Grace Notes – 8/15/18

Beginning August 19th, we will begin a three week series called “This Is Us.” This will be a three week crash course on the core values of Grace UMC based on our mission statement: welcoming ALL to grow in grace together and to share God’s love on campus, in our

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Grace Notes – 7/18/18

An excerpt from Sunday’s sermon. God is still calling you! New Sermon Series! When Faith Gets Personal: Lessons from the Widows of the Bible The Bible is full of stories of people being transformed by God’s grace. In this series we will look to an often overlooked collection of people

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Annual Conference, Day 4

I woke up early this morning and decided to take a walk along the river, where there are beautiful paths and gardens. I soon unexpectedly found myself in the middle of the Great Plains Therefore Go 5K run/walk. A minute later I noticed that Pastor Lora and a couple of

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Annual Conference, Day 3

Today was a long, and sometimes frustrating, day of listening. The morning began with worship led by the youth. I was on the Conference Youth Council as a teen and although the organization of this group has changed tremendously over the past 30 years, the comradery and energy of the

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Annual Conference, Day 2

Bishop Saenz opened the first plenary business session of Annual Conference this morning. He joked that is was going to be a great day because he had his “happy socks” on and then pulled his pant leg up to reveal socks printed with happy faces!The session began with organizational details

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Annual Conference, Day 1

Annual Conference is off to a good start. This event is the United Methodist Church’s annual meeting, where 1,700 clergy (pastors) and laity (lay persons) gather to worship, learn, conduct business, and keep in touch with the many happenings within the conference. It is part business conference, part religious gathering,

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Grace Notes 6/6/18

This Sunday we will be focusing on Amos 5:14-15, 18-24 and the Social Community section of the Social Principles. We will talk about the gift of God’s justice rather than the moralism we often equate with justice. It is joyful and a gift! Sandra Fatuma AND HER FAMILY will be

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Grace Notes – 5/23/18

New Worship Series Beginning this Sunday! “The United Methodist Church has a long history of concern for social justice. It’s members have often taken forthright positions on controversial issues involving Christian principles. Early Methodists expressed their opposition to the slave trade, to smuggling, and to the cruel treatment of prisoners…The

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Playing Pastor

On Sunday, I preached on Ephesians 4:17-24 and living a life of renewal. We talked about putting on our new selves and the people who help us see both our gifts as well as the things we need to work on in order to live a life of renewal. I

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Grace Notes – 5/2/18

May Above & Beyond Giving Scout Troop 318 Third Sunday Food Offering Peas- April 15th Allen Polen’s Memorial Service is Saturday May 5th, 10:00am at Grace. Please wear casual attire. Click here for a link to his Obituary. Practicing Resurrection This Sunday we will be discussing “Living Renewal” in Ephesians

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