This past week, I have been at the New Room Conference in Nashville, TN, with over 2,000 other clergy and lay leaders in the global church. It has been an amazing experience as we have sat in the presence of God for three days praying for revival in the church and an awakening across the … More And Let It Begin With Me
I can remember watching The Wizard of Oz with my grandmother when I was young — maybe 5 or 6 years old. She had told me about the movie and assured me that I would enjoy it. As the movie started, I watched in horror as this little girl from Kansas was swept up in … More The Journey Continues!
I love this time of year! The weather begins to turn cooler, football is back, and we begin our season of festivals and pumpkin-themed everything (confession: I’m not a fan of pumpkin spiced flavoring). I also love this time in the church year because there is so much energy in the church and it’s a … More So Much Energy!
One of the things I love the most about Royston First United Methodist Church is the commitment to reach out to our community and serve others. Last Saturday, we had 28 volunteers distribute food to almost 400 people. This past week, volunteers packed 29 backpacks for our Friday’s child mission at Royston Elementary School. That … More What Does Discipleship Look Like (Part 5)?
As a kid, I used to love when my dad would take my brother and me to the movies. I loved the movies and never wanted to miss the previews for upcoming movies. The older I got, the more my love for the movies grew. In high school and college, the movie theater became a favorite … More Developing a “Reel” Faith
Earlier this week, I ran into a friend of mine who asked me, “How is it going in Royston?” For the next ten minutes, I told her all about the amazing ways God is at work in our church and throughout the community. I told her about the worship services and the enthusiasm you bring … More What Does Discipleship Look Like (Part 4)?
For the last two weeks in worship, we have been talking about what it means to be a community of faith. During that time, we have also been looking at what discipleship looks like through these weekly e-mails. We have discussed that disciples offer themselves to God in a spiritual act of worshipand disciples are … More What Does Discipleship Look Like (Part 3)?
THANK YOU! Because of you, our church was able to bless the students, parents, teachers, and staff of Royston Elementary School this past Tuesday at their Open House. We gave out 500 snow cones, handed out 200 flyers for our Movie on the Lawn (tonight at 7:30 PM), and talked with so many families preparing … More What Does Discipleship Look Like (Part 2)?
Wow! This past week at Vacation Bible School was AMAZING! From Monday to Wednesday, the church halls were filled with kids laughing, dancing, and having fun as they learned more about God and Jesus (I have included pictures at the end of the e-mail so you can see how much fun we had this past … More What Does Discipleship Look Like?
One of the things I have enjoyed the most since we moved to Royston this past June has been getting to know the community. Whether it has been going to Dill’s, walking around town, eating lunch at The Grill or Old Corner Hardware, or visiting with some of our homebound members, the love and experience … More The Community of Faith