Being a visible and active presence of Christ in our community

Youth Trip Fundraiser

Our youth group worked with the Nurture Committee to hold a pancake breakfast to raise money for the upcoming youth retreat/mission trip at Lake Junaluska in July. The meal and the fellowship were enjoyed by everyone. Thank you to everyone who worked to make this event both successful and enjoyable!

Priorities for 2016

I love the beginning of the year. It is a season fresh with possibilities. As a church, I am excited about 2016. As I have listened and talked with folks in our church and here are my priorities for the year, based on our vision statement. Becoming an intergenerational congregation of faith! We are already…

The Journey of Faith

I am always on the lookout for clever, creative, and simple ways to talk about God’s work in Jesus. The Christian faith is amazingly complex, to say nothing of trying to understand God. It is tempting to get lost in the mysteries of the universe, and yet, still struggle to find ways to live our…

Invitation to the Prayer Group

I ask you, is there anything that Christians can do on their own other than prayer that brings them closer to God? Is there any singular act of their own that pulls the powerful arms of a comforting God to embrace us in time of trouble or sickness? When we are hurt and someone asks…

Introducing Pastor Brian Johnson

Pastor Brian Johnson has been appointed by Bishop Kenneth Carter and the Florida Cabinet to be the next pastor at Tomoka United Methodist Church. Brian will be ordained as an Elder in Full Connection at the 2015 Florida Annual Conference in June and will begin at Tomoka UMC on July 1, 2015. Brian has been serving as…

Let Your Light Shine

My hobby is photography. One morning last week, just before sunrise, I went to the lake near our house to get some photographs of birds in the early light. When I had finished shooting and was walking away I saw this green Luna Moth on a street light. The street light is white, the light cover on which the…

Holiday Bazaar

The annual Bazaar will take place on Saturday, November 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There are flyers in the narthex for anyone to pick up. Please use them to help publicize the event. Post them at work, your clubhouse, or places you patronize. Post them anywhere you think it would be useful. Or, you might…