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  • How do I start spiritual practices? Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson When I start something new, I go a little too hard. If I’m going to start a new exercise routine, I buy all the gear and create an unsustainable workout plan. Whe...
  • What does the Bible say about prayer? Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson Prayer is a mystery to me. Sometimes it comes so naturally that I feel like I’m in a constant state of prayer, and other times it just feels rote. One thing I wi...
  • How do I breathe in God? Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson Have you ever had the wind knocked out of you? It can be a terrifying experience. The first time it happened to me I was 8 years old. As I was swinging across the monkey...
  • What habits do I need to stop? Wednesday, September 7, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson In this week’s YouVersion Reading Plan , Day 1 introduces us to the idea of spiritual practices as a form of training. Just like an athlete or musician trains to be...
  • Why can't I rest? Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson There is a room in my house that has no modern technology in it except for a record player. I sit and look out the window in my leather chair, with my feet propped u...
  • How am I broken? Wednesday, August 24, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson In Rev. Doug Meyer’s message on Sunday, he said that the first step to healing the brokenness in others is to recognize how we are broken. I’ve been meditating ...
  • How can I be more like Jesus? Wednesday, August 17, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson In this week’s Life + God Podcast episode, Rev. Gracie Millard and I talked about the different understandings of grace identified by John Wesley: prevenient, justif...
  • Do I need community? Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson I am an introvert. If you’ve met me, that might be a surprise to you because I’ve been told I exude confidence and come off as an outgoing, outspoken person. It ...
  • Does God care about money? Wednesday, August 3, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson I have trust issues. My default setting is to assume that someone is trying to take advantage of me or manipulate me in some way. My guard is always up. Don’t worry...
  • Can I disagree with the Bible? Wednesday, July 27, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson How do we approach Bible stories that leave us discontented? To try to wrap my head around some of the weirdest Scriptures, I’ve explored historical and cultural ...
  • Whose side is God on? Wednesday, July 20, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson At the root of humanity, we are tribal. We establish both figurative and literal borders to separate ourselves and create safety. We label individuals or groups who don&rsquo...
  • When Bears Attack Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson And now for a Bible story that needs no introduction, 2 Kings 2:19:25: Now the people of the city said to Elisha, “The location of this city is good, as my lord sees...
  • Do the ends justify the means? Wednesday, July 6, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson This question is full of ethical dilemmas. We ask, “Do the ends justify the means,” when we see someone with good intentions, trying to get to a righteous place, ...
  • Do you wrestle with God? Wednesday, June 29, 2022
    by Alyssa Robinson We’re having a little bit of fun this summer with our worship series Weird . In this series we’re taking a look at some of the weirdest stories from the Ol...
  • Where is the Holy Spirit? Thursday, June 23, 2022
    by Pam Taylor I’ve always tried to be in tune with the Holy Spirit. As a child, my mother prayed to the Holy Spirit, asked the Holy Spirit for help, and referenced the Holy Spirit quite of...

Serving Community Kids

Pam Kerl shares her experience serving with Kids Eat Free each summer. My maternal grandparents were Assembly of God pastors and missionaries for over 50 years. When I was a youngster, I remember hearing my grandfather preaching about a favorite Bible passage which comes from Matthew 25:35-40. ("For I was hungry and you gave me food...") Servant ministry would definitely describe how my grandparents lived. In the years since my grandfather's death in 1990,... Read More
at Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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Give It a Try

Sherry Bigham's Life Group has helped her see that she has a place in this church. She matters. Consider joining a Life Group in September. Click here to learn more! I'm a recently retired teacher, and my husband and I were looking for ways to get involved in the community so we started coming to Trietsch. It's not easy to get connected to a new church. It can be scary to walk in and assert yourself into conversations. My husband and I are in our 60s, and it can be hard to... Read More
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Pray for Mozambique

Rev. Clay Horton , Associate Pastor of Serving Ministries, reminds us to stop and say a prayer for our missionaries in Mozambique this week: Mission Mozambique is an ongoing initiative to support this African community in education, food, and health. Our missionaries from Trietsch have given up their time and money to spend a week in the Mozambique community helping to continue these ongoing areas of support. Each team member pays their own way and they go proudly representing each and... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Friday, July 21, 2017
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Volunteer Spotlight: The Horvaths

Amy Parsons finds a volunteer to uplift each month. Do you know someone who deserves recognition? Email Amy at . We love our volunteers! For the July Volunteer Spotlight, we are excited to recognize and thank the Horvath Family for all they have done for us at Trietsch. Tim, Deb and Emma Rae have been at Trietsch since 2006 when Deb began teaching Sunday school. She was excited to be plugged in to Children Ministries and have their daughter, Emma Rae (13),... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Buy Tickets to Esther

August 10th - 13th Get Tickets! In August Stage Right Ministry  will perform Esther, the story of a young Jewish girl who became queen of Persia. She discovers that her people are to be annihilated by royal decree. She is forced to trust God through frightening circumstances, with the survival of her entire race seemingly on her shoulders. Buy your tickets today for the upcoming performance! Performance Dates Thursday, August 10, 7 - 9:15 pm Friday, August 11, 7 -... Read More
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Wesley-Rankin Thanks Trietsch

Shellie Ross, Senior Director of Education at Wesley-Rankin , wants to let Trietsch know how much MAD Camp means to her students. Thank you so much for all of the effort put in to make it happen every year! And special thanks to Pam Taylor, our fearless leader. Dearest Friends of Trietsch Memorial UMC, I continue to be amazed at the creativity, compassion, and large love offered to our summer B3X campus students at Wesley-Rankin! The engagement of our kids, their smiles, and eagerness... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Thursday, July 13, 2017
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