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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…

Greetings, Easter People!

Greetings Easter People! We’ve made the journey through the desert and darkness of Lent, and now we are basking in the light of Easter! A mentor once told me, “As Christians, when things go into the tomb, it is normal for us to expect God to bring something new out of that same tomb.” This…

God’s Resurrection Power

April will begin in sorrow and end in celebration. Easter falls mid month this year. This means we will begin the month mid-way through our Lent journey to the cross of Jesus. Even as we will celebrate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, we know the cross is coming. Yet, as April 30 arrives, we will…

Looking to the Future

We approved a new church structure for Tomoka at our annual Church Conference last October. This new structure makes better use of people’s time, coordinates committee work, and creates a team whose purpose is to undertake detailed planning of the church’s future. Your Church Council met early in January and identified two major goals for the first six…

Sharing

Christmas, a time of joy, wonder, love, and happiness, is drawing near. But, to be honest this year I just did not seem to have the Christmas spirit. I think the reason I was having difficulty is because I was feeling old this year. To be honest, I have been old for a couple of years. Maybe other people…

2016 Holiday and Craft Bazaar

The 2016 Holiday Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, November 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in Bleekman Hall. We hope everyone in the congregation in able to help in some way, by donating items, baking, creating crafts, or by helping set up or clean up. Fliers are available in the narthex. Take some and post…

Family Worship Experience

My favorite moment in the Family Worship Experience on Sunday August 28 at 10:00 a.m. was looking out into the congregation as we sang “I’ve got so much, so much, so much to be thankful for…”. I saw the intergenerational family of God worshiping together, and it was awesome! The only problem was we didn’t have enough egg shakers…