Monthly Archives: May 2016

General Conference Review

First Church, As many of you know, I had the opportunity to serve as a delegate to our United Methodist General Conference where many significant decisions were made regarding a variety of issues. I am guessing that you only heard about one primary topic in particular, which was the issue of human sexuality.  In truth,…

A Time To Celebrate

First Church, God has given us much to celebrate here at First Church.  We praise God for the lives being transformed in the love of Jesus Christ.  One of those lives that God has transformed over the years is our very own Pastor Janet.  Pastor Janet can share with you how God has been at…

General Conference 2016

First Church, As some of you may know I had the privilege of being elected to go to the United Methodist General Conference this year in Portland, Oregon.  This General Conference is currently going on.  In fact, we are right in the middle of it.  Because of this I am not with you this week….

Gospel Advancement

  Last week, my wife Elizabeth and I had the opportunity to go the Exponential conference in Orlando, Fl. Thousands of church planters gather each year from around the world to dive deeper into what God might have in store for them by delivering the word to new places.  I’ll admit my first year attending…

Children’s Ministry Spotlight—VBS 2016!

I am grateful to Angie Tobias, our children’s ministry director, for offering the following for this week’s pastor page. In Christ, Pastor Matt Have you ever asked the question – why?  In Children’s Ministry, we are asked a lot of questions by kids:  questions to seek further knowledge, questions of pure curiosity and questions of…