Jan 12, 2020
Holy Roar: The Shout of Praise – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – Psalm 150
Series: Epiphany
We begin a four week series based on the book "Holy Roar" by Chris Tomlin and Darren Whitehead. Join us as we look at the seven different Hebrew words that are translated to "praise" in English, and discover a whole new life in praising God. This week, we look at the words Halal and Shabach.
 
Halal: To rave; To boast; To shine; To celebrate; To be clamorously foolish.
 
Shabach: To address in a loud tone; to shout; to triumph.
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  • Jan 12, 2020Holy Roar: The Shout of Praise – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – Psalm 150
    Jan 12, 2020
    Holy Roar: The Shout of Praise – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – Psalm 150
    Series: Epiphany
    We begin a four week series based on the book "Holy Roar" by Chris Tomlin and Darren Whitehead. Join us as we look at the seven different Hebrew words that are translated to "praise" in English, and discover a whole new life in praising God. This week, we look at the words Halal and Shabach.
     
    Halal: To rave; To boast; To shine; To celebrate; To be clamorously foolish.
     
    Shabach: To address in a loud tone; to shout; to triumph.
  • Jan 5, 2020And it all Begins – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 2:1-6
    Jan 5, 2020
    And it all Begins – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 2:1-6
    Series: Advent
    This is the first Sunday in the Season of Epiphany; a season where we attempt to become more aware of God's presence. When the wisemen showed up in Jerusalem asking where they could find the newly born King, they brought with them God's great disruption, shaking everyone from their routine, and revealing God's presence with his people. We recount this story and strive to be more attentive to God with us everyday.
  • Dec 22, 2019Good News of Great Joy – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – Matthew 1:18-24
    Dec 22, 2019
    Good News of Great Joy – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – Matthew 1:18-24
    Series: Advent
    To the shepherds in the fields that night an angel of the Lord proclaimed Jesus birth and called it good news of great joy. Only, joy was the last thing on Joseph's mind a few months earlier after finding out that his bride to be had become pregnant. An honorable man, Joseph chose to divorce Mary quietly, though was convinced to take Mary as his wife by an angel. I am sure that the night Jesus was born, joy was the only thing on Joseph's mind. Let us be reminded in the midst of this Christmas Season, that beyond any struggle or unfavorable situation, Jesus brings with him joy, and that joy is ours to take hold of and thrive in. Trouble and stress will still come, but with this joy comes Gods perfect peace.
     
    From everyone here at Chippewa UMC, may you receive God's joy, feel God's love, be empowered in the hope of God's promise and live in God's perfect peace, His Shalom. Merry Christmas.
  • Dec 15, 2019In Obedient Love – Rev. Allan Brooks – Luke 1:26-38
    Dec 15, 2019
    In Obedient Love – Rev. Allan Brooks – Luke 1:26-38
    Series: Advent
    Mary, in loving obedience acknowledged God's message sent through his angel to her. Jesus, in loving obedience came to earth, went to the cross and fulfillment of God's promise of redemption and salvation. For us, to live in obedient love of God is the best response we can have to God's grace.
  • Dec 8, 2019Shalom – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – Isaiah 9:6-7
    Dec 8, 2019
    Shalom – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – Isaiah 9:6-7
    Series: Advent
    Shalom. God's perfect and most complete peace. This is a peace that surpasses all understanding. Peace, as we have come to understand it, incomplete; momentary; and often contrasted with conflict. Shalom is a peace that can quiet even the most distraught of souls. You see, peace can bring happiness, though happiness is fleeting; Shalom brings joy, and joy has roots that run deep. With peace can come a fear of loosing it; but Shalom is complemented by love and calmness, casting aside all fear for the unknown future. The angels that appeared to the shepherds that night declared God's shalom to His people. "I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people..." and with a company of heavenly hosts, praise to God erupted "...Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests." With the announcement of Jesus' birth to the shepherds came a declaration of God's Shalom to this world.
  • Dec 1, 2019Earth Bound – Rev Allan Brooks – Mark 1:1-3
    Dec 1, 2019
    Earth Bound – Rev Allan Brooks – Mark 1:1-3
    Series: Advent
    In this first week of Advent, Pastor Allan reminds us that Christmas isn't about us, nor are we needed to make it perfect. Christmas is far more than the gifts we give each other or the decorations that we so meticulously set up. Christmas is our yearly reminder and celebration of God's gift to us, the fulfillment of his great promise of salvation. Today, we walk through the advent wreath and what each element is meant to remind us.
  • Nov 24, 2019True Bread, True Life – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – John 6_25-40
    Nov 24, 2019
    True Bread, True Life – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – John 6_25-40
    Series: Pentecost
    It is the week of Thanksgiving and I am sure we all have a lot to be thankful for. Let Pastor Tai to remind you of the promise and fulfillment of life that Jesus brings and be thankful. Allow the promises of Jesus exponentially extend your joy and be the pinnacle of your thankfulness this week. Beyond the hustle and bustle of the holidays and chaos of Black Friday, be reminded of all that Jesus has done, is doing and all of the promises that will be fulfilled, and let this fill your hearts with a joy and thankfulness that brings peace to your soul.
     
    Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Nov 17, 2019We Commit to God Through CUMC – Rev. Allan Brooks – Luke 6:38
    Nov 17, 2019
    We Commit to God Through CUMC – Rev. Allan Brooks – Luke 6:38
    Series: Pentecost
    This is commitment weekend here at CUMC. Today, we declare our intentions to uphold and support the ministry of the church. Through our prayers, presence, gifts, service, witness and resources, we make these commitments to God for and through His church, here at CUMC.
  • Nov 10, 2019Stewards of God’s Grace – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – 1 Peter 4:7-11
    Nov 10, 2019
    Stewards of God’s Grace – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – 1 Peter 4:7-11
    Series: Pentecost
    Continuing this series on stewardship, Pastor Tai challenges us on what it means to be stewards of God's grace. As we prepare our commitments to the support of this church for next year, Pastor Tai reminds us of our declaration to uphold ministries of our church through our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness when we joined the church. Upholding the ministries of the church through these five methods is just as important as our monetary commitments. As we consider pledging our 2020 commitments, it is important for us remember these declarations as well make our monetary pledges.
     
    Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service and Witness.
  • Nov 3, 2019Remember & Forget – Rev. Allan Brooks – Malachi 3:6-12
    Nov 3, 2019
    Remember & Forget – Rev. Allan Brooks – Malachi 3:6-12
    Series: Pentecost
    It is that time of year again when we discuss our stewardship in the church. Pastor Allan presents to us the state of our church and talks about strategies for tithing and how to move to offering a full tithe. When we faithfully tithe and trust in God's provision, we allow our selves to be open to God's blessing; for ourselves and our families, as well as within the church.