Pastor Dave’s eNote – Spirit

I want thank so many of you, for your kind words and expressions of love and gratitude, for the 20 years of ministry I was blessed to have at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church. On behalf of our whole family, thank you for all you have done, to pray for us, encourage us and provide…

Pastor Dave’s eNote – The Simplest of Gifts

“Listen, dear friends: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised to those who love him?” James 2:5 Sometimes, I wonder what it would be like to have nothing. Think about it, not one piece of clothing, not…

Pastor Dave’s eNote – Music to My Ears!

I am happy to announce some of the recent changes in our ministry strategy. First, Jessica Taylor has been moved from interim to permanent status. She will assume the duties of Worship Arts Coordinator. Jessica will assist the music and pastoral staff in planning, support and carrying out the logistical functions of worship. She comes with a…

Pastor Dave’s eNote: Fit-ness

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” CS Lewis.   French theologian and philosopher Paul Ricoeur was born in Valence, Drome, France to a Protestant family. At that time, France was predominantly Roman Catholic, which made him…

A Different Kind of Christmas

A few weeks ago, I was pulling out of my subdivision, when I noticed two women standing next to their car. I pulled over and noticed they had a flat tire. God prompted me to help. I quickly learned they barely spoke English. It was obvious the driver had shredded the tire on a curb. Upon opening the…

Are You the Turtle?

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son…” – Romans 8:28-29   Last Sunday, on my way home from church I passed…

We’re all on a journey by Pastor Jonathan

Earlier this week I completed an item on my lifetime bucket list. I went to the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Georgia. Fairs are one of the things I love about fall, and since I happened to be south of the gnat line, I figured I should take advantage of the opportunity. As I got…

Pastor Dave’s eNote – Do You Want to Get Well?

“One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”  John 5:5-6   I have never been hypnotized, at least not professionally! Most of us haven’t, although…

Bearings

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13 Summer is over but the warmth continues. What a great summer we had here at Hamilton Mill UMC! Vacation Bible School was one of the best ever. What stood out in my mind,…