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Study of Mark – Recap for Session 8 Now Available!

Click here to see a recap of the June 26th session (#8 – Jesus’s Farewell – Prelude to Betrayal) of the Study of Mark. Recap of Session 8. Read More »

Bible Study – Gospel of Mark Currently Underway

The Gospel of Mark is the shortest of the four Gospels.  It was also probably the first to be written – around 70 A.D.  Join us for a ten session study as we explore Mark’s story of Jesus’s ministry and mission – how this man of Galilee brought God’s Good News to the world. Read More »

2017 Lenten Study – Recap

For 6 weeks beginning March 6th, a group of 15 men and women studied The Apostles’ Creed. Creed, from the Latin word Credo, means “I believe”.  The most essential Christian beliefs are contained in this ancient Creed.  We learned that our beliefs shape who we are and how we relate to our fellow human beings:  not only do we need a church, but the church needs us! Read More »

April’s Featured Recipe

Herbed Baked Leg of Lamb. This traditional recipe comes from the United Methodist Women’s “Heavenly Recipes” cookbook – perfect for a family get-together. Read More »

2017 Lenten Study Begins March 6

  In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”   A six-week study of Adam Hamilton’s “Creed:  What Christians Believe and Why” will begin Monday, March 6th at 7:00pm in the Agape Classroom (Worship Activity Center). Adam Hamilton takes on the Apostles’ Creed, exploring not only WHAT Christians believe, but WHY they believe it, and why it matters. Read More »

Esther Recap

  We just finished a great four-week study of the Greek version of the Book of Esther from the Apocrypha.  As you may or may not know, there is no mention of God in the more familiar Old Testament version of the book.  The Greek version, however, emphasizes how Esther and Mordecai found strength in their dependence on God.  We found striking parallels of the Esther story of a plot to exterminate Jews in ancient times and the modern day Holocaust. Read More »

February’s Featured Recipe

February’s Featured Recipe is “Easy Double Cheesy Chicken”. Easy – and good!   What could be better!  Try this – and other recipes from the United Methodist Women’s collection.  Enjoy! Read More »

January’s Featured Recipe

January’s Featured Recipe is “Seven Layer Casserole”, from the Northgate United Methodist Women’s Heavenly Recipe collection. It’s a great entrée for the cold weather!  It’s not too late to get your copy of the UMW cookbook – see any UMW member for more information! Read More »

Four Week Study of Esther Begins January 16

The Book of Esther is the story of a young orphaned Jewish woman living in exile in Persia under the protection of her uncle, Mordecai.  Esther worked her way into court and ultimately married Persian King Ahasuerus.  Those familiar with the Book of Esther may recall that it never mentions “God” – quite unusual for a book in the Hebrew Bible.  The Greek apocryphal version of Esther adds several sections that give the story a more explicitly religious character. Read More »

A Few Thoughts on the Good Samaritan

The story of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37 is one of the most beloved stories in the Bible.  The characters are familiar:  the traveler, the robbers, the priest, the Levite – and finally, our hero – the Samaritan.  We know the plot, too – man robbed; man ignored by priest and Levite; man helped by Samaritan.  But that’s the “Who” of the story.  What can we learn from the Samaritan’s actual response? Read More »

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.