Whether it is chosen or forced on you, change brings both opportunities and challenges. As a congregation, we are experiencing change in our building and worship space. As individuals, we experience changes throughout our lives: birth, death, marriage, divorce, new job, retirement and many others.

Join us at First United Methodist Church as we consider how our faith helps us to make sense of life’s changes. Each week, we will consider one of three stages of the transition process and how they can lead to meaningful and productive movement into a hopeful future. Invite a friend to join you for this series as we learn how to cope with the one constant in life: change.

What is this sermon about?

This sermon is about transitions and the beginnings in our lives.

Why is this sermon important?

It is important because the new beginnings are always possible in our lives, especially after endings and time in the wilderness. Our faith offers us tools to help us make progress through new beginnings.

What is the good news?

The good news is that the power of God can make us new over and over again.

What are the next action steps?

You are invited to be ready to die to our old selves,

journey in times of wilderness and struggle,

then at the right time find new life, new hope, new beginning, and resurrection!

What is the context of this sermon?

This is the second sermon in a series focused on transitions. It is the second Sunday of worship in the Fellowship Hall during renovation of our sanctuary. It has been prepared with help from a series preached by Dustin Petz at Norfolk United Methodist Church in August of 2014.

Neutral Zone