Messages from Pastor Carrie
March 27, 2020
Dear CUMC Family, I pray that you are staying home and doing well during these potentially stressful times. I am aware that it is normal to feel some fear in times like these and so I wanted to bring you a message to calm those fears. It is comforting to know that even Jesus’ disciples went through times of fear and uncertainty. In our scripture from Matthew Chapter 8 we learn that Jesus used a storm in the lives of his disciples to strengthen their faith in him and teach them the true meaning of the words “Do Not Fear.” I hope that you can listen to this story again in light of our fearful times and receive comfort and assurance that Jesus is “In the Boat” with us as we navigate fearful waters. You can access this message beginning today by going to www.youtube.com and typing “Carrie Jena” in the search bar. Look for the Video Titled, “Overcoming Fear”.
If you know someone in our church family who may not know how to navigate their computer, would you take a moment and give them a call and teach them how to do it? Also, if this message is helpful to you, would you help us share it with others by clicking on the arrow under the video screen called “Share”. Then you can post it to your Facebook, Instagram, or E-mail so that others can be blessed. In the coming days, we will be sending out basic instructions to help people connect on-line and also update them the old-fashioned way—through the mail! I pray that you are staying home, staying healthy and staying encouraged until we meet again. God is Near. Pastor Carrie
March 19, 2020
A Message from Pastor Carrie:
I pray that you are staying healthy and safe. We miss being with you and are looking forward to the time when we can worship together again. The Contemporary Worship Team recorded a worship service for you to enjoy from home. The band played and I delivered a hopeful message on the theme of compassion. This message will allow our small groups that are meeting to stay on track with the weekly themes.
God is with us. Until we meet again, Pastor Carrie