Pastor's Blog

  • Lent Study – 3

    Lent 3 – Confess This week’s focus is on the third and fifth baptismal question: “Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Savior, put your whole trust in his grace, and promise to serve him as Lord in union with the church which he has opened to people of all ages, nations, and races?” and “By the grace given you, will you remain faithful members of Christ’s holy church and serve as Christ’s representatives in the world?” The questions are found on [...] Read More »

  • Lent Study -2

    Week 2 – Accept This week’s focus is on the second baptismal question: “Do you accept the freedom and power God gives you to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves?”This question is found on page 34 of the United Methodist Hymnal (UMH). For this week, there are two verbs to focus on accept and resist. Let’s begin again with a definition ( Accept –  to take or receive (something offered); receive with approval or favor Resist – to withstand, strive against, or opposeTake a moment to think about times you use these words in your everyday [...] Read More »

  • Lent Study -1

    During Lent, we will be exploring “Living Out Our Baptismal Calling”. Baptism is such a special time, you may not remember all the things you agreed to or were agreed to on your behalf. This worship series will explore a little more in depth the questions in out Baptismal Vows and how to live them out. This will be a 5 week series. Going along with the worship series will be this study which you can follow along with at home [...] Read More »


News & Events

  • Holy Week 2017 Schedule

    Holy Week Services and Events We hope you will be able to join us for some or all of the following activities during Holy Week 2017: Sunday, April 9, 2017 Palm Sunday Special Music by the Choir Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Sanctuary open for prayer from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017 Sanctuary open for prayer from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2017 Good Friday Worship at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday Service at 7:00 [...] Read More »

  • Lenten Challenge 2017

    Make a Difference During Lent March 5 – April 10, 2017 Don’t just give up something, make a difference! The Lenten Challenge begins March 5, 2017, and runs through April 10, 2017. The challenge is this: each week during Lent, cut back on something and bring $1.00 to church. At the end of Lent, we will divide the funds among these three places:Ministry in the church: 33% will fund an OGUMC children/youth outreach event. Ministry in the community: 33% will go toward a need [...] Read More »

  • Lenten Worship Series: March 12 – April 2, 2017

    Baptism Our new Worship Series, “A Closer Look at Our Baptismal Calling,” starts on March 12, 2017, and finishes with the April 2, 2017, service. Below is a list of dates and topics for this series: March 12, 2017: Accept March 19, 2017: Confess March 26, 2017: Nurture April 2, 2017: Believe Join us in worship as we continue to prepare for Holy Week and Easter.   Read More »


John 3:16

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life.