Eureka First United Methodist Church

Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors

Open Minds. Open Hearts. Open Doors.

Pastor’s Letters

October 2019

Yet you do not even know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” James 4:14 Dear Ones, These words from James remind us of the unknown future we all have on this earth in our…

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September 2019

Dear Ones, In 2014 a stranger came a to our worship service on Sunday morning. He was clean and well dressed with a jacket and tie, but his roller bag suitcase gave him away as someone without permanent housing. I, and many of you, greeted him and over the next…

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June 2019

“I said, ‘I will guard my ways that I may not sin with my tongue;’” Psalm 39:1 Dear Ones, Sometimes we can feel overwhelmed with what it means to follow in the way of Jesus. We may think that if we become familiar with the entire Bible, then we will…

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May 2019

“By God’s great mercy God has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” 1 Peter 1:3 Dear Ones, Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed! The proclamation of the Resurrection of Jesus the Christ following his death by crucifixion…

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April 2019

“What a wildly wonderful world, God! You made it all, with Wisdom at your side, made earth overflow with your wonderful creations.” Psalm 104:24 The Message Dear Ones, This is my seventh Trillium season with you. I always delight in walking and hiking in various places, delighting in the diversity…

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March 2019

“the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on [the Lord]. For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’” Romans 9:31 Dear Ones, My faith has been nurtured primarily in the Methodist Church. Though I was baptized as an…

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February 2019

“In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.” Matthew 7:12 Dear Ones, All of us are familiar with what is known as “The Golden Rule.” Jesus spoke these words as part of his Sermon on the Mount…

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