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Give Up: Part 4

April 13, 2019
The Lenten Season is meant to shake us, awaken us from lethargy, bring us back to center, bring us back to ourselves, bring us back to God. Even Jesus “emptied…
Artist rendering of the prodigal son being welcomed home by his father.

Give Up: Failure

March 30, 2019
Who told you you're not allowed to fail? Everyone fails. Through failure we learn and in failure we lean on the abundant grace of God.
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Doing the Work Today, and Tomorrow

March 16, 2019
We must continue doing our work. The evil of this world wants to exploit our differences...it's not the person sitting on the other side from you. We cannot believe the…
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The Sailor’s Bible

March 2, 2019
Come aboard for three seafaring stories of God’s miraculous love: Noah’s Ark, Jonah, and Paul’s shipwreck! This musical, written by Allen Pote and Tom Long and presented by the 4th-6th…
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It’s NOT That Easy!

February 23, 2019
The Psalms say, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so you will live in the land, and enjoy security. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you…
Row boat on a beautiful lake as the sun is going down.

Gone Fishing

February 2, 2019
Remember the first time God seemed real? Really real? And came close? Or maybe too close? Yikes! The disciples know how you feel.
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WHAT Did He Say?

January 26, 2019
Stop and really think about this…the same Holy Spirit, so crucial in the life and work of Jesus, is available to YOU and ME. The very same one.

Sprinkle, Pour, or Dunk

January 19, 2019
Whether we sprinkle, pour, or dunk, the Sacrament of Baptism is “an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.” Learn more.
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A Light That Will Never Go Out

January 5, 2019
When do you seek Jesus...in times of crisis or when there's an illness or a loss? It's time to realize that the light of Jesus is with us always. We…
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Worthy of Love

December 22, 2018
"As children of God, we are worthy of love. No matter who we are, God knows us. God loves us intimately and deeply." -Rev. Stephanie Lendt.

In A Different Place

December 8, 2018
The familiarity of the holidays can sometimes create a longing to escape to a different time filled with childlike awe and wonder. But, what if the perfect time is the…
Christ the King Sunday

Christ the King

November 24, 2018
In celebration of Christ the King Sunday, let's expand our understanding of the phrase 'Christ the King.' In doing so, we may become more aware of how to interact with…
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Seeking Courage

November 17, 2018
This has been an emotionally and spiritually exhausting time in our country. Look no further than the daily news. It is easy to despair. Seeking courage? Let’s do that together.

Can You Feel It?

November 3, 2018
We know we’re called to Love God and Love Neighbor, but even during the mid-term elections? Especially then; find out how.
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Generous God

October 27, 2018
To know God’s love is to overflow with God’s love. It all begins with God.

Generous Church

October 20, 2018
What does it mean to be a generous church? It's people coming together to both receive and give. By doing so, we become part of something far greater than ourselves.…

Generous People

October 6, 2018
Manchester UMC is full of generous people, says Pastor Stephanie. 'They are the most gracious, loving people I have ever known.' Many things may attract worshipers to this church, but…

Uh Oh!

September 29, 2018
Ever used the cry 'Uh Oh?' In nearly all instances, there's an opportunity for God's grace to enter your life. Join Rev. Steve Harbaugh as he shares some uh-oh moments…

A Firm Place to Stand

September 22, 2018
Finding a firm place to stand in a crisis is daunting. It's often in times grief...of loss...of fear that we feel God's presence has left us. But, in actuality it's…

The Weight of Our Words

September 15, 2018
Our words, spoken or written, affect our lives and the lives of folks around us. So, how can we be sure they are for healing and not for harm. Sometimes…

What’s On The Inside?

September 8, 2018
It's what's on the inside that counts, not outward appearances. We can't take ourselves so seriously that we begin to think we are superior and stop learning from others. Our…

Living In The Present

September 1, 2018
God lives in the present, and so should we. In fact, we are always in the presence of God, says Pastor Stephanie Lendt. But, we are often distracted and unaware.…

Embracing the Future

August 25, 2018
It’s your future. Where do you want to be 5-years from now? It’s good to have a plan, but what about those opportunities we never imagined would come along? Often,…

Honoring the Past

August 18, 2018
Where do you spend most of your time: the past, the future, or in the here and now? God lives in the present, says Pastor Stephanie. Here's why you should…

Choosing Healthy Boundaries

August 5, 2018
Setting boundaries is important. But, how do you do it without fear of how people will react, or keeping yourself from feeling guilty. Pastor Jim explores why setting boundaries might…

Generosity of Heart

June 30, 2018
Merriam-Webster defines 'Generous' as: One characterized by a noble or kindly spirit. As in a ‘generous heart.’ What's that all about?

Who’s In Charge Here?

June 16, 2018
Who really is in charge? We strive to master our lives and our world, but there are some things only God can make happen. Here are some inspiring thoughts.

You Want Me To Do What?

June 9, 2018
We are all sent to share with those we meet. You never know how much impact you'll have, if you only go.

Following the Rules

June 2, 2018
Jesus’ ministry is full of examples of how practicing Sabbath would benefit us all. Rest is holy. Renewal is essential. Whew! What are we waiting for?

Sighs Too Deep For Words

May 19, 2018
In Romans 8:22-27 we read '...the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs…

Love Never Fails

May 12, 2018
"Love is patient, love is kind." Imagine if everyone would naturally extend grace to the generation that came before, as well as the generation that follows.” Don't miss this Mother's…

No Matter What

April 28, 2018
Think of someone you love deeply. Your relationship with God is every bit as real. Through the love-language of prayer, perspective shifts, and it’s a new day.

Look Again

April 21, 2018
“The Lord is my shepherd…” In the midst of darkness and pain there is still the excruciating beauty of living in the moment. Think you know Psalm 23? Look Again…

We Are Family

April 14, 2018
Rev. Steve Harbaugh is a gifted speaker and teacher. His message, 'We Are Family,' was delivered at Manchester United Methodist Church's historic chapel.

Jesus, the Other

“The story (of the Good Samaritan by Jesus) is not about to whom are we to be neighbors. It’s about who is a neighbor to us."  (William Willimon)

The Other, My Enemy

"Our problem is too much fear...as we allow our lives to be dominated by the avoidance of evil rather than the pursuit of good" (William H. Willimon).