Posts from April 2020

Posts from April 2020

Worship Sunday May 3, 2020

During this time of social distancing, we invite you to worship with us online. Join us Sundays beginning at 9 a.m. via our YouTube channel: genesisumccary. Be encouraged by the Biblical centered message delivered by Pastor Craig Ham. At Genesis, you will find hope, love, purpose and community.  We welcome you! Pastor Craig is preaching a sermon series “The Great Life”. You were created to live a great life, but don’t be fool by imitations. There’s nothing wrong with desiring…

3:16 Devotion April 29, 2020

Faith through All Things APRIL 20, 2020 BY RACHEL BROWN (OKLAHOMA, USA) I know what it is to have little and I know what it is to have plenty. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being well-fed and of going hungry, of having plenty and of being in need. — (NRSV) When I was a track athlete in high school, Paul’s words in  were a mantra I would use to give me confidence before a race.…

3:16 Devotion April 28, 2020

“But I will bless anyone who trusts in me.  I will do good things for the person who depends on me. They will be like a tree planted near water.   It sends out its roots beside a stream. It is not afraid when heat comes.  Its leaves are always green.  It does not worry when there is no rain.  It always bears fruit.” : 7-8 During this quarantine pause I have been looking for a space and time to be quiet, to…

3:16 Devotion April 25, 2020

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”  always centers me when I feel like I cannot clearly hear God. There are times when God directly answers our questions and prayers. There are also times when God’s answers are more cloudy. Sometimes things happen to us that we do not understand. It can be difficult to find significance in what…

Worship Sunday April 26, 2020

During this time of social distancing, we invite you to worship with us online. Join us Sundays beginning at 9 a.m. via our YouTube channel: genesisumccary. Be encouraged by the Biblical centered message delivered by Pastor Craig Ham. At Genesis, you will find hope, love, purpose and community.  We welcome you! Pastor Craig is preaching a sermon series “The Great Life”. You were created to live a great life, but don’t be fool by imitations. There’s nothing wrong with desiring…

Genesis Youth @ Home

Genesis Youth have several opportunities to stay connected during this time apart. Contact youth@genesis-umc.org for information if you would like to join our virtual activities! Sunday Christian Education – Youth receive a link each week to a Bible project to do at home. Sunday evenings – youth come together in a ZOOM Unleashed group for fellowship and prayer. Our director of Youth Ministries and the Youth Leaders put together fun for the group each week, and it is just great…

Teaching Children at Home

To our Genesis Never 2 Young Kids and families, In this time of uncertainty, it is important that children know that the Lord is with them. We all need to pray, take care of our Christian faith, and feel spiritually connected more than ever to God and to others. During this time apart, we are utilizing Lifeway’s Digital Pass experience.  to supplement Sunday School from home. There is a video, music, an activity page and a discussion sheet available weekly. …

3:16 Devotion April 23, 2020

Count Your Blessings Tuesday morning, April 14, as I was pondering what I needed to do for the day, this old hymn popped in my head. Count your blessings name them one by one, Count your blessings see what God has done, Count your blessings, name them one by one, Count your many blessings see what God has done. My usual Tuesday morning is spent readying the choir room for choir rehearsal on Tuesday night. So I was thinking, “My…

Reflect & Renew on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays

Reflect and Renew is a contemplative worship service held on the first and third Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. During this time apart, Reflect & Renew is meeting via ZOOM. Contact reflectrenew@gmail.com for the ZOOM details. Reflect and Renew worship includes acoustic and vocal music, scripture, various forms of prayer, and a leader led discussion. Take a break mid week and worship God in a calming, contemplative style.

3:16 Devotion April 22, 2020

“Everyone should look out not [only] for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” My mom lives in a retirement community in Southern Italy. They have been in quarantine for more than a month already. Staff is quarantined with the residents. Nobody comes in, nobody goes out. It is a stressful situation. I talk to my mom through a cook name Rosa who became my contact through WhatsApp. This wonderful lady is a wife, mother, and grandmother.…

3:16 Devotion April 21, 2020

Sharing God’s Love Our family enjoys being outside in nature; hiking, biking or on the water.  We’ve had to cancel several outdoor vacations due to the coronavirus pandemic.  At first, I was disappointed, but it has given us an opportunity to find and explore some nearby Nature Preserves that we never knew about.  We have managed to find some off the beaten paths where we have encountered only a few others on the trails.  This has allowed me to nurture…

Honduras Mission Update

Here’s an update from Carol Frey Miller on how our friends at The Leadership Center in Honduras are weathering the global pandemic.

3:16 Devotion April 20, 2020

Life in the past month has become something many of us would never believe possible in this day and age.  Stay home all day, every day?  Don’t see family and friends?  What are we to do?  We can try really listening and seeing.  I don’t mean listening to and watching the news.  I don’t even mean listening to each other all the time, because we know that can get tricky and we all need some down time; yes, even in…