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  • How a Church Works September 17, 2019
    Acts 2:36-47 Today, we’re going back to basics. And when I say “back to basics,” I mean the basics of how a church works.  All month long we’re reflecting on the nature of a church… because on the last Sunday of September, we’ll dedicate a newly renovated Sanctuary.  On that day, we want to be […]
  • What a Church Is September 9, 2019
    1 Corinthians 12:12-27 Sylva First UMC has just finished renovating its Sanctuary.  Projects like that have a way of taking longer than expected – especially if you want to make sure it’s done right.  In this case, the hardworking people of Sylva First had hoped to have the Sanctuary ready for their new pastor’s first […]
  • Letting Go September 1, 2019
    “This one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal of the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14). This weekend is a good weekend for “forgetting what lies behind.” It’s Labor Day weekend. It’s the beginning-of-the-end for […]

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