Journal (Page 2)

Journal (Page 2)

United Methodists Responding to Disaster

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by war, conflict or natural disaster. UMCOR provides humanitarian relief and disaster response to people in more than 80 countries, including the United States. After flood waters have receded, wounds have been tended, basic needs met, and the world’s attention has faded, The United Methodist Church continues to be present by providing ongoing assistance. UMCOR provides survivors not only temporary relief, but also…

Small House, Big Impact

If you have looked at Wightman’s walking track you have seen a very tiny house. The house represents Tiana’s house, an orphanage in El Salvador that Wightman has been working with for the past three years. Recently, we learned the orphanage could be completed by Christmas, but $15,000 is needed to complete the job. An anonymous donor has offered to match dollar for dollar any funds raised for the house up to $7,500. Wightman’s Administrative Council accepted the challenge to…

Christian Education at Wightman

While our public schools have been in session for a couple of weeks now, with the start of September it seems like we get more focused on education and learning. This is also true at Wightman Church. Every fall and spring, we hold some Christian education experiences to further your understanding of scripture and assist you in your walk with Christ. This fall our Tuesday evening Bible studies will begin on September 10. As in the past, a meal will…

September 2019 Newsletter

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Goals – From the Pastor

Dale Galloway, who was the Dean of the Beeson Institute when I was a student there, loved to talk about goal-setting. “When setting goals,” Dale would say, “Make sure they are out of reach, but not out of sight.” His point was we should never set for ourselves unrealistic goals that can never be attained. On the other hand, goals should force us to reach a bit. They should challenge us to grow and at times even struggle because the…

August 2019 Newsletter

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We are Standing On Holy Ground

I write this article having just returned from Israel. I am drawn to the Holy Land because of the Biblical stories of telling how God encountered His people in that place. Numerous times as we stood in places where our Savior walked we mentioned, “We are standing on holy ground.” In the second book of Kings, chapter 5, we read about a man named Naaman who was healed of his leprosy by the ministry of the prophet Elisha. After washing…

July 2019 Newsletter

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The Come Back Effect

While I was on vacation in Missouri I attended a church that was in the process of taking their welcome of new guests to a new level. They realized that while they had good children’s and youth ministry, great programming, inspiring worship services and good preaching, there was still something needed to retain the guests who visited their church for the first time. They had studied a book titled, “The Comeback Effect” by Jason Young and Jonathon Malm. This book not…

June 2019 Newsletter

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From the Pastor

Like most churches, Wightman had a great celebration of Easter. We did some things we have traditionally done, like the egg hunt. We did some new things, like Journey to the Holy Land. We also did some traditional things in new places, like sunrise service on the Langford Street property. It was great to see so many people coming together to make these things happen. During one event I overheard a person thank someone for their leadership, the one receiving the complement…