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Month: September 2019
Here is the sermon from the Awaken service from Sept 30, 2019. Our topic was that the power of the Church is found in the connection the Holy Spirit makes between us. We are also encouraging everyone to sign up for the Better Together small groups that will be meeting until Thanksgiving.
Tim Benjamin article printed in the Evening Leader on Sept 30, 2019 When I moved to become the new pastor a little over a year ago, Wayne Street UMC gave me a nice big office. In that office are some great book shelves. The reason those shelves are there is because for years, pastors
I grew up in a very small church in a little town east of Lima called Alger. Our church was not very climate-controlled in that it was burning hot in the summer and cold in the winter. We had a huge pipe organ and a piano. The piano was played by my mom’s cousin and
This is the sermon from Sept 22. For some reason, the scripture was cut off of this video. I highly recommend reading the scripture from this week. It is James 4:1-8. In this sermon, we spoke about Satan’s one skill: lying. We also talked about what we can do to make sure Satan does not
On Wednesday, October 30 from 6:00-8:00PM, our children’s ministry is throwing a fall harvest party. We will have 6 stations for the children to prove their fall gaming skills. Here are the stations we plan to have: Pumpkin decorating, bean bag toss, can toss, bobbing for apples, craft and snack. Not only do we need
This article was published in The Evening Leader on Monday, Sept 16, 2019 Over the past month, we have had a rush of funerals here at Wayne Street. That means I have been sitting with many families to plan funeral services. Those meetings are always difficult no matter what the circumstances were around their
Last night, I watched a movie that I had not seen for a while. Frequency, starring Dennis Quaid and James Caviezel. This movie was released in theaters in the year 2000 and it is hands down one of the best Father-Son movies ever made. This review contains some minor spoilers for the movie. Frank Sullivan
This is the sermon entitled “Demonstration” from September 8, 2019. This is the sermon from First Light. The scripture passage was from James 2 and stresses the importance of actively demonstrating what you believe about God.
This is the article featured in the Evening Leader on September 9, 2019 Back on August 3, I drove over to Columbus, IN, to participate in a Tough Mudder. For those of you who don’t know, a Tough Mudder is an 8 to 10-mile obstacle course where you run, climb, swing, jump and crawl through