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    Jonah Chapter 2

        On Sunday we continued our journey together through  the book of Jonah, looking at the end of chapter 1, and all of chapter 2.  We saw that Jonah was thrown into the sea, at his request, because he knew that he was the problem.  He knew he was

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    Jonah 1:1

          The word of the Lord came to Jonah, son of Ammitai….. (Jonah 1:1) The word of the Lord came – God SPOKE – to Jonah, who was able to hear that word and understand what God wanted from him. If this wonderful story about a reluctant prophet

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    Promotion Sunday

    Promotion Sunday is Sunday June 16.   This is  when all Sunday School Children AND Youth start going to the grade that they will be in for the 2013/2014 School Year. I know it might seem odd to see your little one that just graduated from Kindergarten to be going

  • SunSplash 2013

    Friday, June 14    1:00 – 6:00 pm All new Junior High, Senior High youth, 2013 graduates, and their friends.   Don’t miss out on this awesome day in the sun for only $20 per person Make sure to RSVP back to the Church by Wednesday June 12 and to

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    Difficult times are the seedbed for spiritual growth

        No only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.”  Romans

  • apostle creed 3a

    I believe in the holy catholic church, the communion of saints………..

        We have come to the end of the Apostle’s Creed, with the phrases “I believe in the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life afterlasting.”  On Sunday we talked at some length about what it means

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    “I believe in the Holy Spirit”

      “I believe in the Holy Spirit” Not many words, but many, many meanings.  When we affirm our belief in the Spirit we affirm that God is present with us  as the Holy Spirit to comfort, console, guide, teach, lead, empower, enable, and change us; that our God is not

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    Michael Stephenson Memorial

    Friends of First United Methodist Church, It has been a difficult week for our church family, and we are trying to be sure that all persons who call this church home have heard our sad news.  Michael Stephenson, Director of Children and Youth Ministries at First UMC, fell and sustained

  • Aloha Pastor Eve

    Effective July 1, 2013 Rev. Eve Williams will assume the role of Associate Pastor at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church. We are very proud of Rev. Williams and know that her many gifts and talents will be deepened through her new assignment. Rev.  Williams is much loved by our congregation

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    Summer Volleyball Progams

    Summer is right around the corner and that means church volleyball. First United Methodist Church of Gilbert has traditionally done a great job participating and promoting the summer volleyball programs. Let’s make sure that 2013 is no exception!! The following leagues will be organized: Jr. High – team members must