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Beautiful Scene Misty Old Forest with Sun Rays, Shadows and Fog

Will You?

“Will you come and follow me, if I but call your name?” The words echo joyfully from the first verse in the hymn, “The Summons,”

Sacred Circles: Book Study

Spots are still available in the upcoming "House Meetings" with the FUMC Sacred Circle and Reckoning with Racism (land story) groups. Come deepen your relationship…
MARINHA GRANDE, PORTUGAL – FEBRUARY 11: Paulo Silva participating in “12th Classic and Sport Cars Meeting of Motor Club Of Marinha Grande”, in Marinha Grande, Portugal on February 11, 2012.

A Place to Land

In this video, Landing volunteer and PSU student Stephanie Larson reads a testimonial story about how The Landing provided support to a fellow student experiencing…
Communication Breakdown

Kate’s Musings – June 9

Back on October 31 in worship, Rev. Donna announced what would be happening during the interim period between her retirement on January 15th and June…
Peace is a Verb – graphic

A Message on Peace

A note from Drew: I really care about your wellness in reading and engaging the topic of gun violence. I encourage you to care for…


Pentecost, the day we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the church, marks the turning point between the fanfare of…

MFSA Newsletter

The Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) has been around for a long time - advocating for justice wherever and whenever it needed.