It is so good to have friends around who remind me of a sermon I preached, and a children’s sermon I gave on allowing God to be in control. I was lamenting about how many things were coming up this fall, and how busy the days seem to be getting, and a Continue reading FROG!!!
A lot of thought can go into planning a worship service. Scratch that. I lot of thought SHOULD go into planning a worship service. There are so many things to be considered during the planning process. For example, what is the sermon topic? Should new music be Continue reading Divine Planning
This post arrives purposefully late this week. We have finally made it to our Healthy Church Initiative weekend session where the team comes to train our church in what the HCI process looks like. A weekend filled with meetings is usually a nightmare, but I have been looking forward to this weekend for so long that I can’t believe it’s finally here. Continue reading HCI Weekend
“I want to DO SOMETHING!”
“Can we just DO SOMEthing?” Continue reading Something to Do
Last week in our youth group session, we talked about finding value in our lives. We recently started “SALT” which is a curriculum from Dare 2 Share. Each week we watch a video, which is only meant to be a discussion starter, not a lesson in itself. Continue reading Salt – Finding Value
You have heard me mention and speak about the Healthy Church Initiative. In a discussion with one individual, the first thought she had was that we were starting a wellness program. Not exactly. I do believe we need to take care of our bodies, and try to be Continue reading Healthy Church?
Yesterday morning at the modern service, we did some things that are not part of the normal Sunday morning worship experience. Our third grade students received their Bibles, always given before they participate in the church led Third Grade Bible Study. Continue reading The Silence of Worship
I am excited. I have been on staff at the Sheldon United Methodist Church for just over eight years. Shortly after I started, I was expecting some sort of job evaluation. I’ve worked outside the church, and it was always just something that happened. Eight years later, no Continue reading Staff Evaluations
Seems I am always on the go! Lots of things have been happening this summer; our lunch program, RAGBRAI, school started, Labor Day festivities, Rally Day, etc. To add to that madness, my family is moving! Yep, we sold our house and are moving into a new home. Continue reading Always on the Go
I will never get used to how much students change in the three months between eighth grade and their freshman year of high school. Every year, they show up for the first night of youth group, and they look older. They act more mature than they did at the end of the previous school year. Continue reading Kids Grow Up in Three Months