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Our New Pastor

Rev. Suzanne Calhoun is excited to join us in ministry at Sierra Pines UMC on July 1, 2019! Read her biography here. Join us for a Welcome BBQ on Sunday July 7, 2019 after morning worship. Contact the office for information about participating in a series of Cottage Meetings to meet Pastor Suzanne in small…

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School House Lessons From Jesus

8/11/2019 – 9/29/2019

  • As we look at aspects of what we learn in our educational lifetime, we are reminded that as Christians we learn some of our lessons from the Bible and specifically from Jesus.  Join with us as we explore what Jesus has to teach us about some of the major subjects and educational disciplines.   Jesus says we all sin, sin comes from the fact that we are human and imperfect, we do not get to judge other’s sin. Even Jesus is Bullied.  Jesus removes the things that keep people from being able to fully live into their “God Callings” and through the power of the Holy Spirit teaches the disciples how to do the same type of subtraction.  Jesus teaches how to share, what everyday miracles are, and what it truly means to be fed. The style of teaching in Jesus’ day was the parable.  What does the parable tell us today?  How can we decode them?  What are our modern equivalent?  What does it mean to build the kingdom?  How do we understand the blueprints?  Strange things happen when we climb to a mountain top with Jesus. How do we take the experience of the mountain top into daily life. Paralleled to how do we take health and exercise into daily life routines in the modern day.  Jesus taught us to multiply instead of just add and to be                       “fishers of  people” Do we take this lesson to heart?  Are we catching any fish?

11-Aug Blessing of the backpacks Sunday        

An Apple for the Teacher- What Jesus Teaches About Sin…      John 8:2-11 & 23-24

18-Aug School Yard Bullies-Jesus welcoming the outcasts…      Luke 4:14-24 &  John 4:5-30

25-Aug Subtraction-Healing Work of Jesus….    Matt. 9:18-26 & Matt. 10:1 & 5-10

1-Sep The School Cafeteria- The Feeding of Thousands….         Matthew 15:32-39

8-Sep   Campus Lectures-Jesus’ Parables for Teaching…           Mark 4:1-25

15-Sep Building Trades- Building the New Kingdom from the Carpenter’s Son…  Matthew 13:44-58

22-Sep PE: Climbing Mountains with Jesus       Matt. 5:1-12 & Luke 24:44-53

29-Sep Multiplication-Have You Caught Any Fish?       Mark 1:14-20 & John 21:1-14

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UMC Next

More than 600 United Methodists gathered in Kansas from May 20-22 for UMCNext, a conversation in response to the adoption of The Traditional Plan by the 2019 Special General Conference. Two possible approaches toward a new Methodism were discussed – resistance to the Traditional Plan with the goal of reforming the church from within, as…

growing through change

Growing Through Change

5/19/2019 – 6/16/2019

As we approach this pastoral transition, we will look at how we go and grow through change, making transitions healthy and productive.

May 19 – Change Happens – Ecclesiastes 3:1-13, Joshua 1:1-8
May 26 – Navigating Change – Isaiah 43:1-2, 4a, 18-21
June 2 – Some Things Never Change – Ephesians 2:19-22, Matthew 28:19-20
June 9 – Empowering Change – Acts 2:1-21, John 14:25-27
June 16 – Every Ending is a New Beginning – 1 Thessalonians 1:2-6, 5:12-24

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UMC News – Judicial Council Ruling

The Judicial Council, the United Methodist’s top court, has ruled on the constitutionality of the Traditional Plan that was passed by the 2019 Special General Conference in February. While some provisions of the newly adopted Traditional Plan remain unconstitutional, the rest of the plan is valid as church law. In a separate ruling, the court…

Resurrection Hope

Resurrection Hope

Life and love always win! The power of Easter is hope. We are met at the gates of death with a freshness and fullness of life. Peering into the empty tomb forever changes us. Limitless hope and astonishing love embrace us. Easter reaches into the ordinary lives of you and me. We are called to be hope for a hurting world. 

April 21 – Resurrection Hope – John 20:1-18
April 28 Know Doubt– John 20:19-31
May 5 Feed My Sheep – John 21:1-19

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