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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...

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 Robinson at Thursday, February 28, 2019
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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 Robinson at Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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Spiritual Gift of Faith

Gifted to Serve 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 this might be, "How can faith be a... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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Bishop McKee Shares His Message Before General Conference 2019

Friends, The special-called session of the General Conference begins its meeting on Saturday, Feb. 23, in St. Louis. The called session is to focus on The United Methodist Church’s ministry with our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. We live, worship, pray and serve God in a Church that is not of one mind on several issues, including the disagreement among the people called Methodist about ordination of gays and lesbians and the marriage of same-gendered persons. Yet, there is agreement among... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Skills and Gifts are Different

Dart West shares a devotion about discovering his spiritual gifts. CLICK HERE to take the Gifted to Serve Discovery to learn your gifts and ministry style! I was a people manager most of my working career. Because of that experience some people in the church thought I should be a part of lay leadership. I was on the board of trustees and then on the leadership board. Being a part of leadership, being "in the know" appealed to my easily inflated ego. I served in those capacities... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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