Throughout Scripture and in our lives, God is always at work. A miracle doesn’t have to be a huge moment; we can shift our perspective to see that miracles are happening all around us. May we all take this miracle journey together.
Dear Members and Friends of Chews United Methodist Church,
I am excited to share with you our Moving Forward in Generosity Campaign!
Sunday, November 18th, will be Moving Forward in Generosity Sunday for the campaign. On that day, and the weeks leading up to it, we will learn and celebrate what it means to give generously, cultivate gratitude, and how we can take the next step on our giving path. I encourage you to plan to be present for Worship on Sunday, November 18th.
This will be a Biblical, spiritual, and inspirational program designed to enrich our understanding of what it means to live every day of our lives with gratitude and generosity in our hearts. This series is not built on the need of the Church to fund a budget, but rather on the importance of giving as part of one’s own spiritual journey and relationship with Christ. At times, we have measured our success on whether or not we could underwrite a particular budget.
This year, and for years to come, we will measure our success by how much the people of Chews United Methodist Church are willing to take the next step in their giving. Instead of emphasizing commitments to the budget we are asking each of you to consider a more intentional, personal response to God and the ministries of our church in proportion to the blessings God has bestowed on your life.
We will not be mailing Estimate of Giving cards to members in advance of Moving Forward in Generosity Sunday. Instead, we will have the cards available on Sunday, November 18th, and we will ask everyone present to complete their card during the service as an act of Worship. A sample card will be available prior to our Moving Forward in Generosity Sunday for your review .
Over the next several weeks, I invite you to prepare your heart through prayer and quiet reflection on what it means to be generous, and why we choose to be generous. A weekly group study is being offered each Wednesday evening in addition to the weekly sermon series on Generosity.
I look forward to worshiping with you on Moving Forward in Generosity Sunday on November 18! It will be a special time of reflection for us all, and a special time for our Church.
Grace and Peace,
CHEWS IN THE PARK!
“Healing Where It Hurts”
Sermon Series 11/4 — 11/18
November 4 "Miracles Everywhere: Where Were You?" John 11:17-37
November 11 "Miracles Everywhere: Partners Together" Luke 5:17-26
November 18 "Miracles Everywhere: Everyone Has a Gift" John 6:1-15
Sermon Series 12/03 — 12/23
December 2 "Who Is Joseph?" Matthew 1:18-25 | Matthew 13:53-57
December 9 "Whose Child Is This?" Matthew 1:18-25 | Deut. 22:20-24
December 16 "Raising a Child Not Your Own" Matthew 1:18-25 | Luke 1:26-38
December 23 "On the Road to Bethlehem" Micah 5:2-5a | Isaiah 40:28-31 | Luke 2:1-20
December 24 "What’s Next?" Matthew 1:18-25 | Matthew 2:1-23
“Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph”
Our Advent and Christmas Eve Sermon Series will allow us to see the Christmas Story through the eyes of Joseph. Reverend Adam Hamilton, in his book with the same title as this series writes:
“Typically, when Christians explore the stories surrounding the birth of Jesus, they focus on Mary, the mother of Jesus. But in this little book, our focus will be on Joseph, his life, and his role in the birth and life of Jesus. We don’t often hear about Joseph because there is relatively little in the Gospels about him. So we have to read between the lines to fill in the picture of Joseph’s life. And to some extent, we must use our imagination to connect the bits of information we do find in the Gospels. As we do this, we will find that there ‘s more than meets the eye in the New Testament accounts of Joseph’s life.”
Join us as we look together at the Greatest Story Ever Told through the eyes of Joseph.