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Are You Seeking Truth?

St. George Island United Methodist Church Blog 9-1-19
How do you live your life? To what standard do you live your life? Why, Whom, and What do you seek? Nicodemus, a highly educated man and a leader of the Jews, sought after Jesus by night with flattering words after hearing Jesus teach and perform miracles. Nicodemus knew there was something different about Jesus. He knew Jesus came from God, but he and others were battling in their heads and hearts; “Who is this Jesus?” “Where did He come from?” Nicodemus wanted to know the truth! This Sunday we will look deeper into the conversation of Jesus and Nicodemus. St. George Island United Methodist Church is open to everyone! We look forward to worshiping with you!
Hi! I am Dee Allen. My husband, Rod, and I are associate members of SGIUMC; a family church that is near and dear to our heart. I am thankful for the opportunity to share God’s Word this Sunday, September 1st. I am studying to become a Certified Lay Minister in the United Methodist Church. One of the requirements for me to become certified is to give a sermon of the committee’s choice. So, I will be teaching this Sunday on the text of John 3:1-18
I would like to say a special “Thank You” to Pastor Brian for being an encouraging and supportive mentor to me on my journey to serve our Lord.

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Today’s world creates an environment where we are more connected through technology than ever before, but at the same time feel more isolated from real, deep connections in our own lives. It’s easy to feel alone in the darkness and to believe that nothing you can do makes a difference. Nothing could be further from the truth. We are never alone, for God is always with us. In Psalm 18, David wrote, “For You light my lamp; The LORD my God illumines my darkness.”

Like the lighthouse down the street, St. George Island United Methodist Church seeks to shine the light of Christ by sharing his love in our community, state, and around the world. As a lighthouse servant church, we help people locally, nationally, and abroad through our missions.  We hope that you will join us in person or online as we seek to share God’s message of endless love and eternal hope.

 

Our Mission:
Share the light of Jesus and Embrace the Community to transform lives through the Holy Spirit to grow ministries and missions for all generations
for the Glory of God.

 

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Pope Francis recently shared this beautiful passage about how to live during Lent and beyond. When we think of things to give up during Lent, shouldn’t our negative behaviors  be the first to go?

 

 

A Lenten Diet

by John B. Wolf

Fast from Criticism, Feast on Praise.

Fast from Self-Pity, Feast on Joy.

Fast from Ill-Temper, Feast on Peace.

Fast from Resentment, Feast on Contentment.

Fast from Jealousy, and Feast on Love.

Fast from Pride, and Feast on Humility.

Fast from Selfishness, and Feast on Service.

Fast from Fear, and Feast on Faith.

 

 

Fast from hurting words and say kind words.

Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.

Fast from anger and be filled with patience.

Fast from pessimism and be filled with Hope.

Fast from worries and have trust in God.

Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.

Fast from pressures and be prayerful.

Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.

Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.

Fast from grudges and be reconciled.

Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

 

 

This passage appears in Celebrating Easter and Spring: An Anthology of Unitarian Universalist Readings, ed. by Carl Seaburg and Mark Harris (Anne Miniver Press, 2000).