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Finding Blessings - June 11, 2017

Mathew 5:1-4

Blessed are the poor in Spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.

Once upon a time, in a time far far away, my family went through hell. There was sickness. There was hardship. There was injustice. And there were trials of fire. You could call it a dark night of the soul. You could call it the dark woods. You could call it a "hard time". You could probably call it most anything you want. I tend to call it hell. It was a time of loneliness, isolation, fear, and doubt. And while it probably could have gotten much

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The Way The Spirit Moves - June 4, 2017

Acts 11:1-18
Revelation 21:1-6

I was raised in a pretty traditional UMC and I don't remember any specific teachings on the Holy Spirit. I know it was there. I learned about the Trinity and believed in the 3 persons, including the Holy Spirit. I knew it was part of God, but beyond that, we never really talked about it doing anything tangible.
So, this story in Acts always seemed a little far-fetched. The Holy Spirit came and then the disciples started speaking in languages they had never learned. The spirit showed up like tongues of fire. Thousands of nonbelievers hear about Jesus and decide, that day, to

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The Family We Choose - May 28, 2017

Ruth 1:1-11, 14-18

How many have heard the phrase, "blood is thicker than water"? And how many of you were raised to live by that principle? Family comes first. Loyalty to blood over friends or others. You help family before all others. Anybody?
I was raised in a family where the family took priority. It wasn't exactly to that extreme. We wouldn't deny help to someone else, but family was always to rank as a top priority in how you spent your time, and where your loyalties lay. And, I was extremely fortunate to have a healthy family with good communication and strong relationships. We grew up

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Hope In the face Of Addiction - May 21, 2017

1 John 2:15-17

Over the last few weeks, we've been talking about relationships with Friends and Family. We've tried, to be honest, and real. These relationships are messy. We'd like to idealize them or pretend our family has it all together, but the reality is, we all have stuff...Even church people. We all have struggles. As we look at families and relationships, one of the realities we need, to be honest about is addiction. Addiction dwells and sometimes lurks, in most of our families...most probably all of our families. It takes on a variety of shapes and forms...alcohol, cigarettes,

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Parenting Faithfully - May 14, 2017

Genesis 22: 1-14a

I've heard this story for a long time. It's a Sunday school staple. And, for a long time, I've thought Abraham was crazy. Even before I was a parent, even before I was grown, I thought....who does that?! Who takes their kid up a hill, ready to offer him as a sacrifice? That man is nuts.
And then, when I got to seminary, I was taught to question the biblical stories....not to simply take them at face value, but to dig deeper and look harder for what may have happened. And it was then that I concluded Abraham just misheard God. God didn't really ask Abraham to go up on a hill carrying rope, wood, fire, and a knife expecting to sacrifice his

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Sunday morning parking at the church is available in the high school parking lot on Third Street across from the church and in the city lots west of the church. These lots are available only on Sunday mornings. A small lot for handicapped parking is available just off of Adams Street on the north side of the church, with an accessible entrance directly into the sanctuary. A lift operates between the Fellowship Hall (3rd Street level) and the Sanctuary . William Sound System Receivers and Headsets are available to assist with hearing problems.

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The First United Methodist Church of Moscow, Idaho takes as our mission to be the body of Jesus Christ, ministering to a community which draws strength from its diversity. Our mission centers on the worship of God, expressed through varied forms of prayer, preaching, music, and ritual.  See more...

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