We invite you to join us on the greatest journey of your life- the journey of knowing, loving, and serving God. It is on this journey that we make the most of our meaningful connections in our lives as we strive to become a community of deeply devoted Christians.
Welcome to Faith United Methodist Church! At Faith Church, we believe that the church exists to help make connections to God and each other through the love of Jesus Christ. Join us on Sundays for Sunday School at 9:00 am and Worship at 10:30 am...
Jesus said that loving God and loving people are the two greatest commandments. Sometimes, learning how to love our neighbors is not so easy. Join us for our new sermon series on the art of neighboring...
Get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, plan for the future, give like never before, and more with Financial Peace University. Meets Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., beginning September 20, 2016...
Financial Peace University will teach you God's ways of handling money.
Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-week class on money taught by America's most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave will walk you through how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, plan for the future, give like never before and much more!
Financial Peace University will meet on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., beginning September 20, 2016.
E3 is a ministry opportunity for women to come together and Encourage, Enrich, and Elevate each other in the love of Christ.
In September, the updated plan is to meet at the Sidewalk Café at noon (right after church) – 2900 Wind River Ln, Denton, TX 76210. We will take time to fellowship and discuss deliberate acts of kindness and share ways we can make a difference in our community! Bring friends!
Everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view.
The Alpha Course brings people together from all walks of life for authentic conversation about things that really matter. Each week, we share a meal together and then watch a video. By far the best and most interesting part of Alpha is the discussion following the video.
Each Alpha session looks at a different question that people can have about faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s an open, informal and honest space to talk about what really matters in life.
No two Alphas look the same, but every Alpha includes three things: good food, an interesting talk, and thought-provoking discussion.
There is no pressure to "sign up" for anything – just come and see: September 27, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner and childcare are free, but please RSVP to Jennifer.
I love watching youth make new connections in their faith. Faith UMC is so blessed by Chad Seagle (Youth Minister) and the team he has created for our students. They do such a great job connecting the ways of Jesus into the real life situations our students encounter every day. One of the things I love about student ministry is the things youth will say.
For example ... Many years ago, in a Junior High Sunday School class, I was talking about how Jesus was fully human and how he understood everything we face in life. As I was talking, one of my students looked up with head cocked to one side, with a perplexed look on her face and said, “You mean Jesus went through puberty?”
Sometimes we forget that Jesus was fully human. We forget that Jesus experienced life’s challenges and temptations. We think Jesus was above all the nitty gritty of daily life. He was perfect. But the truth is, Jesus was a helpless baby who needed to have his bottom wiped and his every need cared for. He probably had his fair share of cuts, bumps, and bruises as a carpenter’s son. He braved puberty with all its ups and downs just like the other kids.
Sure, Jesus experienced life in a different time and culture, but the risen Christ understands and identifies with our daily dilemmas. So no matter what we are going through, remember that Jesus has already been there. He hears our cries and stands ready to walk with us through whatever difficulties we face. He holds us up in our lowest moments. He offers hope when life seems hopeless and celebrates with us when our hardships cease.
I look forward to seeing you in worship as we continue our series on Neighboring.
Have you ever had an experience with a toy or piece of Ikea furniture, where they come with simple directions that a 5-year-old is supposed to be able to follow? But for some reason, assembling them is never easy.
Or how many times have you found a simple diet plan? Simple to read maybe, but when trying to follow it ... it wasn’t easy was it? And just because someone can simplify a training plan for how to prepare to run a half-marathon, it doesn’t mean actually training for a race is easy...
I love to read and study. I look for simple principles to help me become a better pastor, parent, spouse, leader, runner, but they aren’t always easy...
Jesus tried to make things simple. When asked which of the 600+ laws was the most important for his followers to do, Jesus made it embarrassingly simple: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind ... and love your neighbor as you love yourself. (Matthew 22:35-40)
Becoming a mature follower of Jesus – a disciple – someone who strives to live like Jesus, loving God and loving neighbor, I can tell you how to do that in fairly simple terms. And I try to do that when I preach and teach.
But simple doesn’t mean easy. Simple is about understanding. Easy is about execution.
Jesus puts it in pretty simple terms, but how do we do this? Do you literally love your neighbors? On Sunday I will begin a new sermon series on neighboring, as we struggle with executing the second greatest commandment.
I have always had a strong attraction to the outdoors. Growing up in Arkansas, we regularly went camping, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and canoeing. I found joy and peace when I was out in nature. For as long as I can remember, my dad would say to us, “The beauty and joy we found in our adventures was a gift from God.” So we would give thanks each and every day for the beauty of the earth.
Last week, Allison and I enjoyed a few days in Colorado celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary. The trip was an opportunity for us to reconnect with each other and with God’s beautiful creation.
It felt so good to be in the mountains (the cooler temperatures and limited cell phone reception were nice, too!). I must confess some things were so beautiful, so awe inspiring, they took my breath away, and I couldn’t keep from smiling even though I was exhausted from hiking.
I truly believe we have an inborn attraction to nature, imprinted on us with the Divine Hand who created boundless varieties of beauty in the earth and skies. When in nature, we see, we hear, and we feel the deep connection to something far beyond ourselves.
Through our connection with God and His creation, we can experience feelings of gentle peace or joy, and be overwhelmed with a sense of longing and gratitude.
Have you taken time to watch the sunset or sunrise recently? Have you taken a few moments to see God’s beauty all around you? As we roll into the busyness of a new school year, I pray that we might all take a few minutes to slow down, to look around, and to give thanks for the beauty of creation around us and to reconnect with those we love.
P.S. A lot has happened in the last 15 years. I hope you will join us in worship this Sunday as we commemorate Faith UMC’s birthday, celebrate our partnership with the ZOE ministry, and observe the anniversary of 9/11.