This Week January 21- 27

Sunday, January 21

  • 9:30 am – Worship Service with Rev. Matt Price

    • Scripture Lesson: Psalm 139:1-14, 23-24
    • Sermon: The Wesley Challenge: Part Two: How Do I Relate to Myself?

Wednesday, January 24

  • 7:00 am – Men’s Fellowship with Pastor Matt at Fairhaven UMC
  • 7:00 pm – Bible Study at Fairhaven UMC – The Book of Peter

Thursday, January 25

  • BEYOND Casual Worship at Spencer UMC
    • 6:15 pm – Light Meal
    • 7:00 pm – Service

FUTURE DATES

January 28 – 8:15 am – Trustee Meeting

January 31 – 7:00 am – Fellowship with Pastor Matt

January 31 – 7:00 pm – Bible Study – Book of Peter

February 1 – 7:00 pm – Beyond at Spencer UMC

February 3 – 9:00 am – First Food and Friends

February 4 – 8:15 am – Administrative Council Meeting

February 4 – Souper Bowl / can soup offering

February 5 – South Hills Partnership Meeting at Spencer UMC

February 7 – 7:00 am – Fellowship with Pastor Matt

February 7 – 7:00 pm – Bible Study – Book of Peter

February 8 – 7:00 pm – Beyond at Spencer UMC

February 11 – 8:30 am – Worship Committee Meeting

February 12 –  12 Noon – United Methodist Women Meeting

February 13 – 7:00 am – Fellowship with Pastor Matt

February 13 – Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras

February 14 – 7:00 pm – Bible Study – Book of Peter

February 14 – 7:00 pm – Ash Wednesday Service

February 15 – 7:00 pm – Beyond at Spencer UMC

The Wesley Challenge: 21 Days to a More Authentic Faith

Starting on Sunday, January 14th, the focus in our churches will be The Wesley Challenge: 21 Days to a More Authentic Faith.

Over the course of three weeks, Rev. Debbie, Rev. Peg, and myself will be preaching on the 21 questions that John Wesley encouraged the first Methodists to ask themselves together in small groups on a weekly basis.

These questions were designed to “strip away pretense, expose the motives of the heart, and lead toward holiness.”

To give you an example, Wesley’s first question was, “Is Jesus real to me?”

I hope we all can see why learning to answer that question in the affirmative is absolutely foundational for living a Christian life.

But, more than just talking about these questions on Sunday morning, we’re offering opportunities to discuss them in smaller groups with other believers.

Over the course of three weeks, I’ll be leading sessions on The Wesley Challenge in small group at my parsonage on Monday evenings at 7 pm, as well as on Thursday evenings during Beyond worship at Spencer. Rev. Peg Bowman will be leading a session on the Wesley Challenge at Carnegie UMC on Wednesday nights at 7 pm.

This study is based on the idea that it takes at least 21 days to develop a new habit in your life.

So our hope and prayer for the Wesley Challenge is that over these three weeks we’ll develop habits for faithful Christian living that we’ll carry with us not only through 2018 but, more importantly, for the rest of our lives.

I hope you’ll join us on Sunday mornings as well as for one of the Wesley Challenge small group opportunities during the week.

It all begins on January 14th with the Wesleyan Covenant Renewal Service.

This Week January 14 – 20

Sunday, January 14

  • 9:30 am – Worship Service with Rev. Peg Bowman

    • Scripture Lesson: I Samuel 3:1-20, John 1:43-51
    • Sermon: The Wesley Challenge: About Change

Wednesday, January 17

  • 7:00 am – Men’s Fellowship with Pastor Matt at Fairhaven UMC
  • 7:00 pm – Bible Study at Fairhaven UMC – The Book of Peter

Thursday, January 18

  • BEYOND Casual Worship at Spencer UMC
    • 6:15 pm – Light Meal
    • 7:00 pm – Service

FUTURE DATES

January 17 – 7:00 am – Fellowship with Pastor Matt

January 17 – 7:00 pm – Bible Study – Book of Peter

January 18 – 7:00 pm – Beyond at Spencer UMC

January 24 – 7:00 am – Fellowship with Pastor Matt

January 24 – 7:00 pm – Bible Study – Book of Peter

January 25 – 7:00 pm – Beyond at Spencer UMC

January 28 – 8:15 am – Trustee Meeting

January 31 – 7:00 am – Fellowship with Pastor Matt

January 31 – 7:00 pm – Bible Study – Book of Peter

February 1 – 7:00 pm – Beyond at Spencer UMC

February 3 – 9:00 am – First Food and Friends

February 4 – 8:15 am – Administrative Council Meeting

February 4 – Souper Bowl

February 5 – South Hills Partnership Meeting at Spencer UMC

February 7 – 7:00 am – Fellowship with Pastor Matt

February 7 – 7:00 pm – Bible Study – Book of Peter

February 8 – 7:00 pm – Beyond at Spencer UMC

February 11 – 8:30 am – Worship Committee Meeting

February 12 –  12 Noon – United Methodist Women Meeting

February 13 – 7:00 am – Fellowship with Pastor Matt

February 13 – Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras

February 14 – 7:00 pm – Bible Study – Book of Peter

February 14 – 7:00 pm – Ash Wednesday Service

February 15 – 7:00 pm – Beyond at Spencer UMC