Great News for Kids! On Sunday, October 16, 2022, Janet and George Milliken will be in the Church parking lot after the service with free pumpkins for kids (and youth and adults).
This coming Sunday, September 25, 2022, I’ll be preaching on Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15. It’s one of my favorite stories in the Old Testament and I’m looking forward to sharing my take with all of you. But I’m even more excited to have the choir performing “African Psalm” by Patrick Liebergen. They’ll be joined by Kurt Gartner and Cole Parsons on percussion and Carol O’Neill on the flute.
You can view the videos here: https://bit.ly/31ElWu0
The CAUMC Outreach Committee is sponsoring a drive-up food drop on Saturday, September 24th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. All donations will be taken to the Ogden Friendship House of Hope.
Vicki Whitaker died Sunday September 18, 2022). A funeral service will be held in the sanctuary this Friday (September 23) at 10:30 a.m. A full obituary can be found at the link below. Please keep Bob and the rest of her family in your prayers.
Today, I’m praying these verses from Albert Midlane for College Avenue United Methodist Church, for the UMC in general and for the church universal:
1 Revive thy work, O Lord,
thy mighty arm make bare;
speak with the voice that wakes the dead,
and make thy people hear.
2 Revive thy work, O Lord,
disturb this sleep of death;
quicken the smould’ring embers now
by thine almighty breath. 
 Albert Midlane, “Revive Thy Work, O Lord,” 1858, Hymnary.org, accessed September 19, 2022, https://bit.ly/3BRJqeQ.
I want to make it clear that I did not call mathematicians atheists in this morning’s sermon. I was referencing John Wesley’s Sermon “On the use of Money,” where he talks about how some occupations may be hurtful to some people but not to others. Here’s the quote:
“So I am convinced, from many experiments, I could not study, to any degree of perfection, either mathematics, arithmetic, or algebra, without being a Deist, if not an Atheist: And yet others may study them all their lives without sustaining any inconvenience. None therefore can here determine for another; but every man must judge for himself, and abstain from whatever he in particular finds to be hurtful to his soul.” — John Wesley
College Avenue UMC third graders received their Bibles during last Sunday’s Worship service (Sunday, September 18, 2022). Congratulations to Anaya Idan, Vincent Stumma, Lilla Wanklyn, and Sawyer Grady (present) and Bria Sturges, and Aedyn Buchanan (not able to join us).
Today (Wednesday, September 14, 2022) is the first session of our Bible Study exploring God’s character. The plan is is start at 7 p.m. and be done no later by 8 p.m. The study will begin with a 5-10 minute video from bibleproject.com. I hope this will be an easy group for everyone to participate in. You don’t need to do any reading in advance; you only need to bring yourself and maybe a Bible (I’ll also have copies of the relevant scripture passages).
Update: We’ll be meeting in the parlor.
You can view the videos here: https://bit.ly/3CGlV6s
College Avenue United Methodist Church will host a game night on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 7-9 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall (please enter through the south door). Feel free to bring your favorite games along to share! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Carol Ott or call the church office at 785-539-4191.