Prayer is a critical part of our discipleship growth. There are many prayer practices one may use or try. Reading a prayer written centuries ago can express deep human issues shared over many generations.
Over the past 10 years this time of year, I have heard of people speaking of the overcommercialization of Christmas, the “war on Christmas” and deriding the secular expressions of the Christmas holiday. I have to say I do not blame the companies, marketing teams or stores one bit. That is their job, to sell their products and services. Good for them. I also have to say, the media companies have a tough job to conduct business with Christians as well as people of other faiths. When they say “Happy Holidays” I hear “Happy Holy-days”. Good for them, that is their job to entertain a large swath of humanity. When I hear “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” on the radio more than “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” I change the station or put on the sacred Christmas Music I want to hear… but their job isn’t to share theologically appropriate … Read More
Like many of you, the Yosts will have family and guests at our house for Christmas. The kids insisted on buying extra stockings to hang on our mantel for our guests. Everyone gets a stocking at our house … even the dog. We are already planning out meals and specialty themed meal nights with ingredients to buy for an oh-so-special recipe. The kids have done their rock-paper-scissors to see who gives up their room for a week. The deep cleaning is underway. We are clearing out the last vestiges of moving boxes so everything is ready. Special guests are on their way and we want to ensure we are well prepared for. Advent — the season of preparation before Christmas — is the time when we prepare for a very special guest to arrive. For over 1,500 years, Christians have practiced Advent (as we know it) and used it to examine … Read More
Hello Wesley! Two questions I have had lately: 1) How do people join Wesley nowadays? 2) Is the church addressing safety concerns in light of the Sutherland Springs violence? People wanting to know more about Wesley are invited to “Welcome to Wesley” offered the second Sunday of each month. Guests, a staff member, designated members and I gather at 4:00 pm to get to know each other as well as learn what participation at Wesley can look like for them. Guests who fill out a “Guest Registration Card” (Golden Rod slip in the pew rack) will receive invitations to participate. During Welcome to Wesley all are invited to tell how we discovered Wesley, share about our faith journey so far and talk about membership at Wesley. Childcare and light snacks are provided. After the one hour meeting a tour of the building will be offered. On the third Sunday of … Read More
Welcome to Wesley UMC Greenville! I am so happy that YOU ended up on our website today! I hope that YOU find what you are looking for here and that we get to see you on a Sunday soon! Please know that you are NEVER required to know anything or do anything or be perfect or anything like that to attend this church. Here at , we are just people like you trying to make it in life. And we have found that a life following Jesus and hanging out with people that also love Jesus is the best way to lead a great and fulfilled life! Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you have by filling out our contact us form. Blessings and Peace be with you,