Jan. 23, 2016


From Elaine and Wally upon Gert Emmet's passing


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We are so sad to hear about the passing of such a great lady. She has been a member of the NSUMC as long as I can remember. She was a dear friend to my mother Ruth Chase and I learned to be a Sunday School Teacher under Gert's direction. She was a kind, loving, patient person and will be truely missed. Even though it has been some time since Gert has been able to attend church, I will always expect to see her in "her" seat behind us. I know she is in a better place but she will be greatly missed. Our Sincere Love & Sympathy to the family.


Elaine & Wally Heinrich


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Jan. 20, 2016


The following message was recently received from our own Elaine Heinrich in far away in Florida regards the choir's performance on January 10th.


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"Please tell the choir that their harmony was so beautiful! I really enjoyed listening to the song. Thank You :)"

Elaine Heinrich      


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The following is a message recently received, and then forwarded to us, by Noreen Nadeau, who in turn, received it from an unnamed source.  The original author is also unknown, but the message is one we can all respond to readily and one this site encourages all to earnestly pursue.


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Someone has said that if Christians really understood the full extent of the power we have available through prayer, we might be speechless. During WWII there was an adviser to Churchill who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every day at a prescribed hour for one minute to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace. There is now a group of people organizing the same thing here in America. If you would like to participate …Every evening at 9:00 PM Eastern Time (8:00 PM Central) (7:00 PM Mountain)(6:00PM Pacific), stop whatever you are doing and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United States and for a return to a Godly nation. If you know anyone else who would like to participate, please pass this along. Our prayers are the most powerful asset we have. Please forward this to your praying friends.


Author Unknown




Sunday Sermon February 7, 2016

Link of the Month! (Feb)

John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, saw in Scripture that God's grace to each person was frequently manifested in what he termed the "Means of Grace".  The link below is a short explanation on Wesley's understanding of God's grace.  The ideas presented there may be short, but they are enlightening, indeed.  Please check out the link, and perhaps, you may better understand how Wesley understood God's gift of Grace as given to the Church Universal.





Nearer My God to Thee!

Remarkable Child, indeed!

February 11, 2016


THINGS AND LOVE


Our thoughts go to Love with this weekend, in fact at church we will be singing a song of love written titled "Be Thou My Valentine"  as we begin a season in the church year that reminds us of the journey of Love Jesus traveled toward Easter.  

I have noticed over the years that Jesus didn't carry much with him, things were not necessary to him.  A poem by the poet Mary Oliver titled Storage expressed this for her: When I moved from one house to another there were many things I had no room for.  What does one do?  I rented a storage space.  And filled it.  Years passed.  Occasionally I went there and looked in, but nothing happened, not a single twinge of the heart.  As I grew older the things I cared about grew fewer, but were more important.  So one day I undid the lock and called the trash man.  He took everything."  She continues, "I felt like the little donkey when his burden is lifted.  Things!  Burn them, burn them!  Make a beautiful fire!  More room in your heart for love, for the trees!  For the birds who own nothing - the reason they can fly."

Perhaps Jesus was modeling that for us with his preference for loving people than loving things or law or customs,  Maren Tirabassi author of the song we will sing this week has a stanza, "Be Thou my Valentine, fill me with Love.  Help me to reach out with bare hand not glove, to each of your children-the far and the near-the ones filled with laughter and ones bright with tears." 

The great invitation in life is to "Love one another as I have loved you."

Happy Valentine's Day with Love
Carroll

Welcome to the

Rev. Carroll C. Moore

It's not a secret...

...but do you know about God's Week, God's seven day/seven thousand year Week?  Consider what Peter wrote in his letter: 2 Peter, Chapter 3:3-4,8-9


"...scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, 'Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.' "


And more:


"But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness..."


To read a series of essays on this fundamental and important doctrine of God's biblical 7000 year plan for mankind:




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View From The Pew

View From the Pew

"View From The Pew" is here for you!  With this spot you, the user of this site, may write in to have posted a spiritual, social or biblical thought, an observation or an idea on just about any topic at all. The intent of this is to give voice to our membership - you.  Here it is hoped you will be encouraged to share your thoughts, feelings and/or understandings with us, your brethren.  An exchange of ideas and an understanding of the thoughts and views of others will undoubtedly edify and strengthen our church community.


To submit your thoughts, ideas or comments, fill out the from below and click "SUBMIT". (Pasting a message from a word processor is very convenient.) In a day or two your message will appear here on our Home Page following Pastor Moore's Weekly Devotional, "Thoughts From Our Pastor".

Thoughts From our Pastor

A Bit of History?!

We have recently come across some interesting history of the North Salem United Methodist Church.  To check out some milestone dates and a list of past and present pastors...



Sunday School Tidbits!

Sunday School for the 2015-2016 session has commenced. Children ages 4 and up are invited downstairs for stories, crafts and games.

Be sure to visit the Sunday School Page to read the latest Sunday School news and to view photos and videos of the Sunday School goings on!

The latest Children's Moment is a video of Pastor Carroll on Oct. 11th teaching the children about David & Goliath.  Check it out on the Sunday School Page!​