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Pastors’ Writings (Newsletter & Other)

Take this Prayer and . . . Use It!

  Tower Chimes – July 2024 Have you ever wondered why the prospect of being asked to say a prayer out loud and off-the-cuff in the presence of others (like at a committee meeting or a meal) is so anxiety-producing? My guess is that a lot of us would say, “I don’t know what to say.” Maybe there’s a lot of truth to that honest answer. Maybe prayer is less caught and more taught. After all, the Disciples asked Jesus…

A Post General Conference Reflection

  Tower Chimes – June 2024 For a very long time, The United Methodist Church has been seen as a “big tent church,” meaning, we’ve always been comprised of persons who, taken together, represent a very wide theological spectrum. This has not only been so as a denomination but also within congregations. Historically, Port Huron FUMC has been in this category, and I believe we’ve seen our diverse theological and socio-political leanings as a positive aspect of our congregational life.…

Being Christians of Influence

  Tower Chimes – May 2024 I’d like to ask two related questions: I have a non-Methodist clergy colleague, someone I consider a friend and an effective pastor, who sincerely believes that the United States should not be a democracy but a theocracy. Theocracy means “rule by God.” It is government by divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided. The legal system is based on religious codes and decrees. In most cases, there’s an ultimate human…

Sermons

June 16: Why Pray? (2/4)

  June 16 – 4th Sunday after Pentecost Today the second in a 4-week sermon series on prayer entitled, “No Higher Calling, No Greater Impact.” Most of us are so familiar with prayer that we hardly give it a second thought. At the same time, it’s probably something most of us don’t engage in enough, and when called upon to offer a prayer out loud in the presence of others, we become very uncomfortable. This series will address some of…

June 9: A House of What? (1/4)

  June 9: Third Sunday after Pentecost This is the first of a 4-week sermon series on prayer entitled, “No Higher Calling, No Greater Impact.” Most of us are so familiar with prayer that we hardly give it a second thought. At the same time, it’s probably something most of us don’t engage in enough, and when called upon to offer a prayer out loud in the presence of others, we become very uncomfortable. This series will address some of…

June 2: Making Jesus Priority #1

  Video and Audio Unavailable June 2 – Graduation Sunday Scripture Readings: Genesis 25:27-34 & 2 Timothy 4:1-8 When it comes to hopes and dreams, what is it you most want to see unfold in your life in the years ahead? Every stage of life tends to bring about a different set of hopes and dreams. At a point later in life, it’s probably interesting to look back and review those different stages of what you most hoped for, what…

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