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What Is Lent Lent

Lent is typically associated with Catholics, though some Protestants observe it as well. Customs surrounding Lent are various and their origins are uncertain. Lent is neither a biblical mandate nor a biblical tradition, but is instead a liturgical tradition. In general, it can be said that Lent is a six-week, or 40-day (excluding Sundays), period of fasting prior to Easter. The intent of the fast is to…

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Online and Phone Study

Overview: In this five-session online study, we will use a new book by author Max Lucado to discover the blessings of having conversations with God. We will discuss how to trust that God hears you, and embrace a prayer life that brings peace and rest. This online small group will focus on studying scriptures about prayer, lifting up prayer concerns, and sharing thoughts about prayer…

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Resources for Prayer

INTRODUCTION The Bible contains prayers and canticles (songs) that give us words to pray and praise. Many, such as the Lord’s Prayer, the Magnificat, and the Canticle of Simeon, have become part of the common prayer of the church liturgy. Yet any of these may also give voice to our own joys, yearnings and struggles. We truly pray the Lord’s Prayer when we take each phrase and…

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Summer Breeze 2014 Small Groups

SUMMER BREEZE – Small Group Options 1) Married Couples – James & Ava Mathis Focus: Learning to Stay in Love Book: Love to Stay by Adam Hamilton ($8.00) Meeting Date: Sundays @ 10:00 am 2) Senior Adults – Pastor Kenneth Levingston Focus: How to Live the Rest of Years as the Best Years Book: I Love Growing Older but I’ll Never Grow Old ($8.00) Meeting Date: Tuesdays…

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Lay Servants Academy

Lay Servants Academy Planning Reunion and Summer Small Groups 5/8/2014 Ben Franklin once said, “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” Changing with regard to lifelong learning is such a strong value at Jones Memorial UMC in Houston that a group of laity helped create and promote a first-ever Lay Servants Academy this April, complete with a Lay Servant certification at the conclusion of the workshop. “This training…

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Living Into Our Faith – Study of James & Psalms

General Themes (Teaching Moments): How did the book of James call your name and/or step on your toes? James 1-5: James 1: 2-7 provides instructions about developing spiritual maturity; James 2: 1-8 offers us awareness about humanity not showing favoritism and how our faith builds through works; James 3 – Tongue management is required; James 4: Friendship with God has relationship accountability for our actions and what…

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Implement Change

Implement Change

Moving from a season of preparation and personal development into the workplace requires critical planning and implementation. How can the transition be made effectively? What actions need to be taken so that personal integrity remains intact? Can connections through social media assist with entering a competitive marketplace? These key discussions questions and interactive dialogue will guide the workshop process to help students identify patterns of critical thinking:

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Activate

Activate

7/25/2013 In response to sobering statistics on church decline, representatives from 25 African-American congregations gathered in June to “Activate” a new three-year commitment to revitalizing Black churches across the conference. Read about the new energy and new ideas surrounding this 2013 initiative. The high-energy assembly “kick-off” day in mid June could be described as a morph between a church revival and a revved-up self-help motivational seminar.  In…

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Advent 2013

Advent 2013

Lord, help us to be thankful for every gift you give, big and small. Show us Hope today! Let us never lose our wonder and gratitude for all you are to us. Humble our hearts as this Advent journey begins, let us remember by faith to confess that Christ has come to transform the world. By faith, we testify to the things that were prophesied about during…

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Lenten Bible Study

Bible Study by Phone or PC

What happens when we truly put God first in all aspects of our lives? In a culture guided chiefly by shiny, life-promising distractions, “enough” seems elusive and keeps us indebted to that next source of satisfaction. What if the Giver of Life offered freedom from this downward spiral would you take it?

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