Posts with the tag “discipleship”

Read a Chapter a Day Challenge: The Gospel of John
by Kelly Phillips on February 1st, 2024
During Lent we are encouraged to:1. Give up something,2. Start something, and3. Do something for the community of God.If you are looking to start something, consider joining the Read a Chapter a Day Challenge! Across our connection United Methodists are being challenged to read a chapter a day from the Gospel of John during Lent.Reading the Bible is one of the essential spiritual practices of disc...  Read More
All-Church Lent Study: Shadows, Darkness, and Dawn
by Kelly Phillips on January 18th, 2024
This Lent you are invited to go deeper with our Lent worship series, Song of the Shadows (based on our District Cantata), by joining our all-church Lent study. Author and pastor Thomas Steagald encourages you to explore the similarities between your spiritual journey and the journeys of some of the people Jesus met and ministered to on his way to the cross. As Jesus bravely enters the thickening s...  Read More
All-Church Advent Study: Keep Watch with Me
by Kelly Phillips on November 2nd, 2023
 All-Church Advent Study: Sign up for a small group! Join a small group for our all-church Advent study, Keep Watch with Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakers. Sign-up sheets are in the church lobby. Groups will meet for 4-5 weeks beginning in late November/early December. Days/times will be set by the group hosts.Keep Watch With Me: An Advent Reader for Peacemakers is a collaborative daily devotio...  Read More
Washing Windows: A Message from District Lay Leader and Coeur Team Chair, John Townsend."
by Kelly Phillips on July 13th, 2023
I got to wash windows. I know, the phrase “I don’t do windows” has been around for a long time. It’s even part of song lyrics.But I got to do windows. And that was a big deal. The relatively small town where my family lived had one gas station when we moved there. Burk’s Sinclair was owned by the Burk brothers, John and Morry. A few years later, Art Tidwell opened a Texaco station. My parents spli...  Read More
Summer Book Study: Not in God's Name
by Kelly Phillips on June 14th, 2023
Join Pastor Amanda for a summer book study of Rabbi Jonathan Sack's Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence. This book will supplement our summer worship series (starting June 11) on the story of Abraham and his descendants in Genesis and Exodus. We will gather periodically throughout the summer to discuss what we have been reading. To sign up, email the office at or ad...  Read More
Pastor's Notebook: Star Words
by Amanda Nicol on December 22nd, 2022
Dear Church,Eight years ago, I took up the practice of choosing a word to guide me spiritually in the new year. The first word I chose was “wellness.” I was working with a spiritual director on healing from a period of intense disappointment, and I wanted to spend that year focused on my physical, emotional, and spiritual health. So, I chose “wellness” to focus my intention. That was 2015, the yea...  Read More
Pastor's Notebook: Gifted for More Worship Series
by Amanda Nicol on September 14th, 2022
This Sunday we begin our fall worship series, Gifted for More. Every person is a gift from God with gifts to share! In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul wrote that our gifts exist for the benefit of others rather than for only ourselves: “The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ And the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you!’ so that there should be no division in the body, b...  Read More