Uncategorized The First Carol

The First Carol

The prophecy of Zechariah shocks us all!

God is taking action in all our lives as we enter Advent Season! This intrusion comes in the shape of a “song”, the first of three in the scriptures which prophecy the coming of the Lord Jesus! Prepare your hearts a new for this season of hope, love, joy, and peace. Join us this Sunday @ 10:15. Blessings.

The Joy Continues,

Pastor Brian

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The prophet Jeremiah is suffering from the unfaithfulness of God’s people. His heart is breaking as he visions war and disruption. He asks “Is there no balm in Gilead?” He is referring to a famous resin (ointment) harvested from the trunks of balsam pine trees that grow in the region of Gilead. Come and worship with us this Sunday and share the gospel that the Lord indeed provides grace, love, and spread Holy Spirit Balm.

The Joy Continues,

Pastor Brian

Exciting New “See All the People” Bible Study Begins Monday April 9thExciting New “See All the People” Bible Study Begins Monday April 9th

Join us for at 6:30 pm for Monday Night Bible Study as we begin the exciting new series “See All the People” which challenges us to go beyond the walls of our church and become more engaged with our community. For those unable to attend the Monday evening class, we will meet again on Thursday morning at 10:30 am in the SGIUMC Fellowship Hall. We hope to see you there!



Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

                                                                                                                               — Acts 2:46-47


Thoughts on How to Live During Lent and BeyondThoughts on How to Live During Lent and Beyond




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).