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South Hill United Methodist Church

Love Thy Neighbour

The summer months are here though you may not have noticed because of the cooler than normal weather. As a kid I always loved the summer months when school was out and I was free to roam the neighborhood, play games with neighborhood friends, go on vacation, and generally be a bum. Those days are…
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The Pastor’s Pen

     Have you ever thought about Epiphany?  Yeah, me neither.  Most of us at this time are just getting over the Christmas season.  Looking back, we may have had great memories of family gatherings, wonderful worship experiences, and of course the joy of Christmas Day with gifts and food.  As the season of Christmas comes…
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From the Pastor’s Desk

When you hear the word theology what comes to mind?  Does this sound academic?  A word that only academics would use in colleges or divinity school.  Maybe you feel this doesn’t resonate with your Christian faith.  Perhaps you prefer words like worship, devotion, ministry, etc.  To be fair, the word theology is a bit heady…
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He Isn’t Here

16 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they could go and anoint Jesus’ dead body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they came to the tomb. 3 They were saying to each other, “Who’s going to…
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Saying Goodbye

4 I thank my God always for you, because of God’s grace that was given to you in Christ Jesus. 5 That is, you were made rich through him in everything: in all your communication and every kind of knowledge, 6 in the same way that the testimony about Christ was confirmed with you. 7…
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Trust in the Lord 3 My son, don’t forget my instruction. Let your heart guard my commands, 2 because they will help you live a long time and provide you with well-being. 3 Don’t let loyalty and faithfulness leave you. Bind them on your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Then…
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Christmas Sharing

The angel said, “Don’t be afraid! Look! I bring good news to you—wonderful, joyous news for all people. 11 Your savior is born today in David’s city. He is Christ the Lord. 12 This is a sign for you: you will find a newborn baby wrapped snugly and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a…
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A New Thing

Isaiah 43 15 I am the LORD, your holy one, Israel’s creator, your king! 16 The LORD says—who makes a way in the sea and a path in the mighty waters, 17 who brings out chariot and horse, army and battalion; they will lie down together and will not rise; they will be extinguished, extinguished…
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Summer is often a time we feel like the pressures of the rest of the year are lessened a bit. While we will have less happening in the church over the summer, it is not nothing. In mid June, just after Father’s Day, is Annual Conference. Part of this gathering of United Methodist clergy and…
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On the Horizon

It is with much joy that I officially announce that I am projected to return to South Hill UMC for another year. While not “fixed” until Annual Conference in June, this is the action that we can expect. As we wrap up our fourth year (can you believe it?) together, I am excited about where…
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