...is a video series available online that focuses on those unique individuals that Jesus chose to be his disciples. The storyline is a blend of biblical fact and imaginative speculation on the part of the series producers. (Be prepared to see Matthew depicted as an autistic savant.) Jesus, himself, is portrayed as a real-life human being who interacts with his disciples in a warm, affectionate and caring manner -- and he also likes to dance!
Much like the biblical narrative of Jesus' disciples, they pretty much are at a loss much of the time regards Jesus, his miracles and his mission. Yet, the action, both biblical and speculative, captures one's attention so as to perhaps cause not a bit of binge watching from one episode and season to another.
I recommend viewing this rather untraditional depiction of Jesus and his disciples. Although, and in my observation, nothing presented contradicts the Scriptures, I would also advise any viewer to be cognizant of what is biblical fact and what is theatrical embellishment. Below is a link to the website of Angel Studios which is producing the series. Once again, I recommend viewing the series, and I hope you will find it as enjoyable as I have.
Laura Story - Blessings (Live)
Over Three Hours of Contemporary Christian Music
Two Continuous Hours of Traditional Christian Hymns
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Yes, come join in some Biblical Exploration with others seeking a greater understanding of the Written Word of God. Starting Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., a Zoom Meeting will be conducted every Thursday evening where anyone and everyone may come to investigate selected scriptural topics. Of course, such a quest is best begun at the beginning. So with that in mind, the first topic of investigation and discussion will be the first creation narrative that appears in Genesis 1:1-31 & 2:1-3. Be assured, this investigation of the narrative may be a bit surprising for some, but it will certainly be informative. So, set aside an hour on Thursday evening and click on the link below to join in on an open Zoom Meeting, and let's engage in a bit
The NSUMC has recently instituted an Online Giving Portal where anyone may electronically make a gift or offering to the NSUMC via Credit Card or directly from a bank through a Checking Account or Savings Account. To make an electronic donation, for any purpose -- Benevolence Ministry, Building Fund, Pledge offering or whatever, please click the secure link below and follow the prompts to make a one-time or reoccurring donation.
Thank you ever so much for your support!
The is something new and enjoyable on our website that all should take a gander at. It is a lovely performance by a grandmother/granddaughter duo singing a version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" written by Kelley Mooney.
The singing duo is our very own 8 year-old Adrienne McIntyre and her grandmother, Leiza Peek. The recording videographer was David Peek, and the recording was conducted locally in the Peek's home. You really must see this video. It is lovely thing, indeed.
To view the performance, please click:
The mission of the Benevolence ministry is to provide assistance, as we might be able and as funds are available, to any who find themselves with an urgent need on an immediate, short-term basis and/or until larger and more established charities can be brought in to provide aid should a situation prove to be long term.
Of course, such a ministry is only as effective as the resources at its disposal. So with that, available funds are always an ongoing concern. That is where YOU can help make a difference in this ministry at the NSUMC. Please consider making a donation from time to time to the NSUMC Benevolence Fund. A dollar here and a dollar there might be enough to help someone where there is no other immediate help available.
To make a donation of any amount to the Benevolence Fund, please donate via our Online eGiving portal located near the top of this page, see the NSUMC Lay Leader, Mark Johnson, the NSUMC Finance secretary, Tom Kinney, or drop an envelope into the collection basket with the words: "Benevolence Fund" written across it so our counters know where to direct it.
Please consider helping this new NSUMC ministry and let us all take part in fulfilling the directive of our Lord Jesus when He said:
"Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it (a kindness) to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’' (Matthew 25:40)
~ A View from the Pew ~
A View from the Pew is a spot that is presented here on our website from time-to-time to provide a place where you, the user/visitor to this site, may share any thoughts, ideas or stories that you might find relevant to the purpose and nature of this site. Following is a submission for our own Noreen Nadeau. (Thank you, Noreen!) It is unknown who the author is of the story presented. But then again, it's a great story!
A TRUE STORY !!!
They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two students filing into the already crowded auditorium. With their rich maroon gowns flowing and the traditional caps, they looked almost as grown up as they felt.
Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, and Moms freely brushed away tears.
This class would NOT pray during the commencements, not by choice, but because of a recent court ruling prohibiting it. The principal and several students were careful to stay within the guidelines allowed by the ruling. They gave inspirational and challenging speeches, but no one mentioned divine guidance and no one asked for blessings on the graduates or their families. The speeches were nice, but they were routine until the final speech received a standing ovation.
A solitary student walked proudly to the microphone. He stood still and silent for just a moment, and then, it happened. All 92 students, every single one of them, suddenly SNEEZED !!!!
The student on stage simply looked at the audience and said,
'GOD BLESS YOU!' And he walked off the stage.
The audience exploded into applause. This graduating class had found a unique way to invoke God's blessing on their future with or without the court's approval.
NSUMC Worship Service
Beginning June 27th and continuing until the NSUMC returns to regular indoor worships services at summer's end, a recording of live outdoor Sunday worship services will be presented below sometime after Sunday morning service is completed (and no later than the Monday following) to be available to view throughout the following week.
We hope you will visit the NSUMC website regularly to view the recording of our pastor,
Rev. Dr. James G. Mentzer, lead all in attendance in the praise and worship of our Lord, God, and His Son, Jesus Christ