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Weekly Prayer – January 18, 2023

Weekly Prayers for the Church Street Family Week of January 18, 2023 Rev. Catherine Nance* Today is January 18, 2023 and marks the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This past Monday, I was honored to participate at Overcoming Believers Church in the Martin Luther King Commemorative Service. There were people from […]

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Weekly Prayer – January 4, 2023

Weekly Prayers for the Church Street Family Week of January 4, 2023 Rev. Catherine Nance This prayer is adapted from Sunday morning’s pastoral prayer, January 1, 2023. On this fourth day of the new year, and also the eleventh day of Christmas, we invite you to join in prayer … How good it is to […]

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Weekly Prayer – December 28, 2022

Weekly Prayers for the Church Street Family Week of December 28, 2022 Rev. Catherine Nance Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow … Your love of beauty and your love for your earth was vividly stark and bright to us this last week. Most of us stayed in and admired the glory of […]

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Comfort and Joy

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Sunday, December 25 By Tim Best, Senior Associate Pastor Comfort and Joy Read: Titus 2:11-14 “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in […]

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Good News and Great Joy

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Saturday, December 24, Evening By Jenny Cross, Director of Youth Ministry Good News and Great Joy Read: Luke 2:8-11 ESV “And in the same region, there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, […]

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The Blessing of Christmas

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Saturday, December 24, Morning By Fran Wheeler The Blessing of Christmas Read: Psalm 23:1-3a ESV “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.” It’s no accident that shepherds and […]

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In Anticipation of our Blessed Hope

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Friday, December 23 By Barry Christmas In Anticipation of Our Blessed Hope Read: Titus 2:13 NKJV “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.” I liken the season of Advent to waiting with childlike anticipation for the arrival of […]

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The Power of Three

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Thursday, December 22 By Katie (and Evie) Strangis The Power of Three Read: Romans 15:14 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in your faith, so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Chats with Evie are often […]