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    Sharing God’s Love through Service……………

    We are nearing the end of our study of spiritual disciplines – practices that enable us to draw closer to God and shape a life that is pleasing to God.  We’ve talked about prayer – honest, forthright, regular conversations with God; and about our need to gather with other Christians

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    Daily Reading…….

        I was amazed to discover that out of 200 Life Journals ordered and put out on Sunday, just 5 remained at the end of the day.  That means that 195 persons out there have a whole new tool to help you draw closer to the only One that

  • Worship weekly…………………

          We are continuing our journey through spiritual practices that can be helpful in tuning our hearts to God’s heart; in aligning our spirits to the One Spirit that matters, the Holy Spirit of God.  This week we talked about the discipline of keeping the Sabbath holy and

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    Our God is a God who hears our prayers and answers them, often in surprising ways.

          If you were in worship Sunday I hope you picked up a slip with green dots on it, and put one of those dots in strategic locations around your car and house to remind yourself to open up a conversation with the God who loves you, and

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    Kinder Prep Pre-Literacy Program

      New Directions Institute for Infant Brain development and First Things First are presenting a FREE 3-part series of parent-child interactive workshops for children from 3-5 years old.  Sessions focus on inexpensive, at home activities known to encourage brain development and help prepare a child’s brain for success in school. These workshops are for

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    Hurricane Relief Mission Project

    The Desert Southwest Conference will send a work team to travel to New Jersey tentatively on April 6-13, 2013 to help with the recovery from Hurricane Sandy.  The work is expected to include removing and/or installing wall board, flooring or roofing.  Special skills are not required, but some experience in home repairs and maintenance

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    Forgiveness: To forgive others

    It was another tough week on the forgiveness front as we considered our mandate to forgive others, as many as seven times a day, or perhaps as many at 77 times or  even 70 times 7 times.  That’s a LOT!  We are to forgive regardless of whether the other person

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    Forgiveness is not……………………….

                    This week we looked together at some things forgiveness is NOT, which included the following: Forgiveness is NOT denying our hurt to keep the peace Forgiveness is NOT accepting inappropriate blame for our own hurt Forgiveness is NOT just a warm fuzzy feeling toward another

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    Spring Camping Trip

                All Church Spring Camping Trip will be April 19-21st at the Ponderosa Campground, north of Payson.  Campsites will be available for tent camping as well as campers and trailers.  The cost for the tent sites will be about $25, with the camper and trailer

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    Blood Drive

        First United Methodist Church of Gilbert will be holding their next blood drive on Sunday, June 9, in the Activity Center, from 7:00-11:00am To sign up, please visit United Blood Services and use the sponsor code:  FirstUMC, or contact Chris Thompson at 480-892-5640 Donate blood with United Blood Services in