Welcome

We are so glad you are here!

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, straight, filthy rich, or dirt poor. We extend a special welcome to crying newborns, those who are skinny as a rail or could afford to lose a few pounds. Or more than a few :-) You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more religious than the Pope, more Methodist than Wesley, or haven’t been in church since little Joey’s baptism.

We welcome soccer moms, Greenwave dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food lovers, squids, and jarheads. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted.

We welcome you if you’re having problems, if you’re down in the dumps, if you are thrilled just to be alive, or in need of a prayer. Whether you had church shoved down your throat as a kid, if church was the place you felt most loved in the world, or if you don’t like “organized religion”.

We’ve been there too.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts, cynics… and you!

(Adapted from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Community) 

Current Sermon Series

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Hear the Words of the Prophets

In this era of fake news, it is hard to know what is true, and who to trust. People on every side claim to be telling the truth, and ensure us that they alone have the answers. How do we know what is true? Did God speak thousands of years ago, and then stop? Is God still speaking? Join us as we hear the message of God's prophets in the Bible, and see what they have to say to us today. 


Join us in worship on Sundays at 9am, or listen to the sermon at 9:30am on KVLV 980AM or live on Pastor Dawn's Facebook page. They are archived there, too! https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015790988604

2019 Sermon Series

July 2019: The Sermon on the Mound

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Methodists seek out answers about God, ourselves, and the major questions our day using Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience. Also, baseball!

June 2019: Faith at the Movies

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Epworth teams up again this year with the historic Fallon Theatre to show free movies! And then, on the following Sundays, we talk together about each movie as a modern day parable. This year's movies are Star Wars: the Last Jedi, O Brother Where Art Thou, Disney's Tarzan, and Field of Dreams.

Easter 2019: Second Chances

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The Bible and our lives today are full of broken people, restored, repurposed, and redeemed. What can God do in your life?

Lent 2019: The Upside Down Kingdom

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Outcasts welcomed. Broken made whole, Righteous humbled. Powerful challenged.  Lost ones found. Jesus' life and ministry builds a Kingdom completely different from what people then and now expected.


February 2019: #relationshipgoals

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A Biblical guide to loving one another.

January 2019: The People of the Book

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Christianity, Judaism, and Islam all come from the same root. This series explores how we are similar, how we are different, and what we can learn from each other.

2018 Sermon Series, August - December

Advent and Christmas 2018: Calm and Bright

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This year is the 200th anniversary of the writing and singing of Silent Night. Inspired by Marcia McFee, we remember the Christmas story through this beautiful hymn.

November 2018: Lessons from Four-Legged Saints

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Absurdly happy. Absolutely fearless. Constantly in trouble. We can learn a lot about God, ourselves, and the life to which we are called through our four-legged furry friends.

September & October 2018: On Holy Ground

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Explore the incredible life and ministry of Moses, who is -- next to Jesus himself -- the most important prophet in the Bible.

August 2018: Hook, Line, and Sinker

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Follow me, Jesus said, and I will make you fishers of people. Some real local fishermen and fisherwomen talk with us about what on earth that means! And we rejoice together in the faith that will not let us go.

2018 Sermon Series, January - July

July 2018: Faith at the Movies

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Modern parables are all around us! Watch the movie, and then in worship we talk together about where God shows up. 

July 15: We Are Marshall

July 22: Wonder

July 29: The Sandlot

August 5: Coco

June 2018: The Call

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Second only to Jesus himself, Paul is probably the one person who played the most significant role in establishing the Christian faith. Using the book of Acts and Paul's own letters, we travel with him and learn about his life, his conversion, his faith, and what we can learn from him today.

Spring 2018: Deeper

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 The Resurrection is only the beginning. As he did when he appeared to his disciples to comfort, inspire, heal, and love them, so Jesus does for us. Join us to go beyond the motions, beyond appearances to deeper faith, greater hope, fuller life.

Lent 2018: Divine Foolishness

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Follow Jesus' ministry told in the Gospel of Mark, and reawaken to the extravagant, overflowing, unreasonable 

love of God.

"For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength." 1 Corinthians 1:25

Winter 2018: The Beginning of Everything

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From the very first sentence, Mark's Gospel is a story of beginnings. Explore with us the ways Jesus breaks into our story, and makes everything new.

Epiphany 2018

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The arrival of the Magi, and a special guest sermon about the God's great love in Jesus Christ.

2017 Sermon Series

Advent and Christmas

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As we wait with hushed anticipation for the birth of the Messiah, we tell that old, old story once again and give thanks for hope, joy, love, and peace.

Methodist Pie

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A little bit of history, a little bit of theology, a little bit of music, and a whole lot of celebrating food, fun, and friendship as some of the best parts of a family of faith.

All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

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With Rev Robert Fulghum's book as our inspiration, the simple biblical truths that form the foundation for a whole, healthy life.

Come Thou Font of Every Blessing

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Life is so much better when we have a community of mutual love and support around us. This sermon series explores the best ways to develop those blessings in the present, and into the future.

Fruits of the Spirit

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Prepare the ground. Plant the seeds, Nourish and water them. Watch them grow, and produce fruit, to make more seeds, to plant more trees! This series explores what happens in us and in the world when we follow God and cultivate our faith.