Category Archives: Sermon

Recommended Reading: Gregg Louis Taylor

Meet Gregg Louis Taylor, author of Here, Now, with You, subtitled ‘Six Movements of Compassion for Life and Leadership.‘ Taylor’s book is described by the publisher, Abingdon Press. Grounded in the real-life context of experience and the encouragement of relatable … Continue reading

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Kevin Carroll: Belong to Yourself!

Meet Kevin Carroll, At a TEDx event, he preaches how play is important.  Pastors Jenny and Ginny read his book, A Kid’s Book About Belonging, on June 28 during Children’s Time. Here, Kevin reads the book.  His message: Belong to yourself! Find … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Braving the Wilderness

On Communion Sunday, June 7, 2020, Pastor Jenny Smith Walz preached the second sermon titled “Move-In,” based on John 1: 1-18, in the “Longing to Belong” Worship series. As her message was about belonging, for this week’s reading she recommended: … Continue reading

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‘The Day When God Made Church’

For Pentecost Sunday, Pastor Jenny Smith Walz read “The Day When God Made Church” at children’s time. Paraclete Press, the publisher, describes — “Children will learn the story of Pentecost: the sights, sounds, and events of that miraculous day described … Continue reading

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Telling the Story: Narrative Identity

In the wrap up week of the Telling the Story sermon series, Pastor Jenny Smith Walz explains that Paul’s letter to the Philippians  reveals that telling a story about God helps define our Narrative Identity. Narrative Identity has three parts … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Beasts

In “Taking the Walk” sermon series on May 24, 2020, Pastor Jenny Smith Walz preached on “Stories We Tell.”  Her sermon was based on Philippians 1: 12-21. At Children’s Time, she read part of  A Tale of Two Beasts by … Continue reading

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Sermon ‘Talking The Walk: The Hero’

1st scripture – 1Peter 2: 9-10 – Peter saluting God’s chosen people 2nd scripture – Acts 1:1-11 – The promise of the Holy Spirit and the Ascension of Jesus   In her sermon on Sunday, April 26, 2020, Rev. Jenny Smith … Continue reading

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April 19, 2020: “Tell a story…”

(This post is ‘in progress,’ more details to be added and it will be posted on Facebook, where you can leave comments.) In her April 19 sermon, which begins at minute 33 on the Facebook video, Pastor Jenny Smith Walz, … Continue reading

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When God Made Light –

For the children’s message on April 19, 2020, Pastor Jenny Smith Walz introduced this book, When God Made Light. by Matthew Paul Turner, illustrated by David Catrow. One of the scripture stories for the first Sunday after Easter was from … Continue reading

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From Pastor Jenny, April 2, 2020

Greetings Beloved PUMC Community! “It shall be a jubilee for you: you shall return, every one of you, to your property and every one of you to your family.”  ~Leviticus 25:10b (We wrap up our Poverty: Pilgrimage of Pain and … Continue reading

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