I am looking forward to this Sunday’s 10:30 worship service. It is one of those Sundays that helps make all the administrative stuff I do as a pastor worthwhile. You see, this Sunday we will have the honor of affirming 14 young people as they make their public profession to follow Jesus. In addition to […]


When elderly Adele Gaboury turned up missing four years ago, concerned neighbors in Worcester, Massachusetts, informed the police. A brother told police she had gone into a nursing home. Satisfied with that information, Ms. Gaboury’s neighbors began watching her property. Michael Crowley noticed her mail, delivered through a slot in the door, piling high. When […]


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, […]