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  • An Everyday Mystery
    Today’s Reflection WE HAVE OPPORTUNITIES to embrace Jesus’ transforming mystery in our everyday lives. Henri J.M. Nouwen once said that human life is a series of losses. We experience loss...

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Daily Bible Reading

Today's reading is from:
  • Zephaniah 1-3  
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Living Treasures

Living Treasures

The "Living Treasures" is a group of adults aged 60+, who meet on the third Thursday of each month for lunch and fellowship at 12:00 in the Fellowship Hall. The meal will be provided for a nominal fee ($5). We have a good time. Come join our fun!

For more information contact Pat Deavor at 872-1578.

Living Treasures
Usually the 3rd Thursday of each month

DATES FOR 2014:

January 16th
February 20th
March 20th
April 17th
May 15th
June 19th
July 17th
August No Meeting
September 18th
October 16th
November 20th (Thanksgiving Dinner provided for our Seniors)

December 18th (Christmas Program



Senior Pastor's Message

 

Maturity Needed in Every Decade

And Generation

 

 

 

Rev. Charles Swindoll is the featured speaker on the internationally broadcast radio program, “Insight for Living”.  He notes, “You and I are growing older.  That’s automatic.  But that does not necessarily mean we are growing up.  How important it is that we do so!  And it will not happen unless we get control of our attitude, which turns us in the right direction.  Several things come to mind when I think of how all this works its way out.  Marks of maturity are emerging ~

~ When our concern for others outweighs our concern for ourselves

~ When we detect the presence of evil or danger before it is obvious

~ When we have wisdom and understanding as well as knowledge

~ When we have more than high ideals but also the discipline to carry them out

~ When our emotions are tempered by responsibility and thoroughness

~ When our awareness of needs is matched by our compassion and involvement

~ When we not only understand a task but also have the fortitude to stay at it until it is done

~ When we have a willingness to change, once we are convinced that a correction is in order

~ When we have the ability to grow spiritually by an independent intake of God’s Word”

Then he quotes Fred Cook’s definition:  “Maturity is the ability to do a job whether you are supervised or not; finish a job once it’s started; carry money without spending it.  And last, but not least, the ability to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.”  Now we have some insight into why the Apostle Paul had such a great impact on his world as he followed Christ.

 

 

Pastor Reba

 

 

 

 

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Monday -Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Friday: 8:30am-2:30pm

Office Phone: (334) 872-1401
Fax: (334) 872-3535

E-mail:  csumc@churchstreetumcselma.org

 

Rev. Reba Wiley, Senior Pastor
Rand Smith, Director Youth & College Ministries
Gordon Welch, Music Director and Organist
Daneen Turner, Director of Children's Ministries
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