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Missionary News 2016

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Beloved brethren in the Lord, Greetings in Christ! Alma and I are very grateful and we are humbled to know about your donation for us thru our advance in Global Ministries. We declare blessing upon blessing to be upon you and your ministry. Just love to share with you our 1st quarter ministry newsletter. May […]

It’s New Year’s Day!

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Greetings, Brothers and Sisters in Christ! I recently found this poem by Aleena as I was reflecting on the meaning of a new year and wanted to share it with you. Read it and consider what possibilities are on the horizon for 2017. What goals do you have? How do you desire to grow and […]

Three simple words: Invite. Welcome. Disciple.

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Greetings, Brothers and Sisters in Christ! Thanksgiving isn’t here yet (while I am writing this), but my brain, my desk and the church are already full speed ahead planning and preparing for the Advent and Christmas season. In the spirit of speeding ahead, I want to dedicate this article to the year 2017. In 2017 […]

Giving Thanks and Preparing

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Greetings, Brothers and Sisters in Christ! Christmas is creeping ever so close as the countdowns have begun. Here at church we are already getting ready for Advent and the Christmas season. The Worship committee has chosen “The Redemption of Scrooge” as our worship and study series for Advent, as we use the timeless classic A […]

Who We Are In God’s Eyes

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Blessings, Pastor Stacy Greetings, Brothers and Sisters in Christ! Near the end of a busy time at church I always proclaim that a slower season is coming and that I will be catching my breath, but after 11 years of ministry I have learned that there are no slow seasons of the church. Summer may […]

Following Christ Into the World

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Greetings, Brothers and Sisters in Christ! Christ calls us to take up our cross and follow Him. This is not always easy to do. Sometimes He asks us to follow Him down unknown paths or into uncomfortable situations. The challenge in our faith is to trust Him enough to follow, no matter what. To follow […]

Faith Like a Child

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Greetings, Brothers and Sisters in Christ! Summer is officially here, both with the kids being out of school and in the heat that is starting to hit. As a kid this was my favorite time of year, as I got two months of freedom from the classroom, and as an adult it is still one […]

General Conference 2016 Reflections

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Greetings, Brothers and Sisters in Christ! This morning I sat with the Tuesday morning Bible study class and watched the live feed of General Conference as the president of the Council of Bishops for the United Methodist Church addressed the church on behalf of our bishops. Bishop Bruce Ough explained that his heart was broken […]

All Things New

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Greetings, Brothers and Sisters in Christ! The saying tells us that April showers bring May flowers and while it might not have been as much rain as we needed, we definitely had some rainy days in April. The product of those rains will be seen in our flower beds and gardens as we venture into […]

From Richard and Alma – Supporting Missionaries

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From: Richard Navarro Subject: 2016 1st qaurter ministry newsletter Date: April 26, 2016 Beloved brethren in the Lord, Greetings in Christ! Alma and I are very grateful and we are humbled to know about your donation for us thru our advance in Global Ministries. We declare blessing upon blessing to be upon you and your […]