Our California-Nevada Annual Conference Session is from June 21 to 24. Find the schedule, reports and recommendations and watch the live stream including the worship services at cnumc.org/acs17. Opening worship is on Wednesday June 21 at 9 a.m. and the Ordination Service is on Friday June 23 at 7 p.m. Reports & Live Stream .…
Sierra Pines United Methodist Church is looking for a person who is at least 18 years old to serve as a Childcare Aide to assist our Sunday School teacher with infants and younger children. This person would work two (2) hours from 9:30 to 11:30 am on Sunday morning and an occasional special event. The…
6/18/2017 – 7/16/2017
I will bless the Lord at all times; God’s praise will always be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1
A joyful exploration of what it means to see blessings in the world around us every day. This series is inspired by Celtic Spirituality and some Celtic Blessing poems written by Beth A. Richardson. Rather than parroting flat, comfortless platitudes that fail to reach us in our own ordinary, messy contexts, how can we proclaim gratitude and grace for God’s unshakable presence in our lives?
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June 18 – Blessings in Each Moment – Psalm 113:1-4 & 104:19-23
July 2 – Bless to Me – Psalm 148:7-12 & 42:1-4
July 9 – Blessing the World – Psalm 103:1-5, 20-22 & 33:1-8
July 16 – Celebrating Presence – Psalm 139:1-6,13-18
With thanks to the wonderful resources and ideas from Worship Design Studio.
Dear Friends in Christ,
Summer is nearly upon us. I recently came across the following story which blessed me and I thought you might enjoy it:
The May issue of the Prism is now available. May 2017 Prism
Dear Friends in Christ, In this Easter season, we are thinking about our own resurrection stories as well as those of various Biblical characters and some saints of the past. Christians often use butterflies as an Easter symbol to represent resurrection because of the way a butterfly begins life as a caterpillar, and then enters…
4/23/2017 – 6/4/2017
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.”
The Easter Season is a time of celebrating all the ways in which resurrection is possible in our lives. We can be in need of rising out of the depths of imprisonment, addiction, poverty, illness and oppression – not just physically and literally, but also spiritually. What holds us back from the joy of life? What binds us, keeping us from the fullness of who God created us to be? No matter how dead you feel, God has plans for you! Join us for some powerful testimonies – Resurrection Stories – from those who have found “resurrection” in their lives. It might just inspire you to your own rising up!
April 23 – Thomas’ Story & Susan’s Witness – John 20:19-31
April 30 – Bonnielee’s Witness – Matthew 19:13-15
May 7 – Cleopas’ Story & Joan’s Witness – Luke 24:13-35
May 14 – Anna Howard Shaw’s Legacy – Joel 2:28-29, 1 Corinthians 14:33-35
May 21 – John Wesley’s Legacy – Romans 5:1-11
May 28 – Paul’s Story – Acts 9:1-21 & 16:16-34
June 4 – Peter’s Story – Acts 2:1-21
Holy Week, April 9-15 Stations of the Cross on Tuesday April 11 – Thursday April 13 from 9 am to 1 pm. Drop by and experience at your own pace the Way of the Cross through a series of images and readings depicting the Passion Story with accompanying prayers. Good Friday Worship Service on April 14 at 7…
The April issue of the Prism is now available. April 2017 Prism
Dear Friends in Christ, As I write this to you, I am preparing to move house from Lake of the Pines to Alta Sierra. Many United Methodist Churches own a house, known as a parsonage, that their pastors live in. This church does not have a parsonage, so for the last 21 months, Adrian and…