April 12, 2007: A 39-year-old man stationed himself next to a trash bin at the L’Enfant Plaza subway station in Washington, D.C. He had on a sweatshirt and a Washington Nationals baseball cap. He was a busker—a street entertainer familiar to those who frequent public transportation. He opened a violin case and seeded it with […]

Christ is Risen!

I believe that Jesus was dead, buried, descended to hell and on the third day He rose from the dead. I believe when He rose again it wasn’t just an idea in someone’s mind; it wasn’t as some disembodied spirit floating around. I believe that when Jesus rose from the dead, He rose in a […]

Guest Blog: Great Expectations

(NOTE: Today’s blog is written by Matthew Robinson, Director of Music, Arts and Communication at First United Methodist Church and is offered as preparation for the celebration of Palm Sunday on April 9, 2017 at FUMCMC. We hope you’ll join us in worship at 10:30 AM. — Breathe Peace, Marty.) Meet Hank. Hank is our family’s loving, […]

The Golden Rule

I hope to see you in church on Sunday. There is nothing wrong with gathering in our building with other people and being part of a worshiping community. This is the right place to be to find others who are seeking to grow closer to God; this is the right place to be to find […]


In 2009, an unknown and unemployed 47-year old woman took the stage on the popular show, Britain’s Got Talent. She wasn’t the Hollywood glamorous type and the audience made no attempt to hide their opinion. But when Susan Boyle began to sing, those who tended to pre-judge were astounded. She didn’t embarrass herself but instead, […]


I guess most of us have heard the strange and unfortunate story of Howard Hughes. Mr. Hughes was a big-time businessman who dabbled in the oil business, entertainment as well as the aviation industry. He was an astute businessman and it wasn’t long before he became a billionaire. You would think that anyone with that […]


On Tuesday, September 8th, 2015, a British Airways jet caught fire at the Las Vegas airport, sending smoke billowing into the air, after suffering what the pilot described as a “catastrophic failure” of the left engine. The plane, a Boeing 777 heading from the Las Vegas McCarran airport to London Gatwick, could be seen with […]