Month: April 2019

Mental Health Awareness

May is national mental health awareness month. One in five adults, about 48.3 million people, will struggle with their mental health this year.  Unfortunately, churches don’t always have the best track record of addressing this mental health crisis. Our congregation was recently reminded of the importance of proper mental health education and resources. Inspired by the …

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It’s Almost Easter

Yes, last week we were thinking about passing out candles on Christmas Eve. Now, we’re anticipating arranging flowers and lilies for Easter. Wow! Holy Week is one of the most important times in the life of the Christian community. I hope this finds you having walked the Lenten road of discipline, reflection, and sacrifice. I …

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Any Childhood Stories?

Following Easter, I’m going to do a series of sermons on the world of a child. It’s titled, “Revisiting Childhood.” I believe we can learn a lot about how Christians should live if we return to experiencing life as a child. To paraphrase a poet, “The child is father to the man.” In these four …

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Photo of Lead Pastor Rev. Andy Bryan

New Lead Pastor

Rev. Andy Bryan Bishop Robert Farr, of the Missouri Area of The United Methodist Church, has appointed Rev. Andy Bryan as our new Lead Pastor, effective July 1, 2019. After serving Manchester United Methodist Church for 9 years Rev. Greg Weeks, retired June 30. Rev. Andy comes to us from Campbell United Methodist Church in …

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Lenten Prayer Guide

Saturday’s Modern Worship concert was a huge success. More scenes are on Facebook. Many thanks to the worship team and volunteers who made this first-time Joy of Music concert possible! In a sermon a few weeks ago, I gave an outline of a Lenten prayer exercise. Since then, I’ve received some positive feedback about how helpful …

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