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November 27, 2022 message: “Bah...

November 27, 2022 message: “Bah Humbug! Making Change”

Ebenezer Scrooge is a man in dire need of a second chance. Is redemption possible for such a greedy, dark and sad character? Rawle shows us how the teachings of Jesus can be found in Dickens’ Christmas classic. From the ghosts of Christmas past, to the Life of the present, and the resurrection of Christmas […]

November 13, 2022: “I Belong...

We need the basics to survive, like food, clean water, air, sleep, shelter, and security. The need for love and belonging follows close behind. How does a community of faith provide that need, and how can we offer it to others in the name of Jesus? This is the second week in our series, “Belonging: […]

November 20, 2022: “Sing from t...

Gratitude can be a powerful spiritual discipline that reminds us of our need for community in Christ. Taking intentional time to thank God opens us to be more aware of all that we can be grateful for. Saying “thank you” is a reminder that we need others – and that others need us. This is […]

November 7, 2022 Worship Brainstormin...

Worship Brainstorming “God Bless Us, Every One: The Redemption of Scrooge” An Advent/Christmas series based on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Matt Rawle’s book, The Redemption of Scrooge, and a series from Worship Design Studio/Marcia McFee Monday, Nov. 7, 2022 at Le Fleur Shoppe, 4210 Grand Haven Road, Norton Shores, MI 6:00 p.m. Pizza Potluck 7:00-9:30 […]

November 6, 2022: “For All the ...

Maybe we think of belonging as a place and spend a long time searching for that place, but what if belonging isn’t so much about a particular place? What if it’s about connection with God and others that can help make us feel at home, wherever we are? In our three week series, “Belonging: Finding […]

October 30, 2022 message: “Don&...

Worries about money are noting new. Jesus knew that when he called us to stop worrying and remember that God cared for and provides for us. Do we trust God’s way of providing and willingly invest in God’s Kingdom work as a witness to the world? This is the fourth and final week in the […]

October 23, 2022 message: “Givi...

We earn, spend, and (sometimes) save money. We also want to give, but sometimes giving is the last thought rather than our first. How do we hear Jesus’ call to humility in living and giving? This is the third week in the series, “Treasure.” Pastor Tim Dibble from White Lake UMC shared today’s message. It […]

October 16, 2022: “The Problem ...

We often feel conflicted in our lives because so many things seek our attention and our devotion. Jesus said you can’t serve two masters. Most of us are trying to serve a lot more than two! How can we serve God well so that other things fall into place and our hearts find true rest? […]

October 9, 2022 message: “Where...

Using part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 6, we’ll explore the challenge of his words, “Where you treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Does our treasure follow our hearts, or does our heat follow our treasure? We’d like to think that our hearts do the leading, but usually it’s the […]

October 10, 2022 Worship Brainstormin...

All Church Worship Brainstorming Monday, October 10, 2022 at LHUMC 12:00 noon  Potluck 12:45 – 3:30 p.m. Brainstorming for Worship “Belonging: Finding Your Heart’s Home” November 6-20, 2022 (3 Sundays) Everyone wants a place to belong. Home. Family. They should be places where we feel safe, loved, and comfortable. What happens when we lose life-giving […]