We are a growing church, growing family, moving forward. Our story began in December 1869 as the church first church organized in Butler County. In the first sixty years of our church’s existence, we worshiped in seven different locations and built three brand new buildings. Today, we have the opportunity to build on the legacy of generosity and sacrifice of those who have come before us.
We invite you to join us for worship from April 24 to May 22 as we consider the ways that our gratitude, prayer, ministry, generosity and sacrifice make it possible for First United Methodist Church to continue to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ for generations to come.
- April 24 – Grounded in Gratitude
- May 1 – The Impact of Ministry
- May 8 – Revealed in Prayer
- May 15 – Lived in Faith
- May 22 – Sacrificial Giving – Commitment Sunday
What is this sermon about?
This sermon is about living in faith.
Why is this sermon important?
It is important because we need to remember the power of the Holy Spirit and the invitation to give as part of our discipleship pathway.
What is the context of this sermon?
This is the fourth sermon in a five week capital campaign series seeking to raise $800,000 for electrical infrastructure and sanctuary renovation.
What are the next action steps?
As you complete your commitment card in the days ahead, ask yourself, does my commitment represent a faithful response to God? Are my finances a place where I am living in faith?
What is the good news (bottom line)?
The good news is that the Holy Spirit who founded the church and the power of God at work in the widow of Sidon are available to us today.