October, 2015

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Well, to be honest, many of us could use a little more money for so many dreams to come true these days, right?

Is there a problem with money? The Scriptures teach us the issue is NOT money itself, but THE LOVE OF MONEY is (1Tim 6:10). So, what do we need then? My hunch is that we need WISDOM in handling the resources God gives us.

This Sunday is the launching of our “Stewardship Month.” We will study from Rev. Harnish’s book, “EARN, SAVE. GIVE.”   For the next four weeks we will discuss and reflect on Stewardship based on John Wesley’s understanding of how we should handle money Biblically.  This series is not about earning more, saving more or even giving more.  It’s about a different way to approach MONEY.  This study will provide us with  an adjusted view of money and material possessions as part of the renewing of the mind that God intends for us as we grow spiritually.

Is this just another way to get people to give more? Well, think again. I invite you to learn what the United Methodist Church is all about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybC57FSiPO4 (Your contribution makes all that you see on the video possible).

See you on Sunday!

Rev. Ed Volfe

p.s. Find ways to give: Online at http://faithumcr.org/index.php/community/online-giving/  or texting your donation to number 972-244-3233.

“Our Journey with God: Happily Ever After?” This Sunday, 10.11.15.

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Ready for Sunday worship?

Every weekend God gives us all this wonderful opportunity to come together as His people to worship in Christian fellowship and to glorify His name.

The Service starts at 10am. Come a little earlier in order to center yourself in the presence of God in prayer. So much happens during the week that you may want to slow down in order to get ready to be in the presence of the King of kings, Lord of lords!

Our sermon this weekend is, “Our Journey with God: Happily Ever After?”

The fairy tales, at the end of their stories, tell us the world is happy ever after. Our journey with God is no fairy tale. However, it guarantees us life eternal with Jesus! But what happens in between, between now and the day the Lord calls us home? As a matter of fact, when does life eternal begin?

Remember the day you came to the Lord? Think about that for a moment. What happened after that? Something different? Do you still remember how much you felt loved by God and you felt embraced by God all around?

“Our Journey with God: Happily Ever After?”

Come and hear how God is walking with you even in the most challenging days of your life.

See you Sunday. Peace!
Rev. Ed Volfe

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

“Spiritual Maturity” – How do I know I am spiritually mature?! This Sunday 10.4.15

During the month of September we preached on “Cultivating Fellowship.” 
We covered a lot of ground on ways we can cultivate, enrich, make better our relationships in general and, consequently, improve our Christian Fellowship.
Last Sunday we spoke on “What is Emotional and What is Spiritual.”
Speaking the truth in love is one of the signs we are being controlled by the Spirit of God.
This Sunday, Communion Sunday, we will cover “Spiritual Maturity.”
You may ask, “Is there such a thing as Spiritual Maturity?”
Or, “What does Spiritual Maturity mean for Christians?”
Those questions and some others will be addressed this coming Sunday.
We start the Service at 10am. Come with your heart ready to be in God’s presence and to be enveloped in God’s arms of love for you.
Shalom! See you Sunday!
Rev. Ed Volfe
Faith UMC, Richardson
Senior Pastor

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)