Being a visible and active presence of Christ in our community

Congregational Care Workshop

When:            Thursday, March 7 – Friday March 8 Times:            Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location:       Coronado Community UMC, 201 S. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 Who:               Training open to anyone interested in serving their brothers and sisters in need. Congregational Care,…

A Call for Prayers

The General Conference of the United Methodist Church gathers every four years from around the world to pray, discern, and decide about all issues that affect our denomination. In 2016 it was the last time they gathered to update our Book of Discipline, the instrument we may find all the guidelines that rules our denomination,…

New Sunday School Classes Starting Soon

Pancake Breakfast We’ll have a pancake breakfast on Sunday, January 13, at 9:15 a.m. in Bleekman Hall to kick off our Sunday School classes for the New Year! All children, youth, and their parents/guardians are invited to attend. New Adult Sunday School Class Starting next week, January 20, there will be a new adult class…

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…