From the Pastor: Cards for Cops a Great Success – November 2017

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Cards for Cops – Great Success! A big thanks to all those within the church and community who donated 90 gift cards, totalling a value of $2,250, to the local police departments of Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek, and Corinth. A special ceremony was observed on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Lake Cities UMC during the morning worship hour. Service members … Read More

From the Pastor: October 12, 2017

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Is There an Answer to Today’s Violence? From the Pastor, This article is in response to the tragic event which recently took place in Las Vegas. It is not intended to be political commentary, but rather a writing to challenge all of us as a church family to be in response to the events of the day. Too often the … Read More

From the Pastor: August 23, 2017

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Processional Cross Now a Part of the Church Service Have you noticed a new addition to the church service? Following the tradition of the church’s Anglican roots, many United Methodist congregations have brought back the practice of utilizing a processional cross upon entering and exiting the sanctuary for the worship hour. The cross represents the presence of Christ, much like … Read More

From the Pastor: August 15, 2017

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The analogy that “war is hell” is completely true. Hell is a severance from God’s presence and purpose. War, therefore, means that this type of activity is completely opposite of what God would want of God’s children.

From the Pastor: August 3, 2017

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Divisiveness and Hatred Have No Place in God’s World Never have I heard so much about politics as I have heard recently. Indeed we live in a nation that is currently battling a “civil war” with each other. Families and neighbors are finding themselves divided over a variety of issues. A state of frustration is building within our nation at … Read More

From the Pastor’s Desk: May 24, 2017

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There is an interesting series being shown on a local news program regarding the subject of fake news. According to an informal test that the station conducted, even those mature enough to normally distinguish fake new from fact-based information were fooled 25% of the time.

Now It’s Our Turn: April 27, 2017

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The United Methodist Church has been debating the issue of homosexuality and gay marriage for decades. One side of the church believes that homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian teachings” (as noted in the Book of Discipline) and that gay marriage is forbidden, while the other side takes the opposing position. As can be imagined, arguments are passionate on both sides … Read More

From the Pastor’s Desk: March 29, 2017

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Looking Out for Each Other As brothers and sisters in Christ, it is important that we all look out for each other and take care of one another, particularly to those who are elderly or vulnerable in other ways. There are people in the world that are eager to take advantage of those who are not alert. As St. Paul noted in … Read More