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Sumatanga Sunday 8-17-14

Camp Sumatanga is thriving with new life and vitality. From the day ground was broken in September 1950, Camp Sumatanga has provided a place of rest and vision. For instance, this summer has witnessed summer camps for children, two camps for intellectually disabled adults and youth, Walk to Emmaus Retreats, a five day Spiritual Academy,…

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News & Notes 8-6-14

YOUTH TEACHER NEEDED — One of our goals for the youth department is to split up the middle school students from the high school and college age groups during the Sunday School hour. We are looking for someone to teach one of these groups. If you are hearing the call and God is leading you…

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Honoring Our Homebound in July 2014

During July we are honoring our home-bound members. We have 18 faithful members of our church who are not able to attend worship for health reasons. When I first started working at Forest Lake UMC, Jane Darden and then Lib Powell introduced me to our home-bound faithful. What a joy to know these new friends.…

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FAQ: Why Are We Using “Does Your Church Have a Prayer” in Sunday School?

The study, Does Your Church Have a Prayer? was introduced as a six-week experience which combines Bible study, worship, and prayer designed to provide a foundation for developing a transformational strategic ministry plan for our congregation. However, after describing “what” it is, the article failed to make a case for “why” this particular study now.…