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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…

planting a future with hope

Planting a Future with Hope

7/7/2019 – 8/4/2019

What does it mean as an individual, as a congregation, and as a denomination to be actively
planting for the future? We will look at this question through the lens of a gardener; so grab
your best tools of the trade and come ready to get your hands dirty as we work our way through
the cycle of life, harvest, death, and new sprouts in our garden of hope.

July 7 – Releasing & Remembering – Philippians 1:3-11                    
July 14 – Nurturing the Crop & Sustainability – James 3:10-13 & Jeremiah 29:11-15            
July 21 – Bearing Fruit – Ephesians 4:1-8 &11-16                     
July 28 – More Than Just Seeds, Planting Hope – 2 Corinthians 9:6-12               
August 4 – Pruning for the Future – John 15:1-8

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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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