Janin Comiskey's parents were in a horrific crash this past Wednesday near Reno. Though quite bruised and sore, they have thankfully been released from the hospital. Their dog, Kelsey escaped in the chaos and is still in the wilderness on her own.
Please add Sheena and Frank Ignacio to your prayers for healing and that their dog, Kelsey comes out of hiding and returns to her family. They are desperately searching for her.
You may follow Janin on Facebook or contact Elizabeth for updates.
Devotional for the week of September 27
It is difficult to be in the present moment, when that moment is filled with uncertainty. And yet, we are called to this as a response to God’s grace, which is already present. And so, while the world is changing around us,
God’s grace is the constant.
FUMC Core Value:
We offer our presence to all, no matter their circumstance. We share God’s loving grace through our compassionate action.
Loving God, Source of Goodness, Wellspring of Hope, we praise you for your steadfast presence with us, through trial and tribulation, in the routine of everyday life, and in the precious moments of joy and celebration.
You know that the barometer of feelings fluctuates frequently these days. We are bored with the monotony of daily life. We feel so distant from human contact, from those whom we love and those whose presence fills us with exuberance. We are weary of the news cycle that fills us with increasing concern not just for ourselves, but also for the multitudes. We are haunted once again by the Red Flag Warning and fear what the wind might blow our way.
We lift these burdens to You, O God. Through Jesus, You demonstrate your unconditional love and concern for the welfare of your people. Wrap your healing Spirit around all who grieve the loss of life to illness, violence, or natural causes. Fill the hungry with good things and move us to share our abundance. Lift those who are crushed in spirit, at a loss for how to move forward. Weave your Holy Spirit into us, empowering us to make a dent in repairing our broken land and world one kind act, one gentle word, one heartfelt prayer at a time. In the name of our Savior, Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Announcing a new (zoom) Women’s Book Study: CASTE
by Isabel Wilkerson.
Led by Penny Hunt and Diane Wikse We'll meet Friday mornings,
October 9 through November 20
The Tuesday Women’s book study will be You are Never Aloneby Max Lucado. It is hot off the presses, so there are only hard backed books available which Cathie already has on hand. They are $20.00 each. This class meets on Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 to 2:30 (sometimes a bit longer) on Zoom. We will begin the first Tuesday in October (6th). If you are interested in joining us, contact Cathie Bryan at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Videos of the Annual Conference Worship Services, Devotionals, Presentations, and Sessions are available at www.cnumc.org/session-resources. Of special interest may be the Laity Session, a panel conversation with Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color regarding our current conversations about race.
Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
New participants are welcome to this group that includes personal sharing, reflections on a spiritual reading, and prayer. Contact Pastor Lori for the upcoming article and Zoom link
JOIN US FOR A (ZOOM)
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS SERVICE
Conference led Prayer Challenge The newly formed Children’s Ministry Task Force of the Young People’s Ministry has challenged all congregations to be in prayer for children world wide. Starting on September 3rd and continuing through January 7th, there will be a
Prayer Challenge of the Week
Week 5: Non-immigrant children
For children to have an opportunity for education, meals, health benefits.
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We the people of First United Methodist Church of Santa Rosa commit ourselves to the mission of growing loving communities of faith centered on Jesus that express themselves through both personal spirituality and social responsibility, reaching up to God and reaching out to all people in God’s love.
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