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Pastor Mark’s eNote – Life Comes Together

  I like to think of church as the place where life comes together.  It’s the place where God’s truth and our lives meet, the place where Christ’s gracious Spirit meets us where we are.  We make our starts in the church-babies are baptized into the life of the church family and couples are married…

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Weekly Top Ten – July 13

HMUMC TOP TEN 1. July Canned Fruit Drive The Pantry Canned Fruit Drive In the summer months we are frequently unable to keep our pantry shelves adequately full – we need your help! During the month of July, we are focusing our efforts on canned fruit. Canned fruit and fruit cups are good snacks for…

A Pastoral Note, July 8, 2016

A Pastoral Note, July 8, 2016

  Sometimes it is when words are hardest to come by that we need them most. Today I find myself looking for words. I know I might not find the right ones, but I search nonetheless. The wounds of our divided culture are obvious. Baton Rouge and Minnesota were the latest deadly examples, and the…

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Pastor Mark’s eNote – Advanced Evangelism

  It’s an intimidating notion, isn’t it, this whole idea that we should be “witnesses,” that we should share our faith with neighbors, friends, co-workers?  But, really, when you stop and think about it, the entire evangelistic ministry of the church pretty much comes down to two words: Invite, Welcome.  Not exactly rocket science, is…

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Weekly Top Ten – July 6

HMUMC TOP TEN 1. July Canned Fruit Drive The Pantry Canned Fruit Drive In the summer months we are frequently unable to keep our pantry shelves adequately full – we need your help! During the month of July, we are focusing our efforts on canned fruit. Canned fruit and fruit cups are good snacks for…

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Pastor Mark’s eNote – Song of My Selfie

  Song of My Selfie “I celebrate myself, and sing myself, and what I assume you shall assume, for every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” #SelfSong Maybe it’s a good thing Walt Whitman didn’t have Twitter, or maybe the world would be the richer if he had. I don’t know. Maybe…

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Pastor Mark’s eNote – Counting Up, Counting Down: One

Counting Up, Counting Down: One Happy anniversary! For better and for worse, we have completed one year together as pastor and people. This time last year I was looking toward my first sermon here at Hamilton Mill. Now I can’t decide: Does that feel like yesterday or a decade ago? As I grow older my…