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Sunday November 13 – Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash: Where Is Your Power? Isaiah 40:27-31, Ephesians 3:14-21

What a week this has been. I’ve spent a great deal of time listening to and caring for people. I have encouraged people to sit in and feel their despair, anger, sadness, hopelessness, fear, and uncertainty. We must allow ourselves … Continue reading

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Laity Sunday October 16 2016

Doing Good For Others On Laity Sunday, George Fox describes in his testimony about doing good for others, how we are called to serve one another and walk humbly with God. His words came out strong and urgent as he … Continue reading

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Sunday September 18, Rev. Catherine Williams’ sermon “Pray Every Way You Know How.” 1 Timothy 2:1-7

In the huge pile of mail that greeted me upon my return from Trinidad a couple of weeks ago, was a letter from our Bishop, John Schol. Dear Catherine, it began, I understand you are preparing for next year’s full … Continue reading

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PUMC Circle of Friends Meeting September 13, 2016

The Circle of Friends held their monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m on Tuesday September 13 at the PUMC Fellowship Hall with twelve members present. Beth opened the meeting with a devotion and introduced the guest speaker. Susan Gange of PUMC gave … Continue reading

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Sunday July 17. Rev. Catherine Williams “Vacation Tweets: #this is the Life”

This is the Life! Now this is what I call living! How many of us can remember the last time we said or thought something like that? Can you give me a word or a phrase that describes a moment … Continue reading

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Sunday June 26. Resident Theologian Donald Brash “Tweeting the Message: Did we forget anything?”

This morning we begin a new series of sermons on the one-liners we may read on people’s Twitter messages, or TWEETs. Twitter is one of the cyberspace ways that people stay connected. The question before us as we proceed weekly … Continue reading

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Sunday, June 19. Rev. Catherine E. Williams “Lessons from the Toy Box: The Rocking Horse”

One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, ‘Which commandment is the first of all?’ Jesus answered, ‘The first is, “Hear, O Israel: the Lord … Continue reading

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Learn about Summer Music Camp Volunteering in Haiti

Two church members — Paul Manulik and Lindsay Diehl — are taking their musical talents and expertise to help an organization called Building Leaders Using Music Education (BLUME Haiti).  They will travel to Cape Haitian in Northern Haiti on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Sunday June 5. Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash Lessons from the Toy Box: “Legos – It All Begins with Connecting”

Pastor Jana started the sermon series “Lessons from the Toy Box” using the connection with the popular children’s toy LEGO and its interlocking bricks to illustrate our connectivity to God, to one another and to the world.  She based her text … Continue reading

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Youth Sunday May 22: Sermon Rebecca Koblin

“God is Leading us toward a Future with Hope” My life right now seems to be a series of questions. As I answer one 2 more pop up in its place. It all started with college. Where are you going … Continue reading

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