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September 2018

Preachers always look forward to the Fall (at least, this one does!).  Fall means school is in session, which means vacations are ending, which means church attendance increases.  As attendance increases, so does giving.  The major Holidays (Thanksgiving and...

School Starts Soon

I know most of us are too old for this, but school starts soon!  Among our family of God here at Winfield First UMC, we have students and teachers who have been anticipating/dreading this day for months! Next week (August 5), we will have a special time of blessing...

March Begins

The month of March begins and ends with Holy Communion.  Just like always, we have a first Sunday of the month Communion service at 11:00.  Then, on March 29, we will observe Maundy Thursday at 6:00 pm.  Maundy Thursday is the day when Jesus shared his last supper...

 From the Music Room

 From the Music Room   Jesus, you were “Born to Be the Bread” of life.  “What Wondrous Love Is This” that “Jesus Paid It All” through his blood.  It is “Written in Red” and I love you is what Calvary said.  We can through His grace say “It Is Well with My Soul.” ...

From The Pastor

At the Administrative Board meeting last week, we talked about worship attendance. I expressed a goal of increasing our average attendance. For 2017, our average was 96 people per week. In 2018, let’s increase that to 100! That means we need to hold on to the...

From The Music Room

Season of Lent   It is time for preparing our hearts and music for Lent.  We will have six weeks of a thoughtful season of prayer, repentance, and remembrance of what Jesus did for us. We welcome new Choir members to join the experience. Adult Choir will start...

Happy New Year from the Music Room

I want to start by thanking everyone for a wonderful worship experience in “The Mystery of Christmas”. There are so many people from the church staff, ladies in the kitchen, ushers, children, parents, those who came, those who made snacks and Misty for...

From The Music Room

It’s Advent So-“Shout the News” and ring the “Carol of the Bells” because we’re “Almost There”.  Look for the “Star of Bethlehem” to the Baby Jesus “Away in a Manger”.  “Who Could Imagine a...

From The Pastor

November is here!  Traditionally, that means three things for us United Methodists, maybe four:  Charge Conference, Stewardship, Thanksgiving, and sometimes Advent.  That is certainly the case in 2017! Our yearly Charge Conference happens on November 12, at 3:00 pm at...

From The Music Room

October, we will be giving praise and worship to our sovereign God. When did worship begin?  The first scripture was Exodus 23:25-26, I Samuel 2:2 (Hannah’s worshipful prayer), 2 Samuel 7:21-22 (David’s grateful worship), I Chronicles 16:31-34 (David’s song of...

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