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3 Selfish Reasons I’m Grateful for First Street Methodist Mission

By | Jul-16-2020 | First Street Methodist Mission, Serve, Youth Ministries, Z - Front Page

Over these past 4 months, I have been unbelievably grateful for First Street Methodist Mission for a variety of selfish reasons. I wanted to offer this love letter to the ministry that has ministered to me in these past 4 months. So to Linda, Bernie, Kathryn, the volunteers, the board, and all of you have donated: thank you.

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Part of First Church’s DNA

By | Jul-07-2020 | First Street Methodist Mission, Give, Methodist Justice Ministry, Stewardship & Generosity, Z - Front Page

I hope you heard Rev. Lance Marshall and Dr. Mike Marshall share the exciting news on Sunday morning about current giving here at FUMCFW. Total giving — giving that supports designated ministries, programs, Next90, and partner organizations — is up an amazing 30% in comparison to 2019. Thank you! First Church’s response should not be surprising, because after all, that is part of our DNA – putting discipleship into heartfelt action.

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How To Avoid Thinking “God is on the Side of the Poor”

By | Jul-01-2020 | Community Advocate, DiscipleChurch, Pray, Worship, Z - Front Page

The first beatitude, “blessed are the poor” in Luke’s gospel, reads “blessed are the poor in spirit” in Matthew’s gospel. Jesus is not telling people to be poor, or poor in spirit so they can gain the kingdom of heaven. He’s making an announcement — God is for the poor. The question for the church is — who are we for?

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Always Raising Cain

By | Jun-18-2020 | Community Advocate, Z - Front Page

For all the questions we may fairly ask about the story of Cain and Abel, there are a few critical issues that must not get lost in our questions about the text. What does it really mean to “be my brother (and sister)’s keeper? In the words of Elie Wiesel,”do your best.” Here’s a little bit more about how that might look in today’s world.

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What can we do?

By | Jun-04-2020 | Methodist Justice Ministry, Pray, Z - Front Page

So what can we as a church — and what can we as individual Christians — say and do in response to the death of George Floyd, the resulting outrage and demonstrations, and the looting and burning by a minority of the protesters? There is at the core of each of us a presence of God that abhors this racism, injustice, and oppression — and will bring us out of it together.

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