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…
Just as Jesus changed the water into wine, so He changes our heart. When our heart is changed we no longer see as others see but as God sees. We love as God loves. Nurture our process of salvation. Discipleship Pathway Emphasis: Nurturing Sunday January 20 2019 John 2: 1-11 Rev. Todd Harris
What if we truly lived our lives knowing that we are a beloved child of God? On this Sunday, we’ll remember our baptism and know we are loved, knowomg we don’t have to live by the world’s standards. We’ll discover the possibilities in our baptism by saying yes to life. Discipleship Pathway Emphasis: Inviting Luke 3: 15-17 Sunday January 13 2019 Rev Todd Harris
It occurs to me that life can be altogether different when we meet Jesus again and again. And while we’ve had just one baptism we will experience many conversions. Just like the Magi meet Jesus, we meet Jesus again and again. Discipleship Pathway Emphasis: Worshiping Sunday January 6 2019 Matthew 2: 1-12 Rev Dr Abe Smith
Sunday December 30 2018 John 1: 1-5 Rev. Jessica Wright, preaching