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  • September 19 Huddle Guide Sunday, September 19, 2021
    Destroying Intimacy Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested scr...
  • Week 3 | Unshallow Conversation Starters Thursday, September 16, 2021
    How to use this… Read through these Unshallow Conversation Starters around the dinner table or any designated meeting time with family and friends. It’s simple! Ask a question to star...
  • September 12 Huddle Guide Sunday, September 12, 2021
    Developing Intimacy Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested scr...
  • Week 2 | Unshallow Conversation Starters Thursday, September 9, 2021
    How to use this… Read through these Unshallow Conversation Starters around the dinner table or any designated meeting time with family and friends. It’s simple! Ask a question to star...
  • September 5 Huddle Guide Sunday, September 5, 2021
    Why Vulnerability? Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested scri...
  • Hurricane Ida Relief Thursday, September 2, 2021
    Friends in Christ, I hope that you and all your friends and family on the Gulf Coast were safe and secure as Hurricane Ida passed through, leaving destructive flooding and wind damage in its wake....
  • Week 1 | Unshallow Conversation Starters Thursday, September 2, 2021
    How to use this… Read through these Unshallow Conversation Starters around the dinner table or any designated meeting time with family and friends. It’s simple! Ask a question to star...
  • Try Vulnerability Wednesday, September 1, 2021
    Alyssa Robinson shares why she struggles with vulnerability. I don’t understand vulnerability. There. I said it. I’ve seen all of Brene Brown’s Netflix specials, watched a few...
  • Jesus as Lord Monday, August 30, 2021
    Rev. Karen Chraska shares what it means to her when she says, "Jesus is Lord." In G.F. Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” my favorite and the most thrilling part from the ...
  • August 29 Huddle Guide Sunday, August 29, 2021
    Jesus as Lord Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested scripture...
  • Jesus as Prophet Sunday, August 22, 2021
    Rev. Bill Mauldin shares why he loves exploring who Jesus was as a prophet: I have always liked a little bit of danger; I think it adds a little spice to life. As a teen I really enjoyed...
  • August 22 Huddle Guide Sunday, August 22, 2021
    Jesus as Prophet Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested script...
  • Jesus as Teacher Monday, August 16, 2021
    Rev. Doug Meyer shares the qualities of a good teacher and how Jesus exemplified the role of teacher. For me there are few things more fun than a class with an animated engaging teacher: one w...
  • August 15 Huddle Guide Sunday, August 15, 2021
    Jesus as Teacher Use this Huddle Guide to have deeper conversations with your family, friends, or small group around the message from worship on Sunday. Each Huddle Guide has suggested script...
  • Jesus as Friend Monday, August 9, 2021
    Rev. Daniel Humbert  shares his understanding of who Jesus is as a man, focusing on his role as a friend: I have been tremendously fortunate to have had many close friends throughout ...

Category: Story

Shattered Glass

This Christmas, we are partnering with Refuge for Women of North Texas to help bring hope and support to survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Twenty-five percent of our Christmas Eve offering will benefit this worthy organization. CLICK HERE to learn more about them and where your Christmas Eve donations are going. The below poem was written by a graduate of the Refuge for Women program. It's a beautiful example of the Unstoppable Joy of Christmas we've... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Thursday, December 17, 2020

We Can't

Rev. Daniel Humbert responds to the travesties that have continued to be committed against the African American population. I was born into privilege. I didn't ask for it. I didn't seek it. I didn't even know I had it for a long time. The privilege I share is shared by many. It doesn't mean my life was easy or that I got everything I ever wanted or that I didn't have to work to earn my comforts. It does mean, however, that my privilege has never caused me to need to... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Thursday, May 28, 2020

Interview with a Gay Christian about Stereotypes

You can listen to Alyssa Robinson and Jeff Green's podcast on Apple Podcasts , Google Play , or below via SoundCloud . A note from Alyssa Robinson: Jeff Green is a close friend of mine. He supported me during my divorce, one of the darkest and scariest times of my life. He is an accomplished architect. He is a deeply committed and loving member of his local church, Oak Lawn UMC in Dallas. He has been an avid CASA volunteer, acting as an advocate for children in the foster... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Spiritual Gift of Leadership

On Sunday, Pastor Daniel reminded us that God has summoned all of us to serve. We’re all called! But the ways in which we’re called are different for each person. God has given each of you a unique gift, passion, and ministry style to further the Kingdom. Take a moment to complete the Gifted to Serve Discovery to find your spot to serve. Some people are uniquely gifted to lead others into the future with gusto! Leadership is a valuable spiritual gift that helps propel all the... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Art of Neighboring

A neighborhood block party is the opportunity for neighbors to get together, meet each other, have fun, and maybe work together on a common activity. Check out the below guide to hosting your own block party or you can download the guide to print. We've also provided "The Art of Neighboring" Bingo Card. Download the card below and use it as a fun way to get to know your neighbors! Download Block Party Kit Download Bingo Card Neighborhood Block Party Kit An Easy How-To... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Sunday, September 15, 2019

Talking About Suicide With Your Family

Clint Donaldson, Licensed Professional Counselor with The Center Counseling , shares how you can talk to your kids about suicide and self-harm. Clint offices out of Trietsch on Tuesdays. Learn more about Clint and how to make an appointment with him at  tmumc.org/counseling . It’s August. In Texas that means extremely hot days, slightly less hot evenings, and “back- to-school.” For those with kids, you’re immersed in new schedules, practices, band... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Bullying and the Gift of Transformation

Laura O'Reilly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and member of Trietsch. On August 26 at 8pm she will be one of the therapists on our  Facebook Live  podcast panel. Below, Laura takes us on a deep dive into bullying. If you have a kid in school at any age, this is a helpful read to better understand the impact of bullying and what you can do to help depending on the age of your child. Learn more about Laura's counseling practice and make an appointment at ... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Be Strong and Courageous

Julie Hawkins is Trietsch's Director of Children and Family Ministries. She understands the stress and anxiety that comes with the new school year. Read her personal experience below and keep up with all things happening in Children and Family Ministries at TMUMC.ORG/children . Join us this Sunday (Aug. 18) to celebrate going back to school with an ice cream truck, video games, and blessings for your kids! A few weeks ago I sat at the kitchen counter with my fall calendar,... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Walking Out of the Wilderness

Chris Robinson is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and member of Trietsch. He has a deep understanding of anxiety and depression, and shares his perspective through the lens of faith and relationship with God. To learn more about his counseling practice or make an appointment visit  cjrcounseling.com  and join us in worship this Sunday as we start week 1 of "Reality Check," a worship series centered around mental health. As a counselor of many clients who... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Moving the Needle

About a month ago, Rev. Doug Meyer shared a message about "Moving the Needle." What can we each do to be a better neighbor? To love more deeply? To show others that they matter? His message particularly touched the hearts of  Robbie Thomason and René Radican, and they decided to take action! They saw a need in their community for support and encouragement and built a food pantry in their front yard. Robbie says, "On a recent trip my sister and I noticed a... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Tuesday, July 30, 2019

A Lesson I Learned at MAD Camp

Pastor Doug Meyer shares the impact MAD Camp had on him personally: Everywhere you look or listen, people are talking about taking a break, going on vacation, heading to the lake, or going off to camp. I don't know about you, but somehow that kicks me into chill out mode. I want to sleep later, eat more, become a bit lazier - you get the picture. For the most part that works because many of the folks I know are in the same state of mind! Then along comes a wave of unstoppable... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Spiritual Gift of Knowledge

Have you ever met someone who knows a little bit about everything? Or maybe they know a lot about everything! They are the kind of people who love doing research, learning about new topics, and would never give you half-truths or incomplete information. If so, you might know someone with the spiritual gift of knowledge. Knowledge is a spiritual gift because their deep attention to facts, process, and love of study challenges the church to function at a higher level. They build the Kingdom... Read More
Posted by Alyssa Robinson at Saturday, June 1, 2019

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