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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...

Ghost of Christmas Past

Rev. Daniel Humbert invites you to worship with us this Advent. On Sunday, we'll talk about the Ghost of Christmas Past in our Advent worship series, Scrooge: The Advent of Hope . Christmas is coming! Ready or not. It's the great pandemonium, as I like to call it. The decorating, shopping, parties, gatherings, shopping, events, cards, shopping, lights, conversations, shopping, relatives, donating, and more shopping. It is the great marathon run as a... Read More
at Thursday, November 30, 2017
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Thanks for Giving

A note of thanks for your generous gifts from Rev. Daniel Humbert : ​​​​​​​As we celebrate our national day of Thanksgiving I want to thank you for your generosity toward God’s ministry here at Trietsch. Your gifts have enabled Trietsch to help families in need, support community outreach, transform hearts and most importantly to grow people in their relationship with Christ. I am so grateful to you for making the mission of this church so relevant and vital to this... Read More
at Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Common Love

Uth Kwior leaders Callie Bailey and Kaeli Alpha share how they make sure everyone has a place to belong, even if the person doesn't sing. Join us this Sunday for "You Belong." Learn more at TMUMC.ORG/worship . In youth choir, not everyone is the same age, not everyone goes to the same school, not everyone is even passionate about singing, but what we do have in common is a love for experiencing God through music. That's our mission: to connect with God and... Read More
at Thursday, November 16, 2017
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A Critical Juncture

Rev. Daniel Humbert took a week to reflect on the tragedy in Sutherland Springs. This is his response: I have been praying now for a week over Sutherland Springs. It’s literally only been a month and a couple of days since I wrote about the devastating shooting in Las Vegas. A month! And now, here I am again, sharing heartache and deep concern over yet another mass shooting in our country…in our state…closer to home. I am in utter disbelief. My heart hurts. I... Read More
at Monday, November 13, 2017
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Thank You for the Last 20 Years

Rev. Karen Chraska expresses her gratitude in allowing her to serve Trietsch for the last 20 years: I am a very blessed individual. I can't say thank you enough for Sunday's luncheon celebration. I was deeply touched, sincerely humbled, and immensely grateful. You killed the fatted calf and I never went away and returned! The hymn commissioned to celebrate my 20 years at Trietsch totally blew my mind, the video, the food…Wow. Really?! Someone yesterday asked me,... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Friday, November 3, 2017
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Live Humbly, Serve Boldly, Sing Loudly

Zoe Paraskevopoulos is one of our youth who embodies Trietsch's values of radical love and servant ministry. God tugged on her heart to provide clean water to those without. The mission statement of Trietsch's Uth Kwior is to "Live Humbly, Serve Boldly, Sing Loudly." We do all three on our summer mission tour, but we mainly serve. We serve in several ways including volunteering our time and labor, but also uplifting people spiritually through music. The latter is... Read More
at Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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