Godprints

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

Why Are We Talkin’ Baseball instead of Jesus? (Camp Meeting, 8/25/19)

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in FEATURED, Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons | 0 comments

Why Are We Talkin’ Baseball instead of Jesus? (Camp Meeting, 8/25/19)

Former PUMC’er Pastor Bret Walker was the speaker at the 8/25/19 Camp Meeting service. Pastor Bret and his ukulele led us in music, and he challenged us with his message: Why do we talk more about trivial stuff than we do about Jesus?

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Singers Needed!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in FEATURED, Signboard | 0 comments

Singers Needed!

“Singers Needed, In Choir Within!” Singers are needed everywhere; not just in the choir loft. How are you using your talents to glorify God?

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Amazing Story, Beautiful Savior (Camp Meeting, 8/19/19)

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Amazing Story, Beautiful Savior (Camp Meeting, 8/19/19)

Rev. Jeff Crispin spoke at the Camp Meeting on 8/18/19. He told an amazing story of a beautiful savior who came to solve a problem that only He could solve: Sin. Through His grace that overcomes our sin, we can live a joyful life of love in a restored relationship with our Creator.

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No Ram Caught in the Thicket (Camp Meeting, 8/11/19)

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons | 0 comments

No Ram Caught in the Thicket (Camp Meeting, 8/11/19)

Rev. Jim Hughes preached at the Camp Meeting on 8/11/19. On this evening, he didn’t present his customary first person dramatization. Instead he painted a vivid picture of two sacrifices on two hills linked by eternity. God provided a Substitute for Abraham, and for us. But there is no substitute for Jesus.

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Ah Ha! Moments (Camp Meeting, 8/4/19)

Posted by on Aug 6, 2019 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons | 0 comments

Ah Ha! Moments (Camp Meeting, 8/4/19)

During the Camp Meeting service on 8/4/19, Rev. Bill Wilson asked us to consider what happens when we fall into a “pig pen”; when we’re trapped in a difficult situation. We may feel hopeless, but if we listen we’ll hear God calling us to “come home.” If we pay attention, God will wake us with an “Ah Ha!” moment.

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Talking with God Where the Rubber Meets the Road (Camp Meeting, 7/28/19)

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Talking with God Where the Rubber Meets the Road (Camp Meeting, 7/28/19)

John Keith Davis brought his unique touch of music and inspiration to the Pitman Camp Meeting on July 29, 2019. In the words of his closing song, “When I am cast out and troubled in Soul, God whispers peace to me.”

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Our Lifeguard Walks on Water!

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019 in Signboard | 0 comments

Our Lifeguard Walks on Water!

“Need a Lifeguard? Ours Walks on Water!”
Does our situation seem impossible? Are we drowning in hopelessness? Our Lifeguard can see us, and He’ll come to us if we call for help.

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Redeemed from the Pit (Camp Meeting, 7/14/19)

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons | 0 comments

Redeemed from the Pit (Camp Meeting, 7/14/19)

Why do bad things happen to good people? Sudden change hit the Camp Meeting as the scheduled speaker, Jim Hughes, couldn’t make it. Someone else delivered the message, and we considered what to do when we fall into the “pit” of a bad situation.

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Ivory Soapy Attitude (Camp Meeting, 7/6/19)

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons | 0 comments

Ivory Soapy Attitude (Camp Meeting, 7/6/19)

What’s it mean to be pure in heart? How do we get there? Is 99% pure good enough??? Pastor Jim gave the message at the Pitman Camp Meeting when we hosted on 7/6/19.

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When Life isn’t Fair (Camp Meeting, 6/30/19)

Posted by on Jul 3, 2019 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

When Life isn’t Fair (Camp Meeting, 6/30/19)

Richwood UMC opened the 2019 season of the Pitman Camp Meeting and got us off to a rousing start.  Sanctified opened the worship in music and Rev. Steve Herman preached an inspiring sermon with practical advice on what to do when life treats you unfairly.

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Love- Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 in Godprints | 0 comments

Love- Where the Rubber Meets the Road

“Random Acts of Kindness”!?! Kindness” (or Love) should be at the core of a disciple’s day to day living. Active Love is continual contact with other people as we travel down life’s road. Love is where the rubber meets the road.

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Embrace Change!

Posted by on Mar 8, 2019 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  Embrace Change!

Change is all around us in our lives; we can’t avoid change. Change brings fear. But do we really need to be afraid? How can we avoid the anxiety and fear that change brings? Can we even embrace change and grow because of it???

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Lenten Devotional for 2019

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in Godprints | 0 comments

Lenten Devotional for 2019

Prepare for Easter by reading this daily devotional during the Lenten Season. The devotional booklet was produced by members of several local churches, and this post lets you view the booklet online.

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Is Fear Knocking at the Door? Answer it with Faith!

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019 in Signboard | 0 comments

Is Fear Knocking at the Door?  Answer it with Faith!

Is Fear knocking at the front door? Is it persistently pounding on the doorbell, not willing to leave you alone? Then confront it with Faith! Faith convinces us that God isn’t leaving you on your own, but that He will give you comfort in the problem and a solution to get you through it.

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What Do You Want for Christmas??? (12/24/18)

Posted by on Dec 27, 2018 in Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

What Do You Want for Christmas??? (12/24/18)

During our 2018 Christmas Eve Candelight Service, Pastor Jim asked “What do YOU want for Christmas?” Through the music, Word, and Candles, we were all given an experience of being touched by Jesus.

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Jim Hughes Welcomes the Innkeeper to Church (12/23/18)

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 in Sermons | 0 comments

Jim Hughes Welcomes the Innkeeper to Church (12/23/18)

Sunday 12/23/18, the Fourth Sunday in Advent, Jim Hughes gave the messages through drama and song. He always brings a friend to church with him; this time he brought the Innkeeper (a man who made room in his heart for Jesus).

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The Steeple Burned Down, but the Church is Fine! (12/01/03)

Posted by on Dec 16, 2018 in ChurchHistory, Friends & Fellowship, Godprints | 0 comments

The Steeple Burned Down, but the Church is Fine! (12/01/03)

On 12/1/18 we quietly marked the 15th anniversary of the fire which destroyed our former building on the corner of Broadway and Holly Ave. But it was only a building that burned down. The church is alive and well!

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Time to Sharpen Your Blade?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  Time to Sharpen Your Blade?

Is your Christian life a burden? Shouldn’t it be a Joy to follow and serve Christ?!? If life is a burden, maybe you need to “sharpen your blades” and re-connect with God.

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Camp Meeting Revival! (Camp Meeting, 8/27/18)

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons | 2 comments

Camp Meeting Revival! (Camp Meeting, 8/27/18)

What is “Revival”? How does that play out in real life? Pastor Bret Walker inspired us with his music and his powerful insight into how we can re-connect with God. This service (8/26/18) closed out the 2018 Pitman Camp Meeting season.

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Rite of Passage and a Personal Journey (8/19/18)

Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 in Sermons | 0 comments

Rite of Passage and a Personal Journey (8/19/18)

What do you do when you feel lonely, rejected, and in despair? During his sermon on Native American Sunday, Lay Speaker Steve Ozkowski wove together the stories of three people to show us how we might respond.

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