New Year,

New Sermon Series!

“Your eye is a lamp, lighting up your whole body. If you live wide-eyed in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar.”                                                       

 Luke 11:34 (MSG)


As we enter 2020, how do you approach the new year? Same old, same old? Or with a sense of wonder at what adventure God will unfold in this new year? Let’s confess, it is far too easy for us humans to get stuck in a rut and meander our way through the routines of life.  We start living out of our left-brain memory instead of our right-brained imagination.

And if we don’t watch it, we can get caught in the trap of the mundane. That can sap the adventure and mystery right out of our lives.  That can leaves us numb to the miraculous and callous to the new things God seeks to do in and through us. Well, consider this from Mark Batterson, “Worship does just the opposite! Living with wide-eyed wonder is recapturing our childlike curiosity. It is seeing the mystery and the miracle in every single moment.”  That phrase, “living in wide-eyed wonder” has caught my attention and imagination moving me to search through the Scriptures for instances of wonder.  Well, with this new series we want to recapture our childlike curiosity about life. Inside I believe we all want to live with wide-eyed wonder. If you are running low on wonder or childlike curiosity, then come and catch a fresh infusion of God’s power and glory. Worship with us in January!


How Happiness Happens Small Group

Our culture tries to convince us there is one way to happiness: aspire, acquire, desire, retire. Happiness depends on what we hang in our closet, park in our garage, and deposit in our bank account. Yet, it’s a path that always fails to deliver. In this video Bible study, bestselling author Max Lucado looks at several “one another” statements in the Bible that reveal how the happiest people on earth aren’t those who have the most but those who are willing to give the most away.

God wants to bring joy to the people of this generation, and in his Word, he has given us practical and applicable ways to quarry that joy by sharing it with others. Although the world can be a lonely and disappointing place, we can be God’s representatives to bring about a cascade of kindness! While we won’t be able to solve every problem, we can bring a few smiles to a few faces–and in this way, we might even initiate our own quiet          revolution of joy.

Sessions include:

· Accept One Another

· Bear with One Another

· Serve One Another

· Forgive One Another

· Carry One Another’s Burdens

· Love One Another


Study runs Thursdays January 9-February 13

Thursday AM at Hope UMC at 10:00-11:15 AM

Thursday PM at Faith UMC at 7:00-8:15 PM

Cost is $10/person for Study Guide or $20/person (both study and book…regularly $37 retail) if you want to purchase the book as well.  Invite a friend to accompany you!

Retreat coming January 25, 2020

9:00AM-2:00PM @ Hope UMC


6-week Bible Study  begins February 4, 2020

Tuesdays  7:00-8:15PM @ Faith UMC

[optional add-on, sign up DURING the retreat, additional fee applies]


Contact Kim Hess for more details

(740) 821-2305

To Down Load a Ladies Retreat Form, Click on the picture to the Left.