(Rev. Louis Telcy, 9/3) As Christians, our source of hope and peace never waivers despite life's circumstance. we have the great assurance of believing and trusting in the wonderful promises of God, found in the Bible.

If you are searching for peace in these troubling times, please read on. we believe these Bible verses will bring you comfort—a comfort that God desires you to have. you just need to receive it from him. God is offering it to you. it is now your choice to put your hope in Him.

(1)  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)

(2)  I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. in the world you will have tribulation. but take heart; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)
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(Rev. Louis Telcy, 8/21)  If you are struggling in this season, why not find ways to turn to and trust God?  This would be a great time to give your life to Jesus Christ through faith and repentance, experiencing the joy and peace that only Christ can give (Galatians 5:22).  This would be a great time to begin reading the Bible everyday, conforming your thought patterns to God's will (Romans 12:2). This will be a great time to begin praying everyday for 5-20 minutes, "casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7). This would be a great time to confess sin to God and to turn away from sinful habits, experiencing the mercy and spiritual prosperity God wants you to have (Proverb 28:13).  This would be a great time to choose to forgive someone in your life, so that you might experience a better relationship with God. (Mark 11:25) 
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(Linda E., 8/17)  I ask prayers for healing mentally and emotionally and energy levels and sleep patterns and to help lose weight and to reconcile Israel and Melinda to me and restore our communcation, relationship, connection, and fellowship. Please pray for an abundance of creativity and that i would have financial abundance and be able to sell my jewelry and art cards and other items. Pray for an abundance of connection and communication with Brooke and Don and Ryan and Jessica and others.  Pray for restoration in every part of my life, mind, body, soul, and spirit. Pray that God would heal my ability to read and remember and send people to help me in the areas I need help in.
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(Rev. Louis Telcy, 8/7)  I remember in the good old days, which is now defined as any time before March 2020, the most important thing you could do after a death was show up. you hugged and maybe held on for a few extra moments that spoke volume of care. (remember long hugs?). Sometimes, when there was a big crowd and you didn't get a chance to hug or speak, eye contact alone made the commitment tangible, word were unnecessary. With Covid-19, we almost forget about these such great ways of showing sympathy to one another. However,Sending a card has always been a way of showing up- and it has the added benefit of maintaining a safe distance. My cousin Just passed in West palm Beach Florida, that was what I did. I sent a card to the family. it is not easy, but God is in control and we will prevail by the grace of our Lord Jesus.
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(Karen Stowe, 8/5)  First, thank you Connie for the pie!  Delicious and didn't last a minute. So good to see your smiling face.  Second, I pray every day for our pastor and congregation--hope you all do too. (Russ, if you talk to your mom you can tell her I wave every time I drive by).  Third, I'll be back - just not quite yet - love you all.
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(Russ Harris, 7/27)   Muriel Harris is at St Joseph South. Mom is being treated for internal bleeding. No visits are allowed due to Covid19 restrictions.  Please keep her in your prayers.
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(Rev. Louis Telcy, 7/23)  The emerging situation with the Covid-19 Coronavirus and many news reports around us are creating anxiety and worry for the future and our well-being.  In times like these, it is especially important to remember God's promise to be with us.  He who made us, gave his own Son for the salvation of the world and will not leave his children in this time of need.  Christ is with us as he invites our prayers (Psalm 23).  Prayer is not a last resort, but a loving promise from our Lord that He will hear us.  Please pray for those suffering from the Coronavirus, those who lost the loving one.  When we pray for each other, we demonstrate to God that we care and have compassion toward each other.  God bless you all!
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(Beth Potter, 7/20) Greetings. We find ourselves at a profound time in history—American AND Christian. Now is a time where our efforts as Church and individually can end Racism. Your Gulf Central District is calling on our faithful laity to come together and form a plan for our collective action. Please consider joining Friday’s call AND invite those members of your church family to join. We are actively recruiting people wanting to make a difference….and willing to plan and organize impactful anti-racism actions and efforts.
Gulf Central District Anti-Racism Organizational Meeting
Friday, Jul 24, 2020 NOON
Email Beth @ Beth.Potter@flumc.org for ZOOM and phone in information.
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(Rev. Louis Telcy, 7/20)  There should now be three ways to view Sunday services.  You can come to the service personally, following the rules for social distancing and wearing a mask.  You can watch the 10:30 AM service streaming live on YouTube.  Or, you can watch the service on a delay anytime during the following week (check your email for availability).
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During the Corona Virus Pandemic, one part of our church community is missing.  We are all missing the opportunity to let everyone know how we are doing, and to see what is happening to everyone else.  We all need to have that connection now.

We have, therefore, added a community Bulletin Board to the website.  This is your chance to post a "doing fine" or "pray for us" message.  Or, maybe you need to add a post like "Can someone explain how to use a grocery delivery service?"  or "Does someone have a spare computer for my grandkid to use for school?"  Feel free to post whatever is on you minds.

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Mike Plett, Webmaster