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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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September 27 Edevotional

Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, ‘Draw near to the Lord, for he has heard your complaining.’“ 10And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the Israelites, they looked toward the wilderness, and the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. 11The Lord spoke to Moses and said, 12“I […]

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September 20 Edevotional

“They said to Moses, ‘Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness?’”  Exodus 14:11           The desert, the wilderness, plays a huge part in the stories from our Scriptures and in the history of people of faith.  In the […]

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September 13 Edevotional

“Consider the birds of the air; they neither sow or reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father and Mother feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Matthew 6:26 It seems there will always be those who “prophesy” that the natural disasters and destruction in our world are the result […]

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September 6 E-devotional

Burning bush The bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed.         Moses said, “I must turn aside and look at this great sight,          and see why the bush is not burned up.”                   —Exodus 3.2It is possible to see the wonder and not turn aside,both the bush and the flame enduring,beauty and pain together,divine glory and suffering,the young man […]

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