Monthly Archives: September 2015

September FOCUS Newsletter

Pastor’s Page… Our strategic goals for First United Methodist Church over the next 5 years is to GROW SPIRITUALLY and INCREASE ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT. Two ideas from the retreat were put into place very quickly….to read more from the newsletter click here.

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August 2015 FOCUS Newsletter

NEW MINISTRIES! COMING SOON… Legal Clinic, a ministry of First UMC. Starting on August 9, 2015, our church will be hosting a free legal clinic for those who need information, advice and referrals for immigration, domestic violence, adoption, human trafficking,

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July 2015 FOCUS Newsletter

The FOCUS newsletter for July 2015 was not published.

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June 2015 FOCUS Newsletter

Pastor’s Page…This is an excited season of the year for the graduates who graduated from schools. Parents, families, friends, relatives and community gathered together to celebrate the achievement of the graduates from different schools. The amazing gesture I noticed in each graduates during the lei presentation from family and friends,

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May 2015 FOCUS Newsletter

Vision Retreat…For 13 hours, we listened, shared, worked, dreamed, explored, hoped, and prayed. For two days we ate together, worshiped together, and sang together. On Friday night and all day Saturday, we got to know one another’s stories, learned what

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April 2015 FOCUS Newsletter

Pastor’s Page…We are in the midst of our Lenten journey and this month we allow ourselves “to observe the Holy Lent through repentance and self awareness.” If we study and meditate daily, we will have the love of God with us through Jesus Christ, and

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March 2015 FOCUS Newsletter

Special Church Conference We will be having a special church conference on Sunday, March 15 at 11:30a.m., between the two services, to vote on our candidates for ministry. We are fortunate to have several candidates who have felt the call

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February 2015 FOCUS Newsletter

Pastor’s Page…This year’s Britt Lectures are a real treat.  The guest speaker has led an unusual and phenomenal life these past 4 years.  Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith gave up a life of security for a life of simplicity, serving those

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January 2015 FOCUS Newsletter

2015 Britt Lectures Reverend Lorenza Andrade Smith, a United Methodist minister who has taken a vow of poverty and spent the past 4 years living with the poor and marginalized around the world, will be the featured speaker at the

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December 2014 FOCUS Newsletter

Pastor’s Pen… Advent is upon us.  A time to remember the coming of the Christ child.  A time to prepare and watch.  But it is hard to get into the holiday spirit, when there is so much bad news in

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