The Sunday immediately preceding Easter Sunday, Palm Sunday commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and begins the series of observances focusing on the events of Holy Week.
Sunday April 7 Fifth Sunday of Lent Speak Out: Moral Courage Scripture: Matthew 7: 24-29 Rev. Abe Smith, preaching
Sunday March 31 Fourth Sunday of Lent Cool Off: Self-Discipline Scripture: Proverbs 12:1, 17:27, 25:28 Rev. Todd Harris, preaching
Sunday March 24 Third Sunday of Lent Listen Up: Compassion Scripture: 1 Kings 3: 5-28 Rev. Jessica Wright, preaching
sunday March 17 Second Sunday of Lent T3:: The Awestruck Attitude Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6, Proverbs 29:25 Rev. Todd Harris, preaching
sunday March 10 First Sunday of Lent Scripture: Proverbs 3:13-18; 4:10-14, 18; John 14:1-7 Rev. Dr. Alyce McKenzie, preaching
We welcome you to worship with us on Sunday, March 3, as Rev. Todd Harris shares his reflections on 1 Corinthians 12 in a sermon titled, “The Body of Christ.” In his message, he will affirm that everyone is a beloved child of God. No exceptions. We will celebrate Holy Communion where all of God’s children are welcome to the table. No exceptions! We will also reaffirm our commitment to FUMC Allen’s vision and our commitment to reaching our mission…
When a marriage has a shared sense of meaning, conflict is much less intense and perpetual problems are less likely to lead to gridlock.
Be completely humble and gentle; Be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.
According to John Gottman, gridlock occurs when a conflict makes one feel rejected by one’s partner. They keep talking about it but make no headway, become entrenched in their positions and are unwilling to budge.
A love map is that part of one’s brain where one stores all the relevant information about one’s spouse’s life, such as their worries, hopes, and goals in life; their history; and the facts and feelings of their world.
When life is at its hardest, it is so easy to go back to our old ways. It’s easy to go back to life before Jesus with old habits, before our baptism and not living in light of God’s love, to return to the life before a changed heart. Life can be altogether different as we follow Jesus, but life is going to test us. When it tests us we either withdraw, shut-down, stand-up. It becomes an opportunity for more…