Virus As A Summons To Faith
Mondays, 6:30 pm | Zoom Link
I am so excited to share that Pastor Bill Gordon and I will be facilitating a class on Monday nights at 6:30 pm during Lent. We both have enjoyed the teachings of noted Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann. When Pastor Bill suggested that we offer a class using his book as a guide, I enthusiastically said, “Yes!”
Professor Brueggemann’s book entitled, Virus as a Summons to Faith, will help us explore insights from the Old Testament to meet the challenges of our pandemic world. If you are ready to move beyond the “cannots” of the pandemic, this class may be for you. Professor Brueggemann will point us straight to God’s love “as we learn yet again about the inadequacy of the autonomous self.” Join us at 6:30 pm, for six weeks starting on Monday, February 22. Invite a friend and see you there!
If you have any further questions or concerns, please reach out to Pastor Tanya at: email@example.com.
Leader: Pastor Tanya Pile. & Pastor BIll
How Jesus Saves
Tuesdays, 7:00 pm | Zoom Link
We have all heard repeatedly that Jesus’s death on a Cross was for us, for our sins, and pivotal in our faith, but how do we really know the meaning of his death for us? In Savior Magres DeVegas, a United Methodist pastor in Florida shows six Biblical and prominent understandings of how Jesus saves us. I found his work very insightful and I think you will too. Join Pastor Tom Albright on Tuesday evenings from 7-8 pm starting on February 23 as we work through these windows to the meaning of our faith. At our first session we will get acquainted and how to order books.
Leader: Pastor Tom Albright
The Gifts Of The Dark Wood
Thursdays, 7:00 pm | Zoom Link
Most of us go through times of uncertainty, feeling empty, sure that we are lost. Eric Elnes shows how these difficult times can bring blessings. Elnes writes, “This book is about seeing life through new eyes.” Join Pastor Mary as we read Gifts of the Dark Wood: Seven Blessings for Soulful Skeptics (and Other Wanderers.) We’ll meet Thursdays on Zoom from 7:00 to 8:00 during Lent.
Leader: Pastor Mary Boyd
A Lenten Journey with Prayer Beads and Meditation
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm | Zoom Link
Lent is the perfect time for “spring cleaning of the soul.” Join me as we discuss our annual need for Lenten renewal. We will cultivate the spiritual practices of prayer and meditation to bring us into closer relationship with the Divine. For those of us who need tools to clear out and clean our souls, this class will include conversation, and basic instruction in the practical tools of prayer beads and meditation. These tools will help us identify ourselves as God’s beloved children. We will meet via Zoom for five Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, starting on Wednesday, March 3. There will be no book for this class, but we do need to purchase prayer beads.
Please reach out to Becky Dickinson at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or (360) 659-8521, if you are interested in joining this class, we will order the prayer beads as a class to get the best price. Invite a friend to join us!
Leader: Pastor Tanya
Lent Online Worship 10:00 am
Virtual Variety Show
Welcome to the Variety Show covid style. Although we wish we could all be together as we have the last few year, we hope you enjoy what we have put together. As with every year it's a very eclectic mix of videos. Enjoy!
Proceeds from the evening go to scholarships for our college students and Youth Missions. You can donate here.
COVID Vaccine Phase Finder
Friends, Pastor Tanya wanted me to pass along this link for information purposes. It is information of COVID Vaccination Phases and when you might be able to get yours.
Reopening Team Update
Hello MUMC family. The Fabulous Reopening Team wanted to give you a quick update that we have been approved by the District Superintendent, Mark Galang, to move to Phase 2. Phase 2 really doesn't give us a lot with Washington State rolling things backwards, but it does allow us to Live Stream worship from the Sanctuary with up to 10 people and have staff meetings in person up to 5 people. We have provided a copy of the Phase 2 chart and Narrative so that you can be informed as we move slowly to reopening.
We continue to navigate this pandemic and what it means to be in community together from a distance.
Phase 2 Chart
Marysville UMC Reopening for Phase 2 Rationale