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Promise – Contributed by Arlen Stauffer

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29 November 2016 Genesis 9:12-17 — New King James Version (NKJV) 12 And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13 I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the […]

Come Out – Contributed by Amy Nowell

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28 November 2016 Genesis 8:15-19 Then God said to Noah, Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives. Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you “the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground” so they can multiply on the […]

Awake – Contributed by Carla Cottrell

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27 November 2016 Matthew 24:36 – 44 When I was a child, the Christmas tree at my Granny Norman’s house was a special spot. The bulbs were large and multi-colored, and their glow cast a beautiful light on an otherwise fairly colorless room. The star on the top of the tree twinkled, and it seemed […]

A 50th Anniversary of a Methodist Group You Might Not Know.. But Should

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By Beverly Judge, CCUMC Member and Member of the FUMC Foundation Board: Congratulations to the Florida United Methodist Foundation on its 50th anniversary of service to Florida United Methodist churches, ministries and individuals. The Foundation is best known for providing low-rate loans (currently 3.5%) to churches for building projects or purchase of new facilities. CCUMC has […]

Day 6: Final Day in Costa Rica

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Submitted by Mason Norris, Youth Intern Sunday, June 19 After one final stop at our morning VBS site in Volio on Friday, we packed up and headed up into the mountains to our hotel for the weekend, directly at the base of the Arenal volcano. After attempting to keep up with a dozen or more […]

Day 7: Guatemala

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Submitted by Carla Cottrell Day 7, and we are on our way home…via a stopover in Antigua. On the way to Antigua, our sweet driver, Don Luis, asked if we would like to take 5 minutes to look at the volcanoes and Lake Atitlan from a special scenic overlook. Of course, we took him up […]

Day 6: Guatemala

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Submitted by Carla Cottrell Again we were treated to Parkside outdoor breakfast under the tent. The temperature here has been quite pleasant, and the scenery is astounding! I have been remiss in not mentioning out driver for the week, Cordelio. He has navigated the rough terrain and the crazy motorists admirably…and he knows EVERYONE in […]

Day 4 & 5: Costa Rica

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Submitted by Mason Norris, Youth Intern: Wednesday and Thursday, June 15 & 16 A group from the other church at Pura Vida (First United Methodist of Lakeland) has been working on a construction project building a new home for a local family. Their team leader has kept us updated by telling their stories (quite animatedly, […]

Day 4: Guatemala

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Editor’s Note: We warned that shaky internet might hamper our efforts… and sure enough, Day 4 received AFTER Day 5. Enjoy! Submitted by Carla Cottrell:  Day 4 in Panajachel got off to a shaky start…literally! While having our morning coffee,we noticed the chandeliers in the dining room beginning to swing. Peter jumped up when others […]

Day 5: Guatemala

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Submitted by Carla Cottrell: This morning we were treated to breakfast outside under a wedding tent…truly a lovely spot. We then drove to the Aqua Escondido school where AIR has sponsored curriculum, students and a plant nursery. I should mention it was market day in the town we traveled to, and our minibus was guilty […]