Worship Connection: November 27, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
First Sunday of Advent COLOR: Blue or PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship… read more

Worship Elements: November 27, 2016

By Laura Jaquith Bartlett
First Sunday of Advent COLOR: Blue or PurpleSCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44 THEME IDEAS It is with great irony that… read more

A view from above

By Mike Childress
Isaiah 2:1-5 This time of year is a real mixed bag. Advent and Christmas can be very difficult for some people. Depression and suicide increase more than any other time of year… read more

Worship for Kids: November 20, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Jeremiah 23:1-6. On Christ the King Sunday, the key to this text is Jeremiah's comparison of the nation's king and its leaders to… read more

Worship Connection: November 20, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
Christ the King Sunday COLOR: White or GoldSCRIPTURE READINGS: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Luke 1:68-79; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to Worship #1: … read more

Worship Elements: November 20, 2016

By Hans Holznagel
Christ the King Sunday COLOR: White or GoldSCRIPTURE READINGS: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Luke 1:68-79; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 THEME IDEAS This is no… read more

Worship for Kids: November 13, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Three of today's texts deal with the day of the Lord or the second coming. Because children live so much in the present, promises of what will be "one … read more

Worship Elements: November 13, 2016

By Joanne Carlson Brown
Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 65:17-25; Isaiah 12; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19 THEME IDEAS A new heaven and a… read more

Does anyone have time for ecclesiology in the UMC?

By Wilson Pruitt
Ecclesiology is one of those seminary words that doesn’t often find a place in the day to day lives of people of the United Methodist Church. It simply means a theology of… read more

Time to withdraw

By Corey Francis
Sometimes, you just need to walk away. We all go through it. Those times feel like we've gone through a meat grinder or have been beaten with a sledgehammer until all that's left… read more

Worship for Kids: November 6, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Haggai 1:15 b–2:9. This is a specific message for a specific time. Haggai encourages the people and their leaders to be… read more

Worship Connection: November 6, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
25th Sunday After Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Haggai 1:15b–2:9; Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38 CALLS TO… read more
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