Posts by Genesis UMC (Page 2)

Posts by Genesis UMC (Page 2)

3:16 Devotion May 12

“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?” I really like this passage from Luke. Jesus was talking about the cost of being a disciple. The most known part of this passage is “whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” It’s a powerful and scary statement. He followed it with other analogies. To make…

3:16 Devotion May 8, 2020

Even though we are stuck in our homes, we should be thankful.  I am making efforts to be thankful for: It’s starting to get a little better in some areas.  Some shops will be opening soon.  We can order some take-out food, when we are tired of cooking.  We have devices to stay connected.  We can go on walks.  We can mail letters.  We can write and most of all we can Pray!  I am praying we can go back to church together soon. During this time…

3:16 Devotion May 7, 2020

A Pollyanna story that’s true    “… those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.             My high school participated faithfully and joyfully in the American Field Service Exchange program, which has grown into the study-abroad movement. And I was a foreign student from New Jersey when my family moved to Tulsa, OK. From 9th grade, I identified with the AFS kids…

Worship Sunday May 10, 2020

You are invited to join us for worship this Sunday via our YouTube channel: genesisumccary beginning at 9:00 a.m. Our Youtube worship services include a variety of creative presentations – music, children’s moments, video messages, scripture readings and a 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”. Join us as we take a look at the book…

3:16 Devotion May 6, 2020

“Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” – This week the word “distant” seems to be haunting me. I have noticed it more than in previous weeks. I got a devotional from Chuck Swindoll about “Distant and Absent”. Facebook provided a new button for “loving in the distance”. A friend of mine sent me…

3:16 Devotion May 5, 2020

Encourage One Another During these difficult days I find myself avoiding the news because it seems to magnify the anxiety that I have about the suffering and uncertainty facing the world. I even find myself intentionally avoiding watching or reading fictional and non-fictional stories where someone is suffering hardships unrelated to this pandemic. I understand that this is like sticking my head in the sand which can bring its own troubles – oh dear, something else to worry about. One…

TLC Grads Start COVID-19 Relief Projects

We are so thrilled to hear that TLC grads all over Honduras have started 19 Covid-19 relief projects! We’d like to share that encouragement. Genesis has played a big part in God’s work there! Carolina, LMI graduate from Cohort 9, shares about the COVID-19 Relief Project that she is leading in her community of Guimaca, San Francisco Morazon. After just finishing her studies only a month ago, Carolina leads efforts in her community to start vegetable gardens and food-share programs…

3:16 Devotion May 2, 2020

There was a knock on the door and they looked down and there was dinner on their doorstep.😊 My parents are 94 and during this virus you feel so cut off, but God has provided. Out of no where a Mom who takes her 4 kids on a ride every night has connected with them and drops dinner off once a week and the kids stay in the drive and visit and cheer them up! God is so good! That…

3:16 Devotion May 1, 2020

“Train up a child in the way he should go [teaching him to seek God’s wisdom and will for his abilities and talents], Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” ~ Parenting means you’ll do your best to prepare your child for a faith, moral, and productive life as an adult. For this purpose you rely on your own mistakes, experiences, and advices from your own parents, from schools, from your community of faith. All these…

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…