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Moved by the Music

2nd Sunday of Advent Just these lines, my friends … … to say that it was the first time in the nearly 40 years of marriage that we didn’t have one of our kids home with us for Thanksgiving. So, we invited Margie Vanasek and our Habitat family Marie, Celestin, John and Prince and had a splendid day of thanksgiving!...
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The Pivot

Christ the King Sunday Just these lines, my friends … … to say what a marvelous Joash Chest Sunday. Just being connected in one worship service meant so much. Leslee Mabee sent me a note with the following: I was so very moved by all that occurred during Sunday’s service and the feeling of awe and inspiration that continues to...
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All In Together

25th Sunday after Pentecost | Joash Chest Sunday Just these lines, my friends … … to say that I cannot believe Advent (November 28) is just around the corner! In a few weeks we will once again anticipate the celebration of Christ’s birth among us. This year will be especially meaningful because we were unable to worship together in-person last...
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A Good Investment

24th Sunday after Pentecost | All Saints Sunday Just these lines, my friends … … to say that a lot has been going on this past week: people on a work and repair mission in Newnan, GA; men serving at the Charlotte Rescue Mission; Super-Hero Family Night on Friday; Administrative Council leaders participating in the Racial Wealth Gap Simulation designed...
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Practicing for Heaven

23th Sunday after Pentecost Just these lines, my friends … … to say that it was a good day across the life of our church this past Sunday: music by our Sanctuary Choir, John Woodall and our Praise Band, Woodwind Ensemble, Kathy White, a witness from Becky Yates, the reading of God’s word by Joe Robinson and Wes Broome, Amy...
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Falling Asleep

22th Sunday after Pentecost Just these lines, my friends … … to say thank you to Pastor Paul for his wonderful message (Engage in Invitation) this past Sunday. You can watch it here. All this fall, we’ve been learning that when we engage, we pledge, we commit, we bind ourselves by engaging in practices that, if exercised over time, will...
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Life

21th Sunday after Pentecost Just these lines, my friends … … to say how grateful I was to see so many of you on Sunday. The day began with powerful worship services including Cherub and Children’s Choirs and the receiving of the following new members to Matthews United Methodist (MUMC): Gary/Gail Burris, Jim/Lee Cornell, Jody/Karla Jennings (Graham). How thrilling when new...
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Labor Day

15th Sunday after Pentecost | Labor Day Weekend Just these lines, my friends … … to say how good it was to gather for worship this past Sunday. Our music was splendid (9:30 featured two guests, the father/daughter duo of Allen and Amber William – click here to watch & listen), our beautiful baptismal child (Everly Watts) and our confession...
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Things I Love

5th Sunday of Easter | April 28, 2021 Just these lines, my friends … … to say that I’m loving the privilege that is mine to see your faces again in Sunday morning worship. We have one more week of our test groups and then Sunday, May 9, we will open to all, or at least the first 175 who...