Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible. -Hebrews 11:1-3
In a world that clamors for us to do and be more and more, community - one rooted in values like love, faith, service, compassion and justice - offers an anchor and a place to bloom and grow.
That's what we seek to be - a place to belong, to become, to believe. Together we seek to grow first as people who are changed by a relationship with God, finding faith in things we hope for and cannot see. Then we seek to become disciples of Jesus Christ who share light and love in the world. We worship together, serve together, learn together, pray together. We also laugh together, share life and eat together (like good Methodists do).
Take a look around. Join us for worship on Sunday morning. Come as you are. God receives you just as you are and so will we.
Beloved members and friends and family of Faith,
Beloved, it is good to gather in ways that we are able right now. This is the day that the Lord has made! While Faith UMC’s building is closed during the COVID 19 outbreak, we will be gathering to worship, study, and meet online.
Join us for Worship at 10:00am* this Sunday
We are in the midst of a yearlong sermon and study series based on the book, We Make the Road by Walking by Brian D. McLaren. The subtitle is long, but descriptive: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation and Activation.
I love the way Brian McLaren’s work is rooted in practice – that hearkens back to our Wesleyan roots. Ours is not a faith rooted solely in doctrine – ours is a faith rooted in how we live scripturally in the here and now, how we are transformed by the very actions we engage in each and every day.
* The service streaming begins at 9:55am with announcements
Lent Prayer Walk
You are invited, and even encouraged, to spend some time on the church grounds during Lent (and beyond), taking time to stop, reflect and pray. You might go on your prayer walk alone or with one or two others. While we may not be able to physically gather during the covid-19 pandemic, a walk around our church may also help you to remember and reconnect with our larger church community.