Posts from 2016

Posts from 2016

Visions and Voices

This week we celebrate worship on New Year’s Day and an opportunity for conversation within our congregation. While Pastor Bob is away, we will be led through our scripture and three questions to help us grow in our faith. Scripture Matthew 2:1-12 1After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem. 2They asked, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We’ve seen his star…

God Bless Us – Every One!

This week we celebrate the birth of the infant Jesus!! We get to hear the familiar story – hopefully with new and eager ears – about journeys and angels and shepherds and distant travelers. We also come to the end of our sermon series based on Matthew Rawle’s book, The Redemption of Scrooge. Don’t miss our Christmas Eve worship services at 5pm, 7pm, and 11pm. Our 5pm service will be especially family friendly and will include the familiar Christmas story told in a fun…

The Greatest Gift

On this third Sunday in Advent, whose are the voices in our world that are devalued? What wisdom do we miss?


Will you forgive me if I feel a bit discouraged as we look toward the Christmas season? Will you forgive me if I don’t have quite the energy and excitement that I think maybe I should? This year, I’m not feeling that way. But maybe there’s hope…

Beach Breeze – December 2016

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The Voice of the Prophets

from Adam Marshall, ministry candidate & PB UMC member The Advent season is one of the only times in the Liturgical year when we reliably hear words from the Prophets of the Old Testament. Most often, they are words that speak of a coming Messiah. There are other messages in the prophets that are less commonly heard — sometimes referred to as a “prophetic voice.” Prophetic messages like this are, by their very nature, culturally subversive. Jesus himself is known…