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Pastor Mark’s eNote – A Season of Turning

       A new season is upon us—Lent—those forty days (excluding Sundays) that carry us to Easter. It began with our Ash Wednesday service, when many of us turned aside from our routines and gathered for a unique time of worship. This new season is a new start. Take a breath and a look…

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Pastor Mark’s eNote – There is Here

       So, is life about the destination or the journey? And the right answer, of course, is yes. Or maybe the answer depends upon our perspective. The parent in the front seat can argue valiantly that “getting there is half the fun,” but the five-year-old in the back isn’t buying it. Some folks…

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Pastor Mark’s eNote – Remembering What You Don’t

       Maybe you saw the mention on Facebook. Yesterday, February 15, was the second anniversary of the groundbreaking service for our new worship center. Maybe you were there. Maybe you remember.      I wasn’t there. But still I remember. Like it was yesterday.      For that matter, I remember when some…

Every Number Tells a Story

Pastor Mark’s eNote – Every Number Tells a Story

       We Methodists, being methodical, keep up with numbers.  Every year we look at membership, attendance, spending, and lots of other numbers, too.  I know that numbers are hardly exciting, and numbers are certainly not the only way to measure effective ministry, but as I’ve looked over numbers from 2016, I’ve noticed something:…