September 26, 2014
Our Church Council would like us all to read together Adam Hamilton’s book, Making Sense of the Bible.
Adam is the pastor of Church of the Resurrection, the largest United Methodist church in the United States. The book invites honest conversation about the Bible, with the goal of helping people rediscover its power to shape our lives and deepen our relationship with God.
Pastor David will preach two sermons in November based on some of the themes of the book. We hope that it will be widely discussed in the church.
We will take orders for the book beginning October 12 and plan to have books available by October 26.
“Acting as friend and guide to those who seek to read the Bible intelligently and with spiritual insight, Hamilton walks readers through the pitfalls of fundamentalism and dry scholarship, opening up both the Bible’s profound humanity and its wisdom for living.” (Diana Butler Bass, author of Christianity for the Rest of Us)
September 12, 2014
First UMC offers family-friendly meals on Wednesday nights during the school year. Everyone is welcome to share in these meals, served from 5:45 to 6:30 pm. Whether you are here for church events, music lessons, or just for dinner, you are welcome! Want to help this important ministry? Sign up in the church office to coordinate a meal, help with prep, serve and/or clean up. Any amount of your time and talent is appreciated!
September 12, 2014
Richard Carlson’s delightful book The Adventures of Chipper, the Dog of Dogdom is now available in hardcover, softcover, and all varieties of e-book online.
The book, about a dog’s adventures with a little girl not so coincidentally named Mary Anne, is ideal for eager elementary readers of “chapter books,” who will be tickled by the talented Chipper. Story themes involve the varied challenges of adolescence that will hit the mark with tweens and middle school readers. Search “chipper dogdom” for a sample in Google books, and you’ll see why it’s received 5-star reviews.
Cover art is by Ann Gumpper.