Thoughtful Thursday: Strong Words About Division

Strong Words About Division I personally find poor losers and gloating winners to be equally offensive (I’ve been both). They are prideful expressions that only cause further division. This week we have seen both of those expressed in regard to the appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett and I expect that we will...

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Thoughtful Thursday: Be Still

In this season of social and political divisiveness, maintaining a sense of peace can be difficult, but it’s exactly when we need to find some peace the most. We often think of the verse “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10a) as a reminder to take time to...

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From Pastor Glen and Cyndy…

Wow! What a surprise and a blessing to received from the congregation such a sweet card and generous gift for “Pastor’s Appreciation Month”! Cyndy and I are so grateful to you, our church family, not just for special recognitions like this, but for all the ways that you support and...

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Have You Signed Up?

I don’t know about you, but with the pandemic, I buy a lot of things online nowadays! And many of my purchases go through Amazon. Some time ago, we signed the church up to receive charitable giving through Amazon Smile. How this works is that you designate The Fount as...

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The Awakened Life – New Course from Seedbed

The Awakening Life Course is a four week journey of Scripture, prayer, conversation, and transformation; all centered around the awakening and disciple-making mission of Jesus Christ. Expect to be challenged, encouraged, equipped and empowered for the important season of faith ahead. The course will unfold over four weeks (Oct. 17-Nov....

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Exercise Your Right: Vote!

We are in a very contentious time in our country: election time. Sometimes it feels like a war! With all of the rhetoric and vitriol, one is tempted to move to a mountain cabin away from all media, social or otherwise! But as followers of Jesus Christ, and citizens of...

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New Sermon Series: Doctrine Matters

“It doesn’t matter what you believe, as long as you believe something!” This is commonly affirmed today, and it is as wrong as it was when it escaped the lips of the serpent in the Garden! Of course it matters what you believe! There is Truth, and there is the...

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World Communion Sunday

Sunday, October 4th was World Communion Sunday, and during our 9:00 AM in-person (outside) service, we received Holy Communion, marking the annual “World Communion Sunday”. All over the world, Christians gathered around the table to receive the sacrament. A special offering is being taken for World Communion Sunday that goes...

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Tree to be Dedicated

This Sunday, September 20th, we will dedicate the newly planted tree in our front lawn in loving memory of Pat Stoaks, our wonderful sister and church office manager, who passed away two years ago. The tree is given in Pat’s memory by her sisters, Vickie Christensen and Karen Minnick. We...

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Help Fire Victims through UMCOR

The devastation from the fires raging in California, Oregon and Washington has been front page news. We’ve experienced the ashes and auburn skies even here in Fountain Valley! The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is our denominational disaster relief organization that provides help for those affected by such disasters....

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