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                     Coming Alive Together In Jesus.

              Lenten Message Series – “Required Equipment” 
                             This Sunday: “Coming Alive”
               Lent – the 40 days of self examination that prepare us for celebrating Easter. 


  Sunday Worship at 10am & Sunday School at 10:10am 

                    Church Family Conversation (See Below)
                 This Saturday 23 March 9-11am – Rogers Hall
Dear 1st United Methodist Church, Meriden Family Member:
Please set aside Saturday 23 March, 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. for a Church Family Conversation regarding the decision of the 2019 Special Session of General Conference to adopt the Traditional Plan, which forbids our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning sisters and brothers from enjoying full inclusion in the life of the United Methodist Church.
During our time together we will look at what this decision means for us as a Church Family and how we will move forward. Additionally, I’ll offer a recap of the Called Session of Annual Conference which is taking place this Saturday. Time will also be given for sharing what’s on our hearts during this tender time in the life of our Church, and for celebrating our hopes and dreams for 1st UMC, Meriden.
Please be assured that the grace of Jesus is filling our 1st United Methodist Church here in Meriden, and we will be fine. The peace of Jesus Christ, which passes all understanding is guarding our hearts, minds and Church. Join me in living into this joyous peace. As John Wesley declared, “Best of all, God is with us!”
I am looking forward to our time together on Saturday 23 March from 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Affectionately, Ric
Daily Faith Builder
Thursday 21 March 2019
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!  How vast is the sum of them! – Psalm 139:17
Reading God’s words in the Bible helps us discover God’s thoughts. Looking at a sunset, we become aware of God’s thoughts. Observing the intricacy of a snowflake we gain insight into God’s thoughts. Learning the stories of Jesus, we experience God’s thoughts from the One who is the Word of God in human form. God shared a thought with me through the blooming snowdrops in my backyard. Are God’s thoughts important to you? Are God’s thoughts precious to you? The sum of God’s thoughts is limitless. God is sharing His thoughts with us today. Opening our minds, we discover God’s thoughts. God has precious thoughts to share with us today. Be sure not to miss them!
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