Being a visible and active presence of Christ in our community

40th Anniversary Logo

Thank you to all those who submitted entries for the 40th anniversary logo design. Our slogan is Celebrate the Past – Embrace the Future. This final rendition is a combination of two entries, and neither of the entrants wanted their names to be listed as a winner. They were just happy to have been a part…

Back to School

My dear brothers, and sisters, who doesn’t agree with me in wondering how fast this year is passing by. Some people may be returning from their summer vacation. However, August has already gone, and September is bringing us new challenges, events for others. We all may agree that this time is a very special for…

Making Christ’s Presence Visible

On his spiritual journey for holiness, Augustine of Hippo once said, “May I know You (Lord), as I know myself.” This is the first step to make Christ’s presence visible. Augustine considered and discerned his real self, about what he could do, and about how his spiritual gifts and talents empowered him to serve Christ’s…

The Theory of 1,000 Marbles

Even being newly retired, I’m finding it is still hard to “get it all done” and prioritize. There are always interruptions, especially when you care for others. The Scriptures this week lend themselves to looking at the rhythm of the Christian life, serving and resting. Even Jesus and his disciples were often so overwhelmed with…

Welcome Summer

In a few days we welcome the official first day of summer. On the same token, most of our children will be at home starting their summer vacations. On moments like this, we usually think that is a time to go out of town, a time to meet family, to have fun, especially during the…

Happy Easter

We are now in the spring season. It is very amazing that it is already April 1st, and today, we are beginning the Easter season. The 2018 year is passing by so quickly. Maybe some of us are already preparing our arrangements for Mother’s Day and graduations, like me. I have two nieces that are…

Day on Campus Event

Every year, hundreds of friends and family come to the main campus of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home (FUMCH) for a special open house, called Day on Campus. This year’s Day on Campus event, on Saturday, March 17, includes tours of the Enterprise campus, special performances, resident testimonies, a picnic lunch and wonderful fellowship…

Communications Update

In October we will begin communicating with the congregation in more efficient ways. Publishing weekly bulletins and monthly newsletters which contain mostly the same information has proved to be an inefficient use of time and effort among the office staff. Instead, we will be publishing a weekly newsletter for the congregation to take home so…

Thankful To Have Journeyed With You

On my very first Sunday with you, two years ago, I preached on Philippians 1:1-11. We focused on Paul’s affirmation from verse 6, “I am confidant in this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ.” I shared that there are lots of “good churches” out…