From the Pastor’s Desk – August 2018

From the Pastor’s Desk…     How do we speak with a prophetic voice without breaking relationships? How can the Christian be authentically Christian in a multicultural society without bullying (or be bullied)? What is the response of those who are called to turn the other cheek and to love the enemy when the enemy is […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk – July 2018

From the Pastor’s Desk… If you have ever moved before, you know how difficult it is. Naturally, packing all of your stuff and taking it to another place is physically demanding. Emotionally it is even harder.  Not only does one have to say good-bye to friends, one also says good-bye to familiarity. Our family has […]

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Focus: Final Words – June 2018

Focus: Final Words My family and I thank God for our new appointment to 1st UMC, Nashville, Arkansas and Bingen United Methodist Church effective July 1. Our last Sunday in Sheridan with you will be June 10th.  Former minister Rev. Don Nolley will preach June 17, and June 24 will be Vacation Bible School Sunday […]

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Focus: “Go and Tell.” – April 2018

Our cup has been overflowing in worship during Holy Week beginning with Palm Sunday and continuing with the Last Supper Reenactment directed by Summer Scott and our Good Friday service,  “Last Seven Words of Jesus from the Cross.” Our thanks to our Chancel Choir and musicians Julia Stinson and Dana Teel for their outstanding contributions. […]

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Focus: The Most Important Room?

What’s the most important room in our church facility? The sanctuary comes to mind first, of course, where we worship our Savior Jesus and sing praises to the glory of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, of course.  Others make a case that the Grand Hall is the most important room because of the importance of […]

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Focus: Be an Andrew!

In my 33 years as a minister of the Gospel I’ve discovered there is no higher privilege and no higher joy than helping someone find out about Jesus Christ.     We’re told in John 1:41, “And he (Andrew) brought Simon Peter to Jesus.”  We don’t hear much more about Andrew except that he was always […]

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