Fishers UMC Blog

There’s a Party Going On

Typically, our Sunday mornings consist of four services, so we just don’t have the opportunity to worship together as one whole church. But by now, hopefully you’re aware of our Seasons of Celebration, a worship series that will culminate in an all-church service on Sunday July 30th. Our entire church family will gather for worship at 10:00 am in the gymnasium! 

Through the course of this, it has been a blessing to see the pastors, worship leaders and staff use their gifts to create one service.  I must say, my anticipation is high. Aside from enabling all of us to worship together, we also have the gift of witnessing a baptism  - in front of our whole church family. 

In 1 Corinthians 12, Christ uses the metaphor of the physical body to describe the Church, and we see this through our many outreach endeavors.  This celebration service will be a wonderful reminder of how each part can work together to create one moment for us all.

I truly hope that you will join us for this event on Sunday July 30th.  The service begins at 10:00 am and a luncheon follows.  We hope this will continue on each year, or perhaps each season as we continue to celebrate God in all His glory!

In His Service,
jenni debaun
Custodian, Fifty Plus Ministries Coordinator, Worship Leader at Hamilton Trace
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Love Like a Child

I have worked as a teacher for over 20 years.  What a joy it is to work with children as they have this unconditional love for people and the world around them!  I think this kind of love is pretty rare in this world considering the fast pace at which we live.  Matthew 18 : 3  Jesus says, “Assuredly I say to you, unless you change and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”

For the past three years I have worked more closely with adults than in the classroom with the children.  We have all been here on Earth longer than the little ones,  and it seems to me we have lost the ability to feel pure joy.  Some of us may have been hurt one too many times, so it’s become harder for us to love unconditionally.  We no longer love and encourage each other as we should, sometimes we have accumulated so much baggage that it is easier to find fault in others than see the good in them.

The only way for us to have real joy here on Earth is to keep our eyes focused on Jesus.  He alone will give us that pure joy that passes all understanding.

Jane Musser
Director of the Fishers UMC Preschool/Mother's Day Out
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