From Pastor Jim – March 5, 2020

Coronavirus: PRAY ! Don’t panic! But do take practical precautionary procedures. We have all heard much about the current outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Questions have been raised, and it is already a topic of conversation in the hallways of Sanctuary UMC. You need to know that first and foremost, “we” are very committed to the […]

From Pastor Jim – February 19, 2020

Don’t Leave Children To Their Own “Devices” An article I read about the prolific use of smart phones and i-pads by the young in our culture had some frightening statistics. According to the American Psychological Association, the average age of a child’s first exposure to pornography is 13 years old, with some seeing it as […]

From Pastor Jim – February 6, 2020

Statement on The United Methodist Church Separation Plan January, 2020 Many of you have seen reports in the local and national news media about a statement released on Friday from the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church. The statement unveiled a plan to divide the UMC into two – or more – denominations, […]

From Pastor Jim – October 3, 2019

World-Wide Communion Sunday is October 6th. Many of the articles I read are about the church around the world. In fact I keep a whole file called “The World is My Parish” That is a line that John Wesley spoke. My heart especially goes out to much of the church who undergo extreme persecution. It […]

From Pastor Jim – July 18, 2019

Becky experienced what her rehab person said was the closest thing to a miracle that she has ever experienced.  The swelling in Becky’s arms related to the lymph-edema has returned to normal and she does not need any more rehab sessions.  Though Becky was consistent in her exercises, we also know many have been lifting […]

From Pastor Jim – July 5, 2019

Becky is doing just fine. We will both be glad when the next couple of weeks have passed. We will not be at Sanctuary the last Sunday in June or the first Sunday in July. We look forward to being with you on a regular basis. In the meantime, visitors will be stopping in throughout […]

From Pastor Jim – June 21, 2019

As always I had two reactions last Sunday to our graduate recognition in Worship. The first is this: “I can’t believe they are graduating already”. The second reaction is this: I am so proud of their accomplishment and truly wish them well in their next phase of life. For some it is more education. For […]