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.
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  • 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 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 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 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.
  • Oct 27, 2019Make the Kingdom Visible – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 21:28-32
    Oct 27, 2019
    Make the Kingdom Visible – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 21:28-32
    Series: Pentecost
    Over the course of this past year, ministry and leadership groups have been involved in a strategic planning process as we look forward to the future of our church. Out of that process, we have highlighted three action points that identify who we have been as a church and are set to help guide us moving forward. This week, Pastor Allan talks about our task to make the Kingdom of God visible in this world, and he uses the analogy of the Christmas section in a store present in October.
  • Oct 13, 2019We Speak the Word of God – Rev. Allan Brooks – Isaiah 55_6-11
    Oct 13, 2019
    We Speak the Word of God – Rev. Allan Brooks – Isaiah 55_6-11
    Series: Pentecost
    Over the course of this past year, ministry and leadership groups have been involved in a strategic planning process as we look forward to the future of our church. Out of that process, we have highlighted three action points that identify who we have been as a church and are set to help guide us moving forward. This week, Pastor Allan focus touches on how we "Speak the Word of God." Speaking God's word is important not only as a community, but also as we go about our daily lives. Making sure that God's Word is present everyday is important to growing as a disciple.
  • Oct 6, 2019I Want to be Full – Rev. Allan Brooks – John 1_14-18
    Oct 6, 2019
    I Want to be Full – Rev. Allan Brooks – John 1_14-18
    Series: Pentecost
    This week Pastor Allan speaks on the fullness given in God's promise on this World Communion Weekend.
  • Sep 29, 2019Hot Spots – Rev. Allan Brooks – Exodus 3_1-3
    Sep 29, 2019
    Hot Spots – Rev. Allan Brooks – Exodus 3_1-3
    Series: Pentecost
    The one connection we are concerned with on a daily basis is whether our phones have service or not. We have become a society that is dependent on WIFI access, or being able to have LTE. When we do not have those connections, we desperately search for a hot spot. When it comes to needing internet on our tablets or laptops, we set up that hot spot on our phones. How about your connection with God? Do you have full bars with LTE or are you in need of a hot spot? When was the last time you were at your hot spot?