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2nd Sunday in Advent
December 6, 2020
"Peace: The Strength to Hold On"
Isaiah 40:1-11 | Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
2 Peter 3:8-15a | Mark 1:1-8
Peace exists within the kingdom life, but we don’t have to wait for that life as if it were a distant dream. Putting into practice the way of peace will manifest peace in our lives, in our nation, and in the world. When we do, we find peace with God, peace with others and peace in our actions – from home, to the community, and far beyond. We experience a deep, abiding sense within that we know our purpose and that by God’s grace we will live into God’s dreams for us. But it is only in seeking Christ that we actually find peace.
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3rd Sunday in Advent
December 13, 2020
"Joy: Transitional Objects"
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 | Psalm 126 | 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 | John 1:6-8, 19-2
If you dig around in your "memory box," or cedar chest, or the top of a closet, you probably have one: a transitional object from your childhood, or maybe one that belonged to your own child. It may be a tattered blanket, or a stuffed animal that was "loved on" so much, it was nearly worn out. Picking it up decades later still brings with it a warm, fuzzy feeling of joy. John the Baptizer may not give us a warm, fuzzy feeling, but he is something of a "Transitional Object" in God's divine plan of salvation for the world.
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"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE ...
Whether you label yourself a "Christian," or are uncertain whether you believe in anything any more, you are welcome to worship at Green Meadow United Methodist Church. Single, married, partnered, divorced, gay, rich, poor, USAmerican, or immigrant, you are welcome here. Burned out on religion -- whether organized, or disorganized -- bedraggled and hungover, addicted or in recovery, just out of jail, you are welcome here. Have no idea about Holy Communion, hymnals, or when to stand or sit? Don't worry, the pastor didn't either when he first stepped into a United Methodist Church as an adult -- and he was welcomed, too.
We're glad you're here!
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
We are a United Methodist Community of Worship, serving in the Smoky Mountain District of the Holston Conference. Our mission is to be an open gathering place to nurture Christians in training who, equipped by the Holy Spirit, go into the world and share the light of Jesus Christ.
A MISSIONAL CHURCH
Whether it's building mission kits for flood victims, sending food buckets to Zimbabwe, working with Family Promise of Blount County, helping the Salvation Army's lunch ministry, or gathering peanut butter for the Community Food Connection, "Meadow Folk" are engaged in the missio Dei ... God's mission of love.
Sunday mornings at Green Meadow are, in a way, much of what you would expect when you come to a United Methodist Church: we gather for Sunday School and we worship together. We also share a breakfast once a month, and in months where we have a fifth Sunday, we have a potluck dinner.