Camp Creation VBS

Join us for Camp Creation VBS, July 31st – Aug 3rd! Registration is now open! Visit the link below to sign up. Open to kids ages 3-5th grade. Registration Link Youth grades 6-12 are also invited to register and participate in our ‘Mission Possible’ mission projects that will take place during VBS. Questions? Contact Courtney.

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Pastor’s Ponderings

We have arrived again at the most important time on the Christian calendar. Holy Week returns every year and yet it is always different, always surprising, which is certainly appropriate because this is the week when God surprised us and when God offered us new life. A year is usually enough time for me to

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After the Storm

Our prayers are with all our NC neighbors dealing with flooding. While we pray, we also can help. An effort called Recover Lumberton is collecting donations to help flood victims there – the list of items is below. You can take those donations through this Saturday to Pine Valley United Methodist Church located at 3788 Shipyard

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World Communion Sunday

On Sunday, October 2, we will be joining with churches around the globe to celebrate World Communion Sunday. We will have a special service of communion at both worship services that morning. Also on that day, during the Sunday School hour, at 9:45am we will have an “Agape Feast” in the Fellowship Hall that the whole church is invited to. The

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Help. Thanks. Wow.

“I do not know much about God and prayer, but I have come to believe, over the past twenty-five years, that there’s something to be said about keeping prayer simple. Help. Thanks. Wow.” With these words Anne Lamott opens her book on prayer, showing us the reason for the title: Help Thanks Wow. Over the

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Holding the Light of Life

Yesterday on my way home from church, I learned on the radio that three more policemen were gunned down in Baton Rouge. I cursed under my breath. Not again. But it has happened again. The darkness is so strong that at times it seems it has taken over. Our news inevitably focuses on the darkness,

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Four Thoughts after the Orlando Massacre

In the early hours of Sunday morning, a man walked into Pulse, a well-known gay nightclub in Orlando, and opened fire with an assault rifle. In an act of terror, motivated by violent religious extremism, he slaughtered 49 other people and wounded another 53. I look forward to the day when I no longer need

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Why the Church Needs Youth and Children

Last Sunday, we celebrated Youth Sunday in both our worship services. Colby Westbrook gave a beautiful solo. Our parents prayed for their children and then the youth prayed for their parents. Our younger children sang “This Little Light of Mine!” And Jacob Reinger played Jesus in a skit we did together for the sermon. I

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