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Explorers Class

Would you like to learn more about First United Methodist Church of Gilbert? Do you want to know what it means to be a Methodist? Have you considered joining this church? We have an opportunity for you! On Sunday, May 5,  from 2:00-4:00pm, an Explorer’s Class will be held in

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Mary, the mother of Jesus

Last Sunday we talked about Mary, the mother of Jesus, who may have been as young as 13 or 14 when the angel Gabriel came to visit.  She faced such a difficult choice, knowing that the world would not understand her pregnancy; knowing that she might be ostracized or cast

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consecreation Sunday

Consecration Sunday

It is the season of thanksgiving – one of my favorite times of the year.  I long ago discovered that once I start noticing the gifts God has given me, they seem to multiply.  So I thank God for the day, and the weather, and the church, and family and

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Glorious Inheritance

In my sermon on Sunday we talked about the immensity of the good news that is ours in Christ Jesus:  the freedom we have as his followers; the new life that is ours when we choose to commit our hearts and lives to him; the forgiveness that gives us a fresh start

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Lesson on The Beatitudes

The Beatitudes don’t make a whole lot of sense for people like us who live in this crazy and frenzied world that is so focused on self: always focusing on protecting ourselves, watching out for number one, nurturing our sense of self-entitlement. In our world blessings are given to people

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