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ONE Service Sunday at 10:30 & Covenant Prayer

ONE Service This Sunday, September 18 at 10:30 am No 8:15, 9:30 or 11:00 Services or Kids/Youth Sunday Morning Groups. Click for Details: Hispanic Heritage Celebration Service 15th Sunday after Pentecost Just these lines, my friends … … to say how how excited I am for our one service time this coming Sunday at 10:30 am as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage...
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How to Love, Support & Encourage

9th Sunday after Pentecost Just these lines, my friends … … to say that the halls of Matthews United Methodist (MUMC) were rumbling this past week with our Rainbow Campers. It was glorious. Thank you, Rainbow Express Ministries and our United Youth kids and staff who gave so much of themselves, through the week. Though I was watching from Blowing...
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Enthusiastically United Methodist

8th Sunday after Pentecost Just these lines, my friends … … to say what a special day celebrating Madeline Kamp in worship and then afterwards in The Commons. The morning came with surprises as well, with two of our former pastors, Ken Lyon and Linda Kelly coming along to honor Madeline. Click here to watch our Deep Kids celebrating Madeline...
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The Beauty In Being A United Methodist Christian

7th Sunday after Pentecost Just these lines, my friends … … to say it was wonderful to gather at Matthews United Methodist (MUMC) this past Sunday to worship God and celebrate our nation’s birthday. What a glorious day! Moving music, great patriotic outfits and hopefully a little inspiration along the way. If you missed it, I hope you’ll watch here....
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Practicing Decency & Civility

5th Sunday after Pentecost  Just these lines, my friends … … to give thanks for virtual Vacation Bible School, young people in mission, doorstep and back yard confirmations and our first Service of Committal in the Memorial Garden/Columbarium (See photos and video below in the “Did You Know” section.) The actions of ministry are all around us. These things are...
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Father’s Day

Father’s Day | 4th Sunday after Pentecost  Just these lines, my friends … … to say it is wonderful seeing your faces again on Sundays. One person told me, “So many familiar faces and all smiles.” Thanks be to God. And the worship of God’s people called Matthews United Methodist (MUMC) was so rich. Our music and so much more...
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Advent Takes Us By Surprise & MUMC Community Update

Second Sunday of Advent | December 2, 2020 Just these lines, my friends … … to say that Thanksgiving 2020 felt different for the Wilson family. Every year for nearly 40 years, Karen and I have invited friends and family to sit at the table with us. We have shared the feast, prayed prayers of gratitude, read scripture and told stories....
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How Long, Oh Lord?

7th Sunday after Pentecost/July 22, 2020 Just these lines, my friends … … to say that I had the great privilege of officiating two Memorial Services this week. First of all, I traveled to the beautiful Western North Carolina Veteran’s Cemetery in Black Mountain on Friday, July 17, to officiate at the Memorial Service of Dr. Joel Vickers. The service...
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Town Hall Tonight & Thoughts on Re-Opening

4th Sunday of Easter/April 29, 2020 Just these lines, my friends … … to say that I hope you’ve had a chance to listen to Pastor Paul’s message from Sunday (April 26)? It was outstanding. And how about all those wonderful musicians we have in the life of our church! We are so fortunate. You can watch Sunday’s service here:...