Beyond Cards and Chocolates

Ah, love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, a day for romance and lovers. Or is it? Would the real Valentine (yes, he was a real person, not a cherub who shot arrows) even recognize our February 14 celebration? Read more…

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Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?

The sales have already started! Last year, Black Friday crept into Black Thursday. This year, Christmas “Black Friday” sales started in October! The advertisers’ job is to tell us what we need. We “need” that new technology. We “need” that new toy or that new outfit. It just won’t be Christmas if that one special item isn’t under the tree! Read more…

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Called To Do Great Things

Nearly every day at UMCL I hear the story of someone whose life has been touched by the various ministries of this congregation. Whether it is a teen struggling with questions of faith, or a young adult looking for community, or a family needing winter coats for their kids, each story portrays a way that this congregation is “Jesus with skin on.” Read more…

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