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“And he said to me, ‘You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.’  But I said, ‘I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my cause is with the Lord, and my reward with my God.’  And now the Lord says, who formed me [...]

By |2020-01-15T15:18:11+00:00January 15th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments


“Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, ‘I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?’ But Jesus answered him, ‘Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfil all righteousness.’ Then [...]

By |2020-01-07T14:17:40+00:00January 7th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments


“And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.” (Matthew 2:12)  I’m intrigued by the final verse of the story of the “wise men.”  We of course tend to focus on the dream which kept them from revealing Jesus’ location to the evil [...]

By |2020-01-06T18:47:05+00:00January 6th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments


“Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.’ Then Joseph got up, took the [...]

By |2020-01-06T18:45:11+00:00January 6th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments


“When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf [...]

By |2019-12-11T13:59:27+00:00December 11th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments


“But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, ‘You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit worthy of repentance. Do not presume to say to yourselves, “We have Abraham as our ancestor”; for I tell you, God is able from these stones [...]

By |2019-12-04T19:18:47+00:00December 4th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Wake Up

“Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armour of [...]

By |2019-12-04T19:15:16+00:00December 4th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Deposit Rate Increase!

Participation Account Rate Increase We are pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2020, the United Methodist Development Fund will raise the interest rate paid on participation accounts to 2.0%.  Participation account funds are fully liquid and, unlike certificates of deposit (CD), are not locked in for a particular time period.  The church building loan [...]

By |2019-11-22T14:11:20+00:00November 22nd, 2019|United Methodist General News|0 Comments