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Currently, the movie, "The Gospel of John" is available to view. This movie is a full-length HD movie of excellent content, and that is exactly what is hoped this new page will provide; quality movies of quality content for Christian understanding and encouragement.
So, when you have a chance, click on "Movies" in the menu above and you will be whisked away to view:
"The Gospel of John"
You will also find a brief review of the presented movie as well. Comments from viewers are always encouraged. So please, if you have a comment or two after the movie, we'd love to hear them!
May 4, 2016
PRAYING AND PAUSING THROUGH THE DAY
Monday of this week I looked out and the most beautiful red sky was making its presence felt just before the sun peaked over the trees. I realized if I had not looked at that moment I would have missed the fullness of the red and the changing sky.
It reminded me that so often I get busy and don’t appreciate the moments life gives me and lead to me asking “Why?” I believe the reason is that I don’t pause and pray as often as I might. Perhaps you experience this aspect of life where appreciation is missing. Paul wrote “In everything give thanks….!”
What if we did that throughout the day….prayers of gratitude for persons that are part of our history and the day? How about telling 5 people who have changed your life how grateful you are for them. What if we faced each moment accepting the peace that Jesus gives that “passeth all understanding” even in traffic.? What if we saturated our lives with Love in all that we say, do, make?
I must say the red sky gave me joy and I was filled with gratitude for its timeliness; I felt peace in the umbrella of God’s love coming upon me, and wanted to honor the day with the way I lived. Karl Barth, theologian from the last century, wrote, “If we do not pray we fail to realize that we are in the presence of God.”
May we be blessed in practicing the presence of God with our pause and prayers!
...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.' "
"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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April 19, 2016
Submitted by Elaine Heinrich
A personal blessing!
Just catching up on the website. The Sermons that I have missed by Pastor Carroll, the wonderful information on our website, listening to our choir and our guest singer Linda French and of course fellowship with my church family. It just reminds me of how many people make my church experience such an uplifting one. Wally and I attend church in Stuart FL which we enjoy, but nothing touches my heart like North Salem Methodist Church. Thank you to all the people that carry on the many tasks needed. (people known and unknown :)
John Wesley in an interesting character to be sure, undoubtedly a bit OCD and perhaps would not have been the most fun guy to hang around with. Nonetheless, as the man that fathered Methodism, but was, himself, an Anglican priest to his dying day, His style, faith and "method" in bringing many to biblical understanding and Christian faith is simply fascinating. Below is a link to a short explanation of the Wesleyan theological heritage and how John Wesley understood his faith and relationship with God. As I said, what is presented through the link is a "short and simple" explanation of Wesley and the tradition he established for us as Methodists. We hope you will be inspired to search further for a deeper understanding of the man and his method.
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 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!