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1st Sunday of Christmas Just these lines, my friends … … to say that it is hard to believe we have entered Christmas week… the excitement is high! I hope God brings joy and comfort to you in this season. There are a few wonderful things I’d like to mention about the last few days when it comes to Matthews...
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4th Sunday of Advent Just these lines, my friends … … to say that there are so many wonderful things from this past week: United Youth Basketball cranking up all week: 25 teams and nearly 250 young people are involved! Thank you, Rob Hunter. Staff Community Christmas Party and pajama packing on Wednesday: I love our staff community so much....
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Practical Tips for Advent

3rd Sunday of Advent Just these lines, my friends … … to say that there were two things I hope you were able to see this past Sunday. First of all, I wish you could have seen our hallways lined with gifts from the Angel Tree. Then all our volunteers, led by Elizabeth Wetmore, getting them ready to be picked...
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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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I Hope Tomorrow

1st Sunday of Advent Just these lines, my friends … … to say that I hope you’ll take the time to watch our final worship service in the Engage worship series of the fall season. You don’t want to miss the short music video I shared at the end of my sermon titled, The Thanksgiving Song and my annual listing...
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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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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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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...