Strong Volunteers Needed at BCIS – 1 Day Only!

On Wednesday, September 23rd, a truck will be arriving at BCIS at 3:30 pm with pallets of donated food which is being given by the B’Nai Tzedek Temple Congregation.  BCIS NEEDS YOUR HELP!!  Please let BCIS know if you can be there to help them unload and stock their shelves?  Their phone...

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Beth Moore Ministry Event – Week 2

This Saturday, September 19th, is the follow-on simulcast by Beth Moore.  Beth Moore is a nationally known Bible teacher and author.  This year’s event theme is Audacious.  Thirty years in the making, Audacious is a deep dive into the message that has compelled Beth Moore to serve women around the globe. Glancing over...

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Making Connections

Evangelism is a scary word for some people.  Going door to door, talking to people about the 4 Spiritual Laws can be daunting. But evangelism doesn’t have to be like that. In fact, evangelism is really only effective when it flows naturally from who you authentically are. It starts with...

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Another Missionary Report From Julie Green

In July, I was asked to observe the Culture Meets Scripture Workshop in Papua New Guinea order to give the trainers feedback on the course.  Culturally defined significant events can be times of intense struggle for believers living  in non-Christian communities. This workshop works with church leaders to help them equip those they serve to resist pressures to...

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Report from Missionary Julie Green

In May Julie Green, a missionary FVUMC supports, had the privilege of being a part of a cross-cultural leadership development initiative.  The Asia Area leadership team hosted a coaching training workshop for Asia Area leaders.  The thinking is that leaders who use coaching skill in their leadership roles listen better and ask better questions and in turn, become...

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July Focus: Imagine No Malaria

During the month of July, we will be learning more about this important cause. The United Methodist Church has committed to helping to raise $75 million to eradicate malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. You can read all about the cause at http://imaginenomalaria.org/. Watch for more information in the Sunday bulletins, the...

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Entering Perilous Times

The signs are clear. The times are changing, and not necessarily for the better from the prospective of faithful Christians trying to live out the principles of Scripture. We need to prepare ourselves for a future which will be decidedly unfriendly to Christianity and the Church. For a long time,...

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Changing Our Paradigm

A couple of weeks ago I preached a sermon titled “Revival or Survival” in which I shared what I believe to be a critical change churches will need to make in order to serve God faithfully into the future. In fact, I said that if churches don’t make this change,...

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