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  • God Restores The Broken Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    Rev. Karen Chraska shares her thoughts on God's restoration. God heals brokenness. Come celebrate the ultimate restoration with us this week for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter . May a...
  • Restorative Time Alone Wednesday, April 6, 2022
    Denise Robinson shares her realization that restoration doesn't have to be work; it can simply be a time of rest: 2020 and 2021 were especially tough for me. I know what you’re think...
  • Stripping Your Paint Monday, April 4, 2022
    Rev. Doug Meyer thinks about his personal restoration compared to restoring furniture: A number of years ago I decided to tackle restoring an old piece of furniture. It was your basic 100 year...
  • Lessons Learned From the Garden Wednesday, March 30, 2022
    Alyssa Robinson shares what Laura Sennott taught her about God's restoration, using her garden as a teaching tool. I bought my first house in 2020. I was so proud and excited, and my family ...
  • 20 Years of Restoration Monday, March 28, 2022
    Bob Mersereau shares his story of restoration. It took 20 years to learn how to trust God and give up on anger and resentment, but when he did he found a bottomless well of peace and love. My wi...
  • A Vision of Restoration Tuesday, March 22, 2022
    Dana Phillips is in the midst of God's restoration , and it began with a vision: Jesus restores us in the middle of our failures, mistakes, hurts, and brokenness. Sometimes it is one step b...
  • Restoration in a Lonely Pew Tuesday, March 15, 2022
    Rev. Daniel Humbert shares how God's restoration can be a time of quiet support from a friend: I’m the youngest of four—three boys and a girl. There were roughly 3 years separa...
  • God Restores Hope Tuesday, March 8, 2022
    Van Weaver is our Butterfly Ministry Coordinator at Trietsch and today she shares her personal story of restoration : I met Nate in 2011. We went on a first date and instantly felt a connection...
  • How does God see me? Wednesday, February 16, 2022
    This month we are challenging ourselves to “See What God Sees” in other people. As Christ-followers, we are on a journey toward greater compassion, empathy, and love for all of God&rsquo...
  • Meaning Behind The Magnificat Thursday, December 9, 2021
    Rev. Karen Chraska shares why the Magnificat is so meaningful to her: Special songs signify special occasions: “Happy Birthday” at a birthday party, “The National Anthem&rdqu...
  • The Millennium in Revelation Sunday, November 21, 2021
    Revelation 20 refers to the millennium. Please see the below explanation of the 1000-year period mentioned in Revelation. Wnat to know more about the Book of Revelation? CLICK HERE to read Rev. D...
  • What We Believe About Revelation Tuesday, November 9, 2021
    Senior Pastor Rev. Daniel Humbert shares context around the Book of Revelation and how The United Methodist Church interprets this Scripture. For many, the mere mention of the Book of Revel...
  • The Four Views of Revelation Thursday, November 4, 2021
    In the Methodist tradition we believe that there are multiple ways to interpret Scripture, and Revelation is no exception. Rev. Daniel Humbert has outlined below four of the most popular understandin...
  • Messages & Symbols in Revelation Thursday, November 4, 2021
    Do you want to read the book of Revelation, but not sure where to start? Rev. Daniel Humbert compiled a list of symbols, messages, and the meaning behind each to help you get started. Looking fo...
  • Live Simply, Spark Generosity! Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    Alyssa Robinson shares where she is currently with her giving and how she wants to grow. You can learn more about living generously at TMUMC.ORG/pledge . In 2019 along with all the other Netfli...

Listen, Obey & Be Kind

Jessica Bennett realized that she needed to take the advice that she had been giving her own child for years. Read her story. Our family stopped making New Year's Resolutions a few years ago. Instead, every January, my family chooses words we feel like God has really placed on our hearts to focus on for that year. My word for 2016 was  Selah , and my word for 2017 is  Listen . God has given me MANY opportunities over this past year and a half to learn a LOT about... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Hope for Mozambique

Audrey Watkins grew up at Trietsch, and it was through Mission Mozambique that God revealed His plan for her life. Read Audrey's story, and join us for the Mozambique Silent Auction and Mozambique Live  to support this worthy ministry. It's difficult for me to put into words what my experiences in Mozambique mean to me. Since I was eight years old, I knew that I wanted to go to Africa. I guess I "felt a calling," as some would say. When I first told my mom... Read More
at Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Church & Baseball

Life Groups don't have to be gooey and emotional. Kristy Jordan thinks her group is a lot like a baseball game: Growing up I never watched baseball. My dad didn't like it so it was never on at our house. We were all about the Cowboys, Spurs, and golf. From the little I had seen of it, I thought baseball was so boring. Why would anyone be interested in watching it? On the other hand, my husband is a huge Rangers fan and an all-around baseball fan. He comes from a family of... Read More
at Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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Volunteer Spotlight: Karen Nelson

Amy Parsons sat down with Karen Nelson, our Volunteer of the month. Thank you, Karen, for all you do! Sign up to serve at . I had the wonderful honor and opportunity to sit down with Karen Nelson, our very first Volunteer Spotlight. Karen and her husband, Nate, as well as their two children, Jake (a Freshman at Baylor) and Allie (a Jr at Marcus), have been at Trietsch for about eight years. Originally from the Houston area, Karen was a school teacher for many... Read More
at Thursday, April 13, 2017
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Ministry of Presence

As a missionary, Sherrill Johnston learned that building relationships is often more important than the work being done: During my ten years of mission work in the remote far reaches of South America, I never ceased to be totally infatuated with the women's remarkable talent of weaving and creating tapestries of brilliant colors and design. They were master artisans! Not only did I have a deep admiration for their handiwork but the tapestry itself provided JUST the... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Thursday, April 13, 2017
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Small Moment, Big God

Chris Robinson shares how Life Groups have helped him see God's work in the little moments: On the Monday before Valentine's Day, I went to Tom Thumb to pick up a card and flowers for my wife, Denise. I was just going through the normal grocery store routine when the lady working the checkout, Antoinita, began to talk to me. As I listened to her, phrases she used struck a chord with me. She looked at the flowers and card and started talking about the blessings of my marriage:... Read More
at Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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I Live Here

I am Brandon. Today I pray for you: May God’s call on your life lead you to ministry in your own community. May partnership and friendship be the start of a beautiful foundation in communities everywhere. I grew up in South Dallas. It's not that no one gets out and becomes successful. That's not part of the problem. The problem is that we get out, we find success and we stay away. We don't give this neighborhood the chance to benefit from our growth. Not me. I found... Read More
at Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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Know Us

I am Mark. Pray with me today: I pray for a renaissance. We have great ingredients in our community and it is time to make them better. Help us to preserve the integrity of our community as we build a strong place that is bright and diverse. Let it celebrate our brothers and sisters and the vibrant heritage of South Dallas. We need the church. We need the church in very real ways. Brothers and sisters in Christ, this great community needs you. We need jobs. We've got to bring jobs... Read More
at Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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From Negative to Positive

I am Jay, pray with me today: May the hearts of all of those who pray for the work that we are doing with Zip Code Connection be united in a greater community of God's love and grace. I need God’s love to share God's love. I grew up in Garland, but most of my family was in South Dallas. My cousins were my best friends and they lived there and my best friend was there. I graduated from Rockwall High School and moved to South Dallas to join them. I say that I was on my negative... Read More
at Friday, April 7, 2017
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Sometimes Days are Hard

I am Glenda. Pray with me today: I pray for world peace. I pray for peace in my community. I pray for all of the people and families that have lost loved ones to violence here. I pray for those incarcerated. I pray for the children. May we all find peace. I hope our children can hear this message: Come up out of the streets. All there is in the streets is death. I don't want to watch another drive-by shooting on the corner. I want to see our children getting an education. I want to see... Read More
at Thursday, April 6, 2017
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I Talk Too Much

Have you been wondering where this idea of Life Groups came from? It goes back all the way to John Wesley. Denise Robinson shares what bringing Life Groups to Trietsch has meant to her. Join us for our next launch party on May 7! Chatterbox. Chatty Cathy. Parakeet. Yammerer. Babbling Brook. Rattletrap. These are all names I was called during my school years. (I am probably still called these names just not to my face so much anymore.) Almost... Read More
at Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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Pride in the Street

I am Steven. Pray with me today: Let us find the beauty in our neighborhoods, neighbors and strangers. Give us strength to do the work in South Dallas that needs to be done to support a community working to better itself. There are clear signs that this community has suffered some hits along the way. When you drive in to South Dallas, you will see vacant buildings and lots, deterioration around the streets, and overgrowth. It might seem to the outsider that there is a lack of pride of... Read More
at Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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