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Douglass UMC Newsletter

Spring Filled with New Growth
As I sit here looking through the window at a beautiful blue sky with little white clouds floating by, and hearing the birds sing, I’m reminded that winter is hopefully behind us and spring is here. After this winter, I can speak for most people: “We are all done with winter.” We are ready...

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The Perfect Christian: How Can We Become Christ-Like?

Who doesn’t want to become Christ’s like? Wouldn’t the world be better if more of us were like Jesus? Jesus was perfect. Jesus showed us how to live daily and how to love others. Jesus would use parables to get his point across. Jesus was human just like us....

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Love is Patient, Love is Kind
I remember as a kid celebrating Valentine’s Day in the month of February at school. My mom would take me to the store to pick out my cards and candy to give to all of my classmates. I remember getting a long list of the kids in my class and individually addressing the cards. I remember as...

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New Year’s Resolutions or Being Committed to Christ

We have celebrated the birth of our King, Jesus Christ! We had a chance to celebrate with family, friends, share our gifts, and to be able to share God’s love with all of them. It was a time to reflect on Advent and what it meant to each of us. Now it is time to...

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How to Keep Going When It Feels Like Your World Is Crashing
Life has a way of stepping on itself. When we are busy doing good and godly things, the evil intentions of our seen and unseen enemies will get in the way. I often wish I could stop the world and just face the issues in front of me, but life doesn’t work that...

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Refreshed and Renewed
It is finally summer! Actually, summer doesn’t officially start until June 21. “School is out” could be what many of us are hearing from our children or grandchildren. Some parents dread when their children are out of school because it is hard to keep them out of trouble and not let them become...

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Lent: A Beginning, Not An End
Lent is a season of preparation. The way to resurrection life begins in the darkness of winter, in the shadow of human sin and death. Lent is a time for recommitting ourselves to following Jesus as he leads us out from death in the way of the cross. Lent is a beginning, not an end. On the...

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