Category Archives: Pastor’s Blog

Welcome Our New Pastor – Rev. Dr. Jerry Chism

7/16 UPDATE: Dr Chism’s first Sunday will be August 6th. This will be a combined worship service at 10:30am in the FLC with a Potluck welcome luncheon and gift card “pounding” to follow. 5/1 UPDATE: Dr Chism will be visiting … Continue reading

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“Advent: A Holy and Sacred Beginning”

As Christians, we began the new year yesterday with the first Sunday of Advent. It is a bold and declarative statement to the world that being a follower of Christ means that we live our lives rooted in the work … Continue reading

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What’s Next?

On Wednesday evening, June 1, our church body gathered together in the sanctuary for a church conference. Led by our District Superintendent, Dr. Clifton Howard, we voted regarding the 5 prescriptions offered to us by the Healthy Church Initiative Consultant … Continue reading

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Following God’s Lead

This coming Sunday, May 22 during the 11:00 am worship we will be honoring our seniors. This is a high and holy time in the life of the church. Many of these students have grown up in this congregation. Many … Continue reading

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Healthy Church Initiative Weekend

Four years ago our church entered into a partnership with the Healthy Church Initiative of the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Since that time we have been doing a self-study: we have conducted interviews with community leaders, … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Frederick Buechner says, “When somebody you’ve wronged forgives you, you’re spared the dull and self-diminishing throb of a guilty conscience. When you forgive somebody who has wronged you, you’re spared the dismal corrosion of bitterness and wounded pride. For both … Continue reading

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Holy, Obedient Living

On May 24, 1738, John Wesley, the founder of the United Methodist Church made this entry in his private journal, “In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther’s Preface to … Continue reading

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What Now?

I just had a friend send me a video from her former pastor’s Easter sermon which was titled, “What Now?” That seems to me a curious question and one worth asking on the heels of the great Easter celebration. What … Continue reading

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Commitment Sunday – 2015

Renewing our commitment to Christ through our baptismal vows and financial pledging.                

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Great Leading Begins With Devoted Following!

There is a great deal of literature out there in our culture regarding leadership. It seems there are quite a few opinions concerning what goes into making a good leader. We are a culture that invests much in the whole … Continue reading

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