News

  • “E”

    August 31, 2018

    From the Pastor’s Desk I have been trying to lose weight for a while now. Following a diet does not seem to be very compatible with church life. If you are Methodist, it can be an outright impossibility. At every turn, there is some yummy food, donuts, morning bagels, baked bread or something ...

  • Social Media Break

    August 14, 2018

    News for Youth So I took a break from most social media communications: Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger. I’m sure that it will be a temporary break for some of these and permanent for others. I still use Facebook for daily devotions and such. When social media started, I was very hesitant to get ...

  • Beautiful Creation

    August 14, 2018

    In the book of Genesis, the Word says, “In the beginning, God created heaven and earth.” He described earth as a flat mess. And also a place that was empty. I am amazed at how God saw this emptiness and cast His vision into its final outcome. He started ordering and organizing ...

  • One Day in Your Courts

    July 31, 2018

    From the Pastor’s Desk “For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness.” – Psalm 84:10 I have read Psalm 84 numerous times. It is one of those psalms that really speaks ...

  • Privilege, Not Punishment

    July 12, 2018

    News for Youth So summer is here and I am so looking forward to my first summer camp experience with the best youth group on the planet! I love these guys because they keep me young. I wanted to share a story that I shared with the Latino congregation. When I was about 7 ...

  • Where Will You Spend Eternity?

    June 12, 2018

    News for Youth I remember the very first time I did a hospital visit after my salvation. My brother-in- law called me and said, “Hey, would like to go to the hospital with me?” I said, “Sure, why not?” In my mind, I was just going for the ride to stand by my ...

  • Moving Forward with Our Vision

    May 3, 2018

    From the Pastor’s Desk The apostle Paul often wrote to the churches thanking God for their faithful work for the kingdom. In these letters, he often writes about how thankful he is to God for having the opportunity to serve with them in ministry. Today, I must admit, I truly understand that sense ...

  • Why Parables?

    May 2, 2018

    Del Escritorio del Pastor Comparti el pasado mes que Jesus tenia un estilo unico de enseñanza. El utilizaba lo que la biblia describe como parabolas. Porque parabolas? Cual era el proposito de Jesus enseñar en parabolas? La respuesta a la pregunta es que este era al “PowerPoint” de Jesus para que la gente pudiese ...

  • Growing with God

    May 1, 2018

    News for Youth There are a couple of things I have learned in this past month while hanging out with our youth. One is that I have realized that I am not as young as they are LOL! Second is how much I love these kids. I see that they want to do ...

  • Update on Youth Ministry

    April 17, 2018

    News for Youth God continues to amaze me. He has trusted me with one of the most important ministries in Skyland UMC and I am humbled for that. I believe that our youth are very important to this body and I am committed to use my gifts to make this ministry a success. ...

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