United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women
At Christmas we have a variety of projects that assist agencies and people here and abroad.
We are a group of caring people who come together to celebrate God in His house. Being United Methodist it goes without saying that we love to sing and eat. We have programs to fit all ages and embrace those with special needs. As a church we are active in our local community providing a food pantry and a thrift shop. We would love to have you stop by, join us in worship and, hopefully, feel like this is your spiritual home. Our Pastor is Reverend Jeffrey L. Hooker and Minister of Music is Elissa L. Zahn.
A Message from the Pastor
Greetings Beloved Church Family & Friends,
Where does the time go? It’s hard to believe that we are already preparing for Christmas! As I gathered for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with my family, I was saddened to see that many employees at several stores were unable to do the same as they were required to be at work on Thanksgiving Day as “Black Friday” sales began a week before and even on Thanksgiving Day! Does our consumerism reflect the true spirit of Christmas?
What is more important, the gifts we exchange with one another or the gift of Jesus Christ? As we journey together this Advent season, we will celebrate “A Different Kind of Christmas” a Christmas focusing on the true meaning of Christmas, the gift we receive in Jesus. We will focus less on the “to-do lists” of the holidays and more on experiencing the miracle of Jesus. We will focus less on materialism and more on the alternative giving. We will focus less on overspending and over eating and more on the abundant joy we receive in the Wonderful Counselor.
Have the Christmas preparations become overwhelming? Well, this is the time to cut back, simply, and have a Christmas that focuses on the real reason of the season - Jesus! Consider “alternative gifts” for those on your gift-list this year. (The Mission, Outreach and Evangelism Committee has created an Alternative Giving brochure, so be sure to pick up a copy). Throughout Advent our worship and Bible Studies will focus on the following themes: expect a miracle, giving up on perfect, scandalous love, Jesus’ wish list, and traveling by a different road.
Join us as we celebrate the greatest gift of all - the child who is born for us, who is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace! With wishes for a joy-filled Christmas celebrating the birth of Christ!
In God's Service,
Reverend Jeffrey L. Hooker
Below are the latest sermons from Rev. Jeff. Please enjoy them.
December 30th, 2018 - Universal Glory
December 24th, 2018 - Welcoming the Goodness of God
December 16th, 2018 - Collide with a Promise Keeper
December 9th, 2018 - The Sound of a Promise Kept
December 2nd, 2018 - Sprouting Leaves
November 18th, 2018 - An Outrageous Gift
October 28th, 2018 - Eye of the Tiger
October 14th, 2018 - Finding Our Way
October 7th, 2018 - Tough Questions
September 16th, 2018 - Who Are You, Jesus
September 9th, 2018 - Miracles
August 12th, 2018 - Jesus: Liar, Legend, or Lord
August 5th, 2018 - I Am the Bread of Life
July 22nd, 2018 - Household of God
July 15th, 2018 - True Identity
July 8th, 2018 - Shake It Off
July 1st, 2018 - What Would You Do?
June 3rd, 2018 - Vintage Jesus
May 20th, 2018 - Fall Fresh On Me
April 29th, 2018 - True Vine
April 22nd, 2018 - Lead Me
April 15th, 2018 - Looking Around
April 8th, 2018 - False Positives
April 1st, 2018 - Time for New Life