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How can we pray for you?

How are you doing this week?  How can we pray for you?
Please email me at travis@fumcgp.org and let us know how we can pray for you.  These are hard times and it can feel exhausting to be quarantined and struggling with our direction and what is happening in the world. 

This Sunday is Palm Sunday!  We won’t have all of our normal traditions, but thankfully God is still at work!  We will worship to remember that final week of Jesus’ life as he was celebrated and crucified just days apart.  It is such a powerful and engaging story even today.  

Join us this Sunday as we will live stream worship on Facebook Live and invite you to join us. This will start at 11 am, and we promise it will be both fun and will help you in this crazy times.  Feel free to invite your friends who are both local and not local to join us as well.  In these times of fear and worry we have to find ways to pull together rather than live alone.  See you Sunday at 11.  

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Change

How are you doing this week?  Does this isolation feel relaxing?  Maybe it’s a break for you!  Or does this isolation feel overwhelming?  For most of us our lives have changed in significant ways and that always brings up lots of emotions.  

Part of the Story of Redemption is that people have been sent throughout God’s story to spread the news of God’s love and God’s hope for humanity.  Sometimes those people fill roles and are called prophets and sometimes those people are just our friends who help us in our walk.  This Sunday we talk about the role of prophets in our lives and in this moment.

Once again this Sunday we cannot meet in person, but we will live stream worship on Facebook Live and invite you to join us. This will start at 11 am, and we promise it will be both fun and will help you in this crazy times.  Feel free to invite your friends who are both local and not local to join us as well.  In these times of fear and worry we have to find ways to pull together rather than live alone.  See you Sunday at 11.  

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Faith in times of Fear

These are crazy times. It is changing daily as we stay in our homes, our restaurants are closing, events are cancelled and so much is happening.  News is coming in by the hour, and it would be natural to feel overwhelmed.

Part of the Story of Redemption is that God is with us in our fears and calls us to be people of faith.  We cannot meet in person, but we will live stream worship on Facebook Live and invite you to join us. This will start at 11 am, and we promise it will be both fun and will help you in this crazy times.  Feel free to invite your friends who are both local and not local to join us as well.  In these times of fear and worry we have to find ways to pull together rather than live alone.  See you Sunday at 11.  

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Fear is all around

Are you washing your hands?  Pastor Kathryn figured out that if you say the Lord’s Prayer while you wash your hands that is the right amount of time that has been recommended by doctors!  So let’s pray more and wash our hands more.  Fear is certainly all around us right now.  With the COVID-19 concerns and the constant news it can easily become a time of panic and fear, but God tells us “do not be afraid.”

Part of the Story of Redemption is that God is with us in our fears and will provide.  Join us Sunday as we talk about fear and how God provided for the Israelites in their fear and will provide for us.  See you Sunday at 11.  

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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A dream…

We had an amazing youth retreat!  We took 17 youth and 8 adults to Riverbend Retreat Center and we had lots of fun and listened for God’s call on our hearts.  I came home worn out for sure!  I am grateful for my friend Baranda and Ken taking charge at Ignite.  I heard they had an amazing Sunday as well.

This Sunday I am excited to join the conversation of The Story of Redemption.  God placed a dream on Abram’s heart and gave him a vision of his future that was the stars at night.  Redemption always starts with a dream of what God can do in our lives and what God can do in our world.  Join us Sunday as we hear more about what God’s dreams are for you. 

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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The Story of Redemption

Lent is a special season.  It is a time where we ask you to focus on the call of Christ in your life and the ways God can speak to us.  That is why this is a season to give up practices or take on new practices so that we can focus on our faith. What might you do this Lenten season?

This week we introduced the Family Lent Devotional.  This is a devotional you can do with the whole family in your home.  We hope you will do it together each week. Whatever your family looks like this is a devotional anyone can do.  Finally we begin Lent with a new worship series about The Story of Redemption.  Join us Sunday as we look at the work God is doing and the big story of God’s dreams for the world.  See you Sunday at 11!

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Jesus is the Center…

I love hearing passionate people speak!  Gabe spoke about the power of worship on Sunday and it was awesome.  Worship can mean so many things to so many of us, but at its core its all about seeking Jesus.  We worship because of who Jesus is to us and what he did for us.

This Sunday I am so excited my friend Shanterrra is coming to speak to us.  She spends most of her time working with girls about confidence and skills for success, but she is also a well known speaker and passionate United Methodist.  I can’t wait to hear her!  See you Sunday at 11!

Grace and Peace,
Travis