THE JOURNEY’S BEGUN

The Previous Year’s Journey The past twelve months have been encouraging ones.  I have been told consistent summer attendance and financial giving during this time was better than anyone remembers.  Average attendance has increased from 90 to 118; a 30% increase!  Average UMY attenance last year was about 5 whereas...

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BECOMING WESLEYAN AGAIN

Is your desire and goal to experience a rich and satisfying life? Good news!  That was God’s purpose in sending His son, Jesus, to the earth in human form.  As John Wesley said it, “to teach us the way to heaven”. Heaven is not as much a place, although I...

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THE LIFE YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED

Just before his death, U.S. Senate Chaplain Richard Halverson shared these thoughts about the church with Harry N. Wendt: “In the beginning, the church was a fellowship of men and women who centered their lives on the living Christ. They had a personal relationship with the Lord. It transformed them...

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Touching Hearts

Everyone appreciates a word of praise, an encouraging word, and a word of acknowledgement in the midst of a crowd and the tempest of life.  Perhaps Christmas is so special because we seek to share, and tend to receive, more of others hearts than at any other time of year. ...

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CHRISTMAS: When God changes everything!

JoHannah Reardon writes of being a little girl not raised attending church. “Therefore Christmas was a family time, but not a time to consider what it meant that Christ was born in Bethlehem. As a teenager, I remember going to a friend’s house during Advent. After dinner, the father of...

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Know Devotion, not just devotions

On November 21, 1620 after four months on board, the Pilgrims came to rest in Provincetown Harbor where “they fell upon their knees and blessed the God of Heaven who brought them over the vast and furious ocean and delivered them from all the perils and miseries thereof.” Their purpose was...

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October Newsletter

WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND THE CHURCH AND CARLISLE Senior Food Pantry bagging day will be on Monday, October 23 from 9-11 am. Senior Food Pantry distribution will be Wednesday, October 25 from 9:00-11. If any member has a child or grandchild they would like to include in the Baby Life Honorary...

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October

Our Youth Program has started back!! If you know someone in the 7th to 12th grade that is not currently coming to our Youth please let us know so we can invite them..!! Thank you for your support!! Chuck 1st – Youth will meet at 5p in the FLC 8th...

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October

Chancel Choir and Praise Team rehearsals have started. Music buffs and casual listeners alike can all agree on one thing, without the composers like Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, there would be no Leonard Bernstein, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Chris Tomlin, 3rd Day or any other modern composers we’ve come to...

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Crushed!

Six years old and left sleeping in the back of the station wagon after the family returned home is a bittersweet memory.  Back then I didn’t need a mattress or pad for comfort.  I was waking up, groggy, appreciating the perfect temperature of the car and realizing where I was...

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