8/6/17 – 9/3/17
We try to box God in, but God is always breaking out of the box and shattering our understandings of life in God’s kingdom.
Aug 6 – Abundant Miracles – Matthew 14:13-21
Aug 13 – In Over Our Heads – Matthew 14:22-33
Aug 20 – Passing the Crumbs – Matthew 15:21-28
Aug 27 – Changing Perspectives – Matthew 16:13-20
Sept 3 – Bearing the Load – Matthew 16:21-28
Dear Friends in Christ, I have just returned from a blessed week at Annual Conference Session. The theme this year was Testify to Love: Your Story Matters and it reminded me again of the importance of sharing our faith stories with one another. Our own hope and healing is interconnected and found in the stories…
The July & August issue of the Prism is now available. July & August 2017 Prism
A NEW BACKPACK TO START THE SCHOOL YEAR OFF RIGHT Last year the congregation gathered backpacks and school supplies for our local schools – Cottage Hill and Magnolia. We provided a generic list of supplies for both elementary and middle school, and you generously filled them so that students who needed some help with school…
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…
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 .…
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?
Watch the preview.
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 & 31:1-8
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 June issue of the Prism is now available. June 2017 Prism
The May issue of the Prism is now available. May 2017 Prism