Category: CUMC Blogs

How to Spend the Season

How to Spend the Season

December 4, 2014 Maybe you ate too much.  If you did, you would be in the company of the majority of Americans.  As Todd and I drove to our family Thanksgiving, we listened to a radio personality offering the finer points of turkey preparation.  Not long after, we joined our fellow citizens participating in a […]

Cake for the Soul

Cake for the Soul

October 30, 2014 For this I will extol you, O Lord, among the nations, and sing praises to your name.       Psalm 18:49 It isn’t widely known, but many of our Halloween traditions come from the Church.  More precisely, they came about as a result of the Christian conversion of the Celtic people centuries ago.  The original […]

Small Group

Small Group

October 16, 2014 Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 We met on Wednesday mornings to discuss the scripture readings from the week before.  We had a video to watch and a lesson plan to follow, but we always found time to catch up, get […]

Baby

Baby

 October 9, 2014 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only […]

Doing Good

Doing Good

October 23, 2014 “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways  you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can.” Come on, John Wesley, ask us to do something hard! These words challenge us to make […]

Loving a Child

Loving a Child

October 2, 2014 People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them.  But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that […]

Water Balloons

Water Balloons

September 18, 2014 Here is what we did on Labor Day.  We took the kids to a local park, bringing with us a full box of various kinds of outdoor toys.  The point was to play with them all.  In the box were stomp rockets, bubble solution with wands of all kinds, balls, frisbees and […]

Grown Up

Grown Up

August 21, 2014 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. 1 Corinthians 13:11 We “grown ups” can get awfully boring.  I was taught this lesson not long ago as I […]

August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014

Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 1 Corinthians 1:20 The Christian faith is preposterous.  If we take a good look, we realize that Christians are called to believe and live some things that appear to […]