This is a great article as to the origins of Father’s Day. It’s a genuine observation of fathers who have made sacrifices. As a United Methodist Christian its exciting to see we had much to its beginnings.
The Bible calls us to love our neighbors and to do justice and love kindness, not to indiscriminately kill one another.
Rev. Adam Hamilton, United Methodist Pastor and Author.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
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.