The church is at its best when it has order to it seasonally. For many its a liturgical calendar that gives order to worship and what is taught from the pulpit. Celebrating the life of Christ as He was born and as He died is spiritually meaningful. The times in between are when Believers are called upon to be faithful and to emulate Him by showing love, peace, grace, mercy to all and to seek repentance and forgiveness.
Today is Good Friday. Remember the meaning of this day. Christ will soon be risen.
Announcing our Holy Week schedule for 2014. We have activities that are sure to inspire and bring you closer to Christ this Holy season. Maundy Thursday – 6:00 PM . White Oak UMC, Stations of the…
I think going to church to worship is very important because we are called to come together. We need to have the shared experience of praising God and being in the company of other believers. Unless one is homebound and cannot physically get out then I think there is a duty and calling for each of us to have fellowship with other believers in person. Our faith is something personal but also corporate and is best expressed in community. One’s growth as a believer can be strengthened in being in a small groups and in other activities ones house of worship provides. Having that communal experience is a part of ones spiritual development.
So going to church whenever that is for an individual is very necessary. When you are at church don’t be so in a hurry that you put a time constraint on the service, enjoy the fellowship and time together, God likes that. Don’t be rushed to get to the restaurants after service, they and your friends will be waiting.
Whatever faith tradition you are a part of gather with those who you share your beliefs in. Its a great way to grow in that faith and to share some love with people.
We welcome everyone to join this and every Sunday. Our pastor Rev. Lyle White will be preaching on “Trembling in the Giant’s Shadows” in our 10:45 service.
Many Christians “give something up” for Lent, but it usually has very little of impact on their life and walk with Christ. The reason is that we usually give stuff up for all the wrong reasons.
I post on occasion about faith and religion. I am a United Methodist Christian who seeks to live and blog in community with those who believe and those who don’t believe in God. I am here to express myself and to respect my fellow bloggers. My goal as a believer is to encourage, uplift and to be a positive representative of my faith community. I am also LGBTQ affirming and welcoming as an individual. The same God who loves me loves everyone, kind of cool how that works out. I also think Jesus loves the little guy and the people on the fringes.
Lets focus on what brings us together and that’s blogging. If I can help you in any way let me know. Grace and Peace to you all.
The Third Sunday of Advent at White Oak United Methodist Church
This morning our service was full of the spirit with great music and a great message from Pastor Lyle. Christmas does not begin without these four Sundays anticipating the coming of Christ.
Xmas is not a bad thing, its an abbreviation and not taking the Christ out of Christmas like so many folks are mistaken in saying. Thanks to the Episcopal Meme’s page on Facebook for this.
Love your neighbor as you love yourself.