday, most of us gathered for cook outs and fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July and to remember our freedom and independence. On Sunday, we broke bread and shared a cup to remember our freedom from sin and shame through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, […]

The Quad — Summer Break

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THE QUAD Wednesday nights at Torrance First UMC, will meet through July 15, then take a break through August (due to vacation schedules). The Quad will resume on Wednesday, September 2, at 6:00. Typical schedule: 6:00-7:00 – worship; 7:00-7:15, snacks and fellowship; 7:15-8:30 – adult studies, youth and young adult fellowship groups, meetings. Everyone is […]

Summer and Time Change

by firstumc-admin
grace

Dear Friends, School is out for Summer! For many, these are exciting words of freedom and rest, for some these are terrifying words as they try to figure out what to do with kids for summer, and for the rest, these words do not mean much at all as life continues as it has. For […]

Pentecost and Other May Events

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Dear Friends, With three birthdays in our immediate family, May is a month of celebrations and can be exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. This May will be just that for First UMC of Torrance. We will begin with the celebration of communion on the first Sunday, after foregoing communion in April; the second […]

Earth Day Picnic

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Dear Friends, Spring is in the air, Easter has happened with all its glory, wonderment, and decorated eggs, and we begin to look toward the next season of the church. We look toward new worship themes and Bible studies, confirmation and baptism celebrations, Pentecost, choir concerts, and summer activities. Truly, the church does not slow […]