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The Blessing of Time

Jul 1, 2017   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly, Messages  //  Comments Off on The Blessing of Time

Everyday I realize, with joy, the blessing of more time here at Bay View United Methodist Church!

  • Building relationships in a culture where relocation is a norm, broken promises saddens many hearts and wellness in body, mind and spirit challenges daily living requires the precious gift that is the consistency of time to grow trust and openness to healing.
  • Visioning for ministry involves the experience of place over time to get a sense of the ebb and flow of need, interest and energy for the work that we’re called to do. Gauging our way forward is an exciting pursuit!
  • Equipping leadership is effective when prayerful consideration, invitation, coaching and launching is given time and adequate space for nurturing and practice.

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Invitations, Opportunities, Introductions

Jun 1, 2017   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly, Messages  //  Comments Off on Invitations, Opportunities, Introductions

Local church communities form because of common lived experience, common ideals and a common locale. Over the years some stay exactly as they began as generations of families come faithfully through the same doors, sit in the same pews surrounded by the same people doing the same things year after year. Other communities morph as the neighborhood Read more >>

Helpers…What a Blessing!

May 1, 2017   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly, Messages  //  Comments Off on Helpers…What a Blessing!

The children are on my mind as we round out this Sunday School program year. Our church embraces children in a way I have not experienced elsewhere – ever! You see them and value them and you encourage parents with your support in so many ways. Numbers Read more >>

Belonging

Apr 1, 2017   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly, Messages  //  Comments Off on Belonging

– a Lenten Reflection on Membership and Life in Community

Why do you belong? How do you belong?

I am reading a fascinating book by Simon Sinek called, Start with Why. I am discovering that people, including me, need to belong! Our need to belong is biological: it helps us to feel safe and connected and we often actually crave it!

Simon says belonging is something Read more >>

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