Our mission…

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The divers from various countries had a vital mission to rescue the soccer team and coach from being trapped by high water in the cave in Thailand.  They partnered together to give their all for the well-being of the boys.  All were safely rescued.  Thanks be to God! This week we’ll look at our mission and how we live our … Read More

Community…

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Where do we find community?  What does community look like?  How do we build community?  What difference does community make in our lives? The church is the Body of Christ with lots of diversity of gifts, talents, ages, backgrounds, ideas, and dreams.  Yet we are one as God’s beloved children in God’s loving community.  How do we build and live … Read More

Our Story, God’s Story…

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When and how did you first hear the story of Jesus?  From your parents?  In Sunday School?  Reading the Bible?  It’s a story that has become true for us because we have come to know Jesus and believe in him. Through our relationship with Christ, we learn of God’s love for us and God’s ongoing saving grace moving in us … Read More

Connecting…

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With Trinity folks traveling here and there, it is so vital for our community’s well-being to connect through prayer, technology, and in person when we can.  We’re grateful for people who pray regularly for our church and our prayer requests, who read our weekly Times,  who follow TUMC on Facebook, and who check out the sermon messages in the worship … Read More

New Life and Rest…

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Jesus often went into the wilderness for quiet, prayer, and just to be with God.  In a new place with new experiences, God offers rest and new perspective.   For a time of renewal with family, Lew and I are joining with my two sisters’ families for a Decker Family Reunion in FL.  We’ll have three generations ranging from ages 3 … Read More

Celebrate Father’s!

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This Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day.  Many of us have wonderful memories of our father’s love for us expressed in hugs, caring, teaching, listening, and just being with us.  Many though have difficult memories of fathers who were not loving and caused lots of pain and hurt. The wonderful news for each of us is that we have a God … Read More

Uniting Grace…

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Do we see a difference in our world in the last few years and decades?   Doesn’t the people around us seem to be more divided, more angry, and more hurtful than we remember?  What difference would it make for people who are United Methodists who really follow Christ to live their faith in the midst of the turmoil?  I believe … Read More

Dance of Trinity…

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Come and celebrate our namesake!  It’s Trinity Sunday!  We’ll explore the interplay of the divine community of God, Christ, and Holy Spirit.  This makes a vital difference for us because we’re invited to live in the community too for the sake of all of creation.

The Spirit Leads…

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Pentecost is often a day of remembering and celebrating what really was a dramatic transformation in the lives of the disciples and those around them.  The coming of Holy Spirit unleashed a movement of God’s grace that still flows today.  Are we open and ready for the coming of the Spirit in each of us and all of us together?  … Read More

Trust in Care…

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Last Sunday afternoon, Lew and I had a play date with our two youngest granddaughters, Arden (4) and Morgan (2).  We took them to the playground and then to Jason’s Deli for supper and an ice cream cone.  We were very cautious about not losing sight of them, holding hands in crossing the street, and buckling them into car seats.  … Read More