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Pastor’s Perspective – Lent 2022 - I will forever remember Lent 2022. As I have prayed, searched, listened and reflected I have realized I’m in a “wilderness” season. I doubt that I’m alone. Life has changed drastically since March 2020. As we continue to cope with the fluctuating stages of the pandemic, as we grieve the lives lost, as we contemplate the decisions our denomination is… Read More
Love Offering for Lent - The season of Lent is forty days that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter through prayer, doing penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving (gifts for the poor), and self-denial. This year we will join together as a church family and give generously to a Love Offering. We will… Read More
Pastor’s Perspective: November/December 2021 - Can you believe we are already in the season of Advent 2021? Just like you do, I often ask myself, “Where did the year go?” It seems that just yesterday I was attending spring baseball games and planting flowers. However, those are human questions and activities done in Chronos time. God’s time is Kairos time. Kairos is a Greek word meaning the right, critical or opportune… Read More
Pastor's Blog Pastor’s Blog: Simplified Accountable Structure Work Session - Simplified Accountable Structure Work Session Saturday, August 28, 20219:30 AMFellowship Hall Greetings, Church, Before I was appointed, under Anthony Inman’s leadership, the leaders of the church began discussing changing the committee structure of our church. The Committee Structure is how decisions are made. I believe this is a good idea as well because of our size and the scope of… Read More
Pastor's Blog Pastor’s Blog: Prayer - Prayer is the “chief Means of Grace.” Prayer is the foundation of a disciple’s life. Prayer is the foundation of congregational life in the church. In scripture, the primary purpose of prayer is to enable us to live in intimate relationship with God so that we become the agents of God’s saving purpose in the world. Prayer IS NOT a… Read More
Pastor's Blog Pastor’s Perspective: February 2021 - “3 Four men arrived carrying a paralyzed man on a stretcher. 4 They couldn’t get to Jesus through the crowd, so they dug through the clay roof above his head and lowered the sick man on his stretcher, right down in front of Jesus.[a]5 When Jesus saw how strongly they believed that he would help, Jesus said to the sick… Read More
Pastor's Blog Pastor’s Perspective: December 2020 - “I think we’re going to have an exceptionally good Christmas. The very fact that outward circumstance precludes our making provision for it will show whether we can be content with what is truly essential. I used to be very fond of thinking up and buying presents, but now that we have nothing to give, the gift God gave us in… Read More
Pastor's Blog Pastor’s Perspective: November 18, 2020 - “The presentIs too much for the senses,Too crowding, too confusing—Too present to imagine.” Robert Frost I’ve always loved this quote. I’ve thought of it often during times of extreme busyness, brokenness or change. However, since March 15th this year (the day we suspended onsite worship) I think of this quote every single day. I suspect that most of us can… Read More
Pastor's Blog From Pastor Quita: October 27, 2020 - Dear Church, We have had members of our congregation test positive for COVID-19 the past few weeks. In response the Administrative Council met Monday evening to review the Governor’s Recommendations for Churches/Places of Worship and to review our health and safety practices. The leaders of our church want to continue to provide onsite worship as well as offering our worship… Read More
Welcome Post Feature Welcome to First United Methodist Church Dumas! - Welcome to ! I am so happy that YOU ended up on our website today! I hope that YOU find what you are looking for here and that we get to see you on a Sunday soon! Please know that you are NEVER required to know anything or do anything or be perfect or anything like that to attend this… Read More