Archive for October, 2017

Family Activities for All Saints – the Day after Halloween

Recently, a child asked me what color Halloween was on our church calendar. Halloween falls during the “green and growing season,”  called ordinary time, of the church year. While many of us don’t think of Halloween being a church thing, “All Hallows Eve” is the night before All Saints Day. Our United Methodist Understanding of […]

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Edevotional October 25

We celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this Sunday, the 29th of October. We remember the movement of the Holy Spirit in the heart and mind of Martin Luther. On All Saints Eve in 1517, Martin Luther nailed his “95 Theses” calling for the reform of the church to the Castle Church door in […]

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Faith at Home: October 22, 2017

The following are 5-10 minute discussions and conversations relating to yesterday’s faith formation classes. If you find one of these particularly helpful, please send me an email to let me know. I’m always in search of the most relevant, inspiring, home activities that matter. — Christine Hides, Director of Ministries with Children and Youth PreK-2nd […]

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The Quadrilateral & October 15th Discussion Starters

Yesterday I had several conversations with people of different ages about what God is like.  Throughout time, people have wondered who God is and what kind of relationship we humans can have with God. Methodists often talk about “the quadrilateral” as a tool for examining what we know and believe. The four parts of the […]

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October 18 Edevotional

“The Lord is near. Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers, along with giving thanks. Then the peace of God that exceeds all understanding will keep your hearts and minds safe in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:5 – 7 Breathe. Breathe deeply. I just came out […]

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October 11 Edevotional

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” Exodus 20:2   We read the Ten Commandments in worship this past Sunday. We’ve been following our ancestors through the wilderness, where they asked Moses to intervene with God to make a set […]

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Faith Formation has Begun! Notes from October 8th

Sunday mornings at NUMC are about community, worship, and growing in our faith. We hope that families will practice faith throughout the week. Here are some ways to continue these important, faith-forming conversations at home: PreK-2nd Grades – The Ten Best Ways: Yesterday we heard the story of the 10 Best Ways to Live (or […]

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October 4 Edevotional

“Is the Lord among us, or not?” Exodus 17:7b Certainly, I have asked this question and have heard others ask this question, especially of late. When all that comprises a safety net, an assurance of care and compassion, a structure, an organization to our society and community is being broken down, then, I question, “Is […]

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Faith Formation Begins October 8

September all ages worship has been wonder-filled! I have enjoyed sitting with the children up front during worship. This past Sunday many of them sang along to the hymn, “hush, hush hallelujah hallelujah.” They used wooden figures to tell the story as the Exodus 17 passage, water from a rock was read. They truly are […]

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