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Confirmation Sunday

What an amazing Easter!  We had a fun egg hunt, a great breakfast, and incredible worship. It was such a blessing and thanks to everyone that helped! This Sunday the blessings keep coming as we celebrate Confirmation Sunday! Our 6th and 7th graders have been on a journey of faith discovey. They have studied the basics of Christianity and Methodism and have chosen to join our church as full members.  I hope you will join us this Sunday at 11 as they are confirmed in their faith and we celebrate exciting combined worship. See you Sunday!

God Bless,
Travis

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Holy Week and Easter

I hope you are having a Blessed Holy Week!  This season is a time to thoughtfully consider the meaning and purpose behind Holy Week.  At First UMC we will have several services to help you on this journey.  See below for our schedule, including Maundy Thursday worship and Good Friday worship. As we walk the road of Holy Week I hope we put ourselves in the shoes of Jesus and the disciples to think about the call that is open to us all. 

This Sunday we will have a huge Easter party! I hope you will join us at 10 am for our annual Easter Egg Hunt, followed by amazing Breakfast tacos!  These tacos will be made by our CCM family as well as our Ignite family, and they promise to be excellent!  After breakfast we will gather for an amazing and memorable worship service.  I hope you join us Sunday at 10 am! See you Sunday!

God Bless,
Travis

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Lenten Journey

Lent is a journey and we are nearing the end of that journey. This Sunday we begin our final week as we remember Palm Sunday and prepare for Holy Week.  This Sunday, at Ignite, we will walk through the Holy Week story as we remember Jesus’ passion and we find hope in his sacrifice. I invite you to join us this Sunday for a moving worship service and I invite you to join us for our services next week as we commemorate this holiest season of the year. Like all journeys Lent must end, but in this path may we spend this time preparing our hearts for the new things God is doing and the things God is about to do!  See you Sunday!

God Bless,
Travis

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Music Sunday!

What an amazing Sunday we had!  We had so many new friends and some amazing worship at Firehouse Gastro Park!  It was such a blessing.  This Sunday we will be blessed by the music.  This Sunday is Music Sunday!  The Ignite Band will play, Clare will dance, the choir will sing and all of us will be moved. Through the power of music, I am confident God will be moving.  I hope you can join us this week. See you Sunday for combined worship in the sanctuary or online!

God Bless,
Travis

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Renew

As a kid what would happen to you when you messed up? Would you get grounded or punished in some other way?  As adults, we don’t always have such an immediate reaction to our mistakes. Sometimes we see broken relationships, we can suffer at work, we can hurt people we love, and sometimes we don’t even know we have messed up. 

During this time of Lent, we remember that God is ready to do new things within us!  God is ready to change our hearts and make us into new creations, but it is work that takes time and honesty.  We cannot change and become new if we do not admit the ways we need to change.  This Sunday we talk about that work. We will be gathering at Firehouse Gastro Park at 11 am for worship at their outdoor stage.  It is a great week to invite friends and I hope to see you Sunday!

God Bless,
Travis