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Fasting for Justice

Typically, we fast from some food, product, or behavior during Lent as a means to better connect with God and truly understand the nature of Christ’s suffering for us. This year, we encourage you to discover a Lenten fast that will connect you with those suffering from human trafficking. Below are listed some common contributions to human trafficking. Consider fasting from one or more of these items either throughout Lent or perhaps try one per week of Lent. Learn more about... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Shibata at Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Work of Solitude

Download the TMUMC App for iPhone or Android to receive daily devotionals, tips, and educational resources on human trafficking throughout Lent. Make a donation to International Justice Mission at TMUMC.ORG/humanity . “Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him and he began to teach them saying: ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’ ” Matthew 5:1-3 Picture this scene: ... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Shibata at Wednesday, March 6, 2019

When in Doubt, Love Each Other

Dart West wrote the below devotion in response to the Special Session of General Conference. Thank you, Dart, for reminding us that we must keep moving toward love.  My heart is heavy. My denomination has voted to continue its opposition to same sex marriage. Many in the church, including myself had hoped that the time had come for us to be more accepting of our LGBTQ members and clergy. It makes me sad that our denomination will not be seen by the general public as loving... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Shibata at Thursday, February 28, 2019

Message from Daniel Humbert about General Conference

Dear Trietsch Family, Greetings in the name of Christ our Lord! I want to share with you information from the specially called session of the global General Conference of The United Methodist Church which has just completed its session to address matters of ordination and marriage of persons within the LGBTQ community. The General Conference approved the Traditional Plan (maintain existing prohibitions and enforcing more stringent penalties). The vote was split 53% to 47%. This final... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Shibata at Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Spiritual Gift of Faith

We have a Gifted to Serve class coming up on April 7. This is a one-time, one-hour class that will help you discover your spiritual gifts and how you can use them in the church, in your community, and beyond! Take 15 minutes to complete the Gifted to Serve Discovery to learn your giftedness. God wants to use you to build the Kingdom in a way that brings you deep joy. Take the next step in your journey. Today, let's learn about the spiritual gift of faith. Your first reaction to... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Shibata at Wednesday, February 27, 2019