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  Authentic Worship

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

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New Year Sermon Series

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Seasonal Affective Disorder happens when a lack of sunlight affects our moods and ability to cope effectively. Spiritual Affective Disorder can be a condition that develops when we’ve experienced prolonged stress and feel like life is disturbingly uncertain. What is our faithful response to strained mental health? What if everyday life activities could become spiritual practices — deepening our experience of a meaningful life and helping us shine a light on the “blahs?” Join us in 2023 as we explore these questions over six weeks.

In-Person & Streaming LIVE every Sunday at 10 a.m.

Sunday, January 29, 2023 Order of Worship and Inserts can be found here.

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Life can be serious business. Indeed, watching the daily news can give the impression that there is little good to find in the world. This week we choose to lighten up – to “spin” life differently as we look for the delight and especially humor in life. Many people cite the ability to make us laugh as the number one thing they look for in friends and spouses. Many comedians have the knack for seeing everyday life in ways that make us laugh. Perhaps laughter is the best medicine. 

S.A.D. Series Practices for the Week

Place this card somewhere where you will see it every day and remember to expose yourself to something funny throughout the week (remember that if you don't feel like laughing, it is OK...whether you laugh or not, seeing others laugh has benefits).

 

Each week a Practice Card will be included in the Sunday bulletin or for those worshiping online by clicking here.

Week #3 Practice Card
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Children's Sunday School Lesson 

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Press the play button to watch this week's Sunday school lesson.

"Jesus Walks on Water"

Mark 6:45-52 | Faith Word: BELIEVE

There is so much mystery and wonder in this story. The disciples had a fearful response to Jesus. (Many of us probably would have too.) But what if there was more curiosity than fear evoked in the story? We might not always understand the miracles of Jesus, but we can be curious about what God is trying to teach us and be open to trusting Jesus.

Nursery Care & Children Sunday School Schedule

As United Methodists, we believe in welcoming and nurturing the children in our church family.  

We offer Nursery Care and Children's Sunday School during Sunday worship and Donuts & Devotions Youth Group on the first Sunday of the month.  

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For information on our Children and Youth Ministries and activities, please contact the church office at

(209) 522-9046 or email us at fumc@firstumcmodesto.org.

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