A United Methodist Community

Where Faith Meets Life

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Harrisburg, PA 17112




Sunday, January 12   ::   Self-Control   ::   2 Peter 1:3-11 / 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
If life is a lock, self-control is the key. Self-control helps us to look past the immediate

and temporary to the future and eternal things that truly matter. It is also a fruit

of the Spirit that can be grown and developed. We will look at ways to gain greater

self-control in our lives.

Sunday, January 19  ::   Familiarity Breeds Contempt   ::   Mark 5:1-20 & Mark 6:53-56 / Mark 6:1-6
You have heard the phrase “familiarity breeds contempt”. In Jesus’ hometown the people knew Jesus so well they reject him as being the Son of God. However, in the Gentile town of Gennesaret they greatly accepted him. We today can become so familiar with Jesus that we lose reverence for him. We will look for ways to regain the fear of the Lord.

Sunday, January 26   ::   Stewardship   ::   It Is ALL God’s Anyway   ::   Psalm 24:1-2 / Matthew 25:14-30
Everything we have is God’s. Nothing belongs to us. Caring for what God has entrusted to us is called stewardship. So when we give, we are giving back what is truly his. When a person trusts the biblical concept of stewardship it should change the way we understand everything.

Sunday, February 2   ::   To Get or To Give?   ::   John 4:1-24 / 1 Chronicles 16:23-31
When you come for worship do you come for you or for God? Many people come to church because they want to be ‘fed’ by God. They come to worship to get something out of it. However, we should never come to be fed or get something out of worship. We must come to worship for God and to put our all into praising God. With God placed first in our worship then we will truly be fed and get something from God.

Sunday, February 9   ::   The BIBLE, Is That the Book For Me?  ::   Deuteronomy 11:18-22 / 2 Timothy 3:10-17
For many the Bible is just a dusty old book on a shelf, yet for others the Bible is the authoritative word of God. There are many different issues surrounding peoples’ understanding of the Bible. We will examine the most important ones, and consider what it means for the Bible to be the foundation of our lives.

Sunday, February 16  ::  One Bible, Many Interpretations  ::  Mark 13:28-31 / Hebrews 4:12-13
There are good ways and bad ways to interpret the Bible, and we will examine both. A good reading of the Bible always considers the literary and historical context of the text. We as Methodists also look to the Quadrilateral for guidance in understanding the Bible. This Sunday we will focus on reading the Bible in the best way possible.

Sunday, February 23   ::   Same Bible, Different Verdicts   ::   1 Corinthians 11:6 / Psalm 119:105-112  ::  Holy Communion
Two people can read the same Bible passage and get different verdicts of what it says. How is this possible? There have been great church splits and families torn apart over different readings of the Bible. How do you respond to people who read the Bible differently than you? We will seek to answer these questions; bring your brain and heart to church. 

Psalm 122:1

I was glad when they said unto me, 'Let us go into the house of the Lord.'