“Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us; glory to him in the church and in Jesus Christ for all generations, forever and always. Amen.” – Ephesians 3:20-21
Welcome to Evangelical United Methodist Church’s (EUMC) very first blog post! EUMC is the place where we work hard to ACT OUR FAITH every day – and this blog is the place where we will celebrate that.
In our blog you will find stories about how God is at work in, through, around, and even despite (yes, we mess up sometimes) us. These will be personal stories from church members, stories about our church family, stories about the work God has given us to do through the Free Store, at the Women’s Prison, with our Broadwater School neighbors, and in the lives of the children & youth we love. You may even hear a story or two about our neighbors from around the world, such as the pastors we support in Angola, Africa.
We take our mission to Act Our Faith seriously.
Methodists tend to be “practical theologians.” We do not spend all of our time contemplating lofty theology or dreaming about our eternal destination. We know that the majority of our earthly lives must be spent living in the mess of the world. Because of that, we work hard to pragmatically live out our faith among the mess. We ask God to help us share the love of Christ with those who need it. We feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the prisoner. (Literally. We really and actually do those things.) We tutor the kids and pray for the teachers at Broadwater school. We treat each other as family – sharing one another’s burdens, encouraging each other, laughing and crying together, and sometimes arguing about our differences. And through it all, we love each other. Through it all, we recognize that in this mess of a world, we are stronger together. God uses us to bless each other and to bless the world.
So we hope you’ll enjoy the blogs we post! You are welcome to comment and share your own thoughts, and we trust you will do so in a manner that is helpful and respectful. May God bless our efforts and continue to be at work in, through, around, among, and even despite us! Amen.