Sunday is the first week of Route 66 and we'll be stopping by the Botanical Gardens of Eden! Our sermon text is Genesis 3:1-13; 22-24. From the beginning of time, God sought nothing more than a perfect relationship with creation. Unfortunately, from the onset of that relationship, temptation was a very real threat. The story of Adam and Eve is quite literal for some, others see it more allegorically. Either way, it tells us about the pitfalls of human frailty and the beginnings of the condition known as sin. Though the relationship between God and humankind had suffered damage, it did not stop God from pursuing a relationship with creation – a relationship that has experienced several ups and downs. Still, God pursues us, and deeply desires an intimate and personal relationship with each of us. Despite our own frailties, inabilities, and shortcomings, God still knows us, and still desires that we would take the time to get to know our Creator. Join us at 8:15, 9:30, or 11AM! -Chris
Join us TONIGHT for the United Methodist Men's Steak Fry. Dinner is served at 6:30PM. Adults $12, children under 12 $5. Your choice of grilled steak or chicken, salad, baked potato, and dessert. Proceeds benefit the UMM scholarship fund.
Join us TOMORROW for the United Methodist Men's Steak Fry. Dinner is served at 6:30PM. Adults $12, children under 12 $5. Your choice of grilled steak or chicken, salad, baked potato, and dessert. Proceeds benefit the UMM scholarship fund.
This Sunday we begin a brand new series called "Route 66!" US Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway and also known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. US 66 was established on November 11, 1926, and became one of the most famous roads in America. It ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending at Santa Monica, California, covering a total of 2,448 miles. Today, the highway has been officially decommissioned, but a resurgence is bringing it back to life with an attempt to preserve the historic route and its history.
While Route 66 might have been the mother road for the United States, Christians also have our own Route 66 comprised of the 66 books that make up our Bible. It winds from Genesis to Revelation, has never been decommissioned, and though it was written many years ago, it still has relevance for us today. In a summer where we’ve been on trial, have made sure we were in top running condition, and celebrated the Olympic Games, we now close the season with a road trip like no other – a journey through scripture as we explore our own Route 66.