For those of us who have not yet responded to the Congregational Survey that was distributed in church on Sunday, September 15, additional paper copies will be available at church until Sunday, October 6. You may also respond to
Beginning on Sunday, September 15, Richmond First United Methodist Church will be conducting a survey of the members of our church family as part of an ongoing effort to prepare a public Statement of Values surrounding the issues raised by
Richmond First Unite Methodist Church continues our discussion in response to action taken by General Conference 2019. These actions include the affirmation of the United Methodist Church’s traditional stances on homosexuality. In particular, the General Conference affirmed language in the
In Summer of 2019, a group from our church gathered to review the passages from scripture that deal specifically with the issue of homosexuality. This study is in response to actions taken at the General Conference level of the united
January 31: Luke 4:14-30 “Here and Now” Jesus’ sermon in his home town seems to end as abruptly as it begins… with the statement that God’s promises are being fulfilled in our midst. Like the angry crowd that sought to
January 24: 1 Corinthians 12 “In the Flesh” Paul’s vision of the church as “The Body of Christ” helps us remember that Jesus is not found so much in the church’s doctrine and polity as in her ministry of love
January 17 John 2:1-11 “Finding Jesus…At the Party” The story of Jesus turning water to wine at a wedding in Galilee reminds us that Jesus came to bring joy and life to the fullest. That he does this in the
December 13: JOY Stealing Christmas Matthew 2:16-18 Herod finds no room in his world for a rival king. While we find his mass genocide deplorable, too often we fail to surrender lordship of our own lives to Jesus.
November 22: (Christ the King) (Thanksgiving) Handling the Truth “The Church is closed-minded …” Lectionary Text: John 18:33-37 Pilate’s exchange with Jesus questions the very foundations of what the world holds true. Christ is King, but of a kingdom that
November 15: Borrowed Keys “The Church is arrogant in their belief that they are the only ones going to Heaven…” Lectionary Text: 1 Samuel 2:1-10 Hannah’s prayer emphasizes humility in the face of God’s sovereignty. Ultimately, Salvation belongs to God.