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October 25, 2020 message: “Look...

At the heart of our relationship to money is living and giving with gratitude – whether we give money, time, or energy for the sake of others. As a result of aligning our money practices with God’s vision for ourselves and our impact on the world, we find hope and the possibility that gratitude can […]

November 2020 worship: “One Goo...

It seems like media is dominated by bad news. We know that negativity and tragic events get ratings and attention, but too much bad news can leave us feeling hopeless and apathetic. We forget that God is good – an God can bring new life and hope even in the midst of difficult circumstances. What […]

October 18, 2020 message: “Look...

Do we reap love and generosity or bitterness and resentment? Do our attitudes and actions, especially around money, align with God’s vision? Are we impacting the world with hope – or at least moving in that direction? No matter how incremental or seemingly simple, when we focus on God’s vision, we live with a sense […]

October 11, 2020 message: “Look...

We live an “incarnational” faith – faith that is lived out in our actions in the world. How do we use God’s gifts, including time, energy, and money, to make meaning and support God’s mission and vision in the world? When we approach daily living with attention and intention, it is a “wonder-full” life. This […]

October 4, 2020 message: “Looki...

Our relationship with money has a history – not only as long as our lives, but also as expansive as our family and culture. If we want to create spiritual practices for how we deal with money, first we look back to see with new eyes how and when our values and fears were initiated. […]

September 27, 2020 message: “Re...

Jesus speaks to worn-out and tired people with a promise of real rest. We cannot carry our burdens alone, and we don’t have to. He helps us and sustains us with love and grace. This is the third and final week in the series “Sabbath: Holy Rest.” Pastor Mary’s message is based on Psalm 23,  […]

September 20, 2020 message: “At...

We can easily find ourselves distracted by tasks to be don (and there’s always more to be done!). Jesus calls us to be present in his presence, listen to him, and be blessed. This is the second week in the series “Sabbath: Holy Rest.” Pastor Mary’s message is based on Psalm 46:10 and Luke 10: […]

“A Wonder-Full Life” Wors...

Worship Brainstorming“A Wonder-Full Life”Monday, September 21, 2020 at 2:00 pmAt the back of the LHUMC sanctuary In this series, we’ll use the beloved film It’s a Wonderful Life to consider how we view money, how we can be faithful stewards of all of God’s gifts, and how we can build a wonder-full life with God […]

September 13, 2020 message: “Ta...

The Sabbath command is a pivotal part of the rules that God calls us to live by. It helps us to love God and neighbor well. This is the first week in the series, “Sabbath: Holy Rest.” Pastor Mary’s message is based on Genesis 2: 1-3, Psalm 92: 1-8, and The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20: […]

September 6, 2020 message: “An ...

Parties can be transformative experiences – both for the inviter and invited. When we spend time around the table together, we get to know one another and understand one another better. This time can help us to overcome prejudices, tear down assumptions, and break down barriers to true community and Kingdom living. Our social connections […]