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Spiritual insights, inspirational moments. Times where God’s presence was felt.

2020 Advent Devotionals Look Forward

Posted by on Nov 10, 2020 in FEATURED, Godprints | 0 comments

2020 Advent Devotionals Look Forward

“God has something good for you this Advent!” Members of churches in our area have produced a daily devotional guide which will help us discover what God wants to share with us during this journey, and these 27 devotional articles are presented in this website post. Use them to to Lighten your journey through this Advent season.

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Weekly Verses Remembered

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in Bible Study, FEATURED, Godprints | 0 comments

Weekly Verses Remembered

Back in 2005-2006, a “memory verse” was posted in the bulletin each Sunday. The verses were tied to that week’s sermon.
These verses have been re-discovered and are now available in the order they were originally presented. The current verse is now displayed on the Home Page and it will be updated automatically every Sunday.

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World Wide Communion Sunday Means Global Mission (10/4/20)

Posted by on Oct 3, 2020 in Godprints, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

World Wide Communion Sunday Means Global Mission (10/4/20)

On Sunday October 4 we will celebrate World Wide Communion with our “virtual” service. But throughout the year, PUMC has continued to serve “Real” people in our community and to support missions around the globe. World Wide Communion is a time to give thanks and to pray for the work that remains to be done.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: What’s John 3:16 Really Mean?

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  What’s John 3:16 Really Mean?

We’ve heard John 3:16 over and over. We’ve memorized it. We even see people wearing “3:16” T-Shirts! But do we really appreciate its meaning? In an email on 7/9/20, Pastor Jim offered these thoughts on this amazing verse.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: The Call Always Goes Thru!

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 1 comment

Pastor’s Ponderings:  The Call Always Goes Thru!

Things may seem to be tumbling out of control. One piece of bad news on top of another. But God is waiting for us to call on His help; to call upon Him to release His power in our lives and in our churches.  Are we ready to call Him? Are we praying?

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Pastors Ponderings: The Rudder of the Day

Posted by on Jul 7, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastors Ponderings:  The Rudder of the Day

“The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day.” Olympian Eric Liddell began each day by grounding himself in the Bible and in prayer. In this “Ponderings” article, Pastor Jim encourages us to do the same thing.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Our Shepherd’s Certain Presence

Posted by on Jun 23, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  Our Shepherd’s Certain Presence

In this “humble offering”, Pastor Jim reminds us that God is like a like a shepherd and is always with us.  Even if we run away, God’s mercy and love follow us in hot pursuit. 

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Pastors Ponderings: His Love Endures Forever!

Posted by on Jun 18, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastors Ponderings:  His Love Endures Forever!

God was faithful to people like Noah, Moses, David, and Paul. David wrote that “His love endures forever.” But is God’s love and faithfulness deep and long enough to reach into our time?

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Pastors Ponderings: Jesus Overcame so We Can’t Be Overcome

Posted by on Jun 17, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastors Ponderings: Jesus Overcame so We Can’t Be Overcome

Even in the seemingly insurmountable obstacles of this pandemic, God has already overcome. He loves us, delights in us, and He will bring us through this journey.

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Pastors Ponderings: Jesus is Already Here!

Posted by on May 29, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastors Ponderings: Jesus is Already Here!

Claiming God’s promises that He is with us now enables us to have the strength and hope for this moment. Be of good cheer! Don’t give up! Keep the faith!  Jesus is here!

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Pastors Ponderings: Be Strong!

Posted by on Apr 17, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastors Ponderings:  Be Strong!

During the coronavirus pandemic (in April of 2020), Pastor Jim wrote these encouraging reminders from scripture.  God is with us and continually watching over us; even when things seem like they’re falling over the edge of a cliff.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Help on a Rough Road

Posted by on Apr 4, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  Help on a Rough Road

Psalm 121 reminds us that “our help comes from the LORD, the Maker of Heaven and earth”, even while traveling on a road that might seem to be blocked by insurmountable obstacles. In this devotion, Pastor Jim offers encouragement with the powerful truths that are proclaimed in this short Psalm.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Pray Anywhere, Anytime, Any place

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings: Pray Anywhere, Anytime, Any place

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, we must maintain “social distancing,” and many in our church have begun to participate in a prayer group using email. Pastor Jim wrote the following devotional on 3/27/20 to encourage our prayer lives during this difficult time…   Greetings Friends: I pray that all of you and your families are well. As we continue to journey through this unusual time in human history, I would invite all of us to be spending time in prayer. Prayer...

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Pastor’s Ponderings: God’s Faithfulness

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 1 comment

Pastor’s Ponderings:  God’s Faithfulness

The lightning might be crashing, the wind might be howling, and the rain may be pouring in torrents, but a rainbow will come (even if figuratively). Our Prince of Peace is faithful to His promise. Pastor Jim sent out these words of hope in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis…. “After every storm comes a rainbow.”

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Pastors Ponderings: A Word of Encouragement (3/17/20)

Posted by on Mar 17, 2020 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastors Ponderings:  A Word of Encouragement (3/17/20)

In the midst of the Coronavirus crisis in March 2020, Pastor Jim sent out some words of hope. All of our worries and fears are defeated by our hope in Jesus. Instead of “Don’t worry be happy,” we need to be thinking “Don’t worry, trust Jesus.”

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Ceiling Tile Art- An Overdue Look

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in Godprints, SS-kids | 0 comments

Ceiling Tile Art- An Overdue Look

Back in 2010, our Sunday School took on the project of painting the ceiling tiles in our 2nd floor hallway. Have you ever noticed these tiles as you walk down the hallway? Take a closer look; you just might see yourself in the story that they are telling.

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Lenten Devotional for 2020

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020 in Godprints, Worship & Prayer | 2 comments

Lenten  Devotional for 2020

Several local churches have pooled together to create a booklet of daily devotions for the 2020 Lenten season. All of the articles were written specifically for this booklet. Open this post to view the articles and to take part in the day by day readings.

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Christ is Born… For YOU!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2020 in Signboard | 0 comments

Christ is Born… For YOU!

The angels told the shepherds, “For unto you is born a Savior.” Who is “You”? Does it refer to Israel? To the Shepherds? Or, could it even refer to Us???

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For Unto YOU (Christmas Eve, 2019)

Posted by on Dec 26, 2019 in Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

For Unto YOU (Christmas Eve, 2019)

Our 2019 Christmas Eve service was marked by tradition, familiar music, and familiar Bible readings. But the key verse from the sermon challenged us to awaken from the familiar and consider how deeply our Creator-God loves each one of us. “For unto ME is born a Savior…”

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Press Report from Bethlehem! (12/22/19)

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in Hughes, Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Press Report from Bethlehem! (12/22/19)

In what is becoming a Sunday before Christmas tradition, Rev. Jim Hughes visited PUMC and gave us a first hand account of what happened on that First Christmas.  This year, he appeared as Amos, a newspaper reporter who happened to be covering the beat in Bethlehem on that wondrous night. Amos challenged us to go beyond being a casual and impartial observer of Jesus. Become part of the story.

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