Lake Cities Blog

Pastor's Blog

Hello! I am R.P. Lawson and Welcome to my blog! I pray that in these articles, you will experience the love and peace and joy that comes from following Jesus! I would love connect with you. Feel free to email me at pastor@lakecitiesumc.org.

  • Stop, Think, Connect – Tips for Online Use in 2017

    Stop and Think Before Connecting The use of social media outlets continues to be a personal interest of mine with regards to etiquette and safety. Noted below is yet another article that I hope is useful for those who “surf the net.” In today’s world, one’s privacy is less likely to be protected. The more that people know about you the more likely that others will want to “label” you or comprise your integrity. While my intent is not to scare [...] Read More »

  • From the Pastor’s Desk: February 7, 2017

    Social networking sites are a great way to exchange views on a variety of subjects ranging from sports to politics to religion to the latest technology. As you can imagine, people sometimes engage in spirited debates on these and many other issues. Passions often run high when it comes to political or religious views. A couple of suggestions come to mind when sharing personal views on the internet. Read More »

  • From the Pastor’s Desk: February 6, 2017

    The article noted below comments on an issue that has divided our country along political lines. Whether in agreement or not, The United Methodist Church has a position on the issue of immigration that needs to be read by its members. Read More »

  • Update on Rev. John Peel: February 6, 2017

    Pastor John, who serves as the church’s Pastor Emeritus, has been temporarily appointed to Blue Mound United Methodist Church, located just north of Denton. Pastor John is filling a pastoral vacancy. He will serve the church until Annual Conference (June 2017) when new appointments will be assigned by Bishop McKee. Read More »

  • From the Pastor’s Desk: January 19, 2017

    As noted during our time of celebration, our church paid 100% of its apportionments. This was an amazing feat! Read More »

  • From the Pastor’s Desk: January 24, 2017

    Good Advice Regarding Social Media and Fake News I recently came across this article that I think is good information for all of us to heed. This comes from ConnectSafely.org. Pastor Rene’ In light of all the information that is going on in the world today, regarding just about every subject imaginable, it is time that all Christians examine what it means to be responsible users of social media sources. Today’s topic: Fake News. Fake news is an issue that should raise [...] Read More »

  • From the Pastor’s Desk: January 12, 2017

    I can’t keep the excitement in me any longer! Our church achieved an incredible feat this past week. We surpassed our goal for the $80,000 in 8 Weeks Campaign! This was a huge accomplishment for our church. Our church has suffered a number of losses this past year which has affected our number of donors. Yet despite the decline of our attendance, our members stepped up and faithfully supported the church. This act of grace demonstrates to me that our [...] Read More »

  • ‘Sweet’ Celebration: January 15, 2017

    You are invited to be a part of the celebration! “A desire realized is sweet to the soul …” (Proverbs 13:19) Success is sweet! Come to church this Sunday, January 15, 2017, to hear the Good News in regards to the 80 in 8 Campaign. As a part of the celebration and as a way to express the church’s thankfulness, all attendees will receive a special “sweet” surprise upon entering the church. A reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall between services [...] Read More »

  • ‘Eighty in Eight’ Campaign

    Dear Members and Friends, I trust that everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. The church’s Christmas services were inspirational and meaningful. Next comes the New Year’s celebration. It is hoped that 2017 will usher in new and exciting opportunities and experiences for everyone. I want to share with everyone that the church received a very nice Christmas offering over the holidays. As of this week (December 26), the church has raised a little over $67,000, in order to meet its 80 [...] Read More »

  • How We Can Respond to the Historic Floods in Louisiana: August 2016

    Note: The letter below is from NTC Bishop Michael McKee regarding the recent catastrophic flooding in Louisiana. August 19, 2016 Greetings to the United Methodists of North Texas, News accounts, pictures, and videos of the flooding in Louisiana show the devastation tens of thousands of people have experienced. United Methodists in Louisiana are responding to this crisis affecting their neighbors. Many of you have asked what you can do. I invite you to make a gift through your local [...] Read More »

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1 John 4:16

So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.