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February on the Rooftop Week 4

We are finishing the month talking about the story of the good Samaritan.  When faced with the decision to ignore an enemy or have compassion, the Samaritan set aside his differences and showed love. Our bottom line this week: Love others because they matter to God. Every person matters to God and we hope kids…

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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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February on the Rooftop Week 3

This week, we had a fun time recreating the story of Jesus feeding the 5000, one of his most amazing miracles.  Jesus was speaking to thousands of people when it became dinnertime.  Instead of sending them all away to fend for themselves, he turned five loaves of bread and two fish into a meal for…

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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…

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February on the Rooftop Week 2

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”  (1 John 4:10, NIV)  Our memory verse this month is all about how much God loves us.  On Sunday we studied a familiar story about Jesus calming a terrible storm when…

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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:…

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February on the Rooftop Week 1

  “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”  (1 John 4:10, NIV)  Our memory verse this month is all about how much God loves us.  The Bible is a love story between God and his creation.  He loves us…