Plymouth Park UMC Staff Blog

  • August 29, 2016: New Ministry Offers Support to Those Coping with a Loss

    In the past, we have hosted a six-week seminar for persons dealing with the loss of a loved one. Last spring, I was introduced to a new way to help people with grief and loss, a program called Faith and Grief. I have been meeting, training, and planning with people at Northgate UMC, Kirkwood UMC, and Woodhaven Presbyterian Church to begin Faith and Grief here in Irving. This is a supportive [...] Read More »

  • August 29, 2016: End Times

    No, the title above serves not as an apocalyptic foreshadowing of the message below, and please feel assured that the message is not severe. However, I consider the matter serious and important. The heading refers to the end of our traditional worship service at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays, specifically the Closing Voluntary. I have heard several complaints, and I want to address them as expressly requested by those afflicted. Ken Surley has expressed gratitude to the congregation, and I thank you on [...] Read More »

  • August 15, 2016: Where Has the Year Gone?

    I am writing on August 1, 2016, wondering “How did it get to be August 1?! Where has the year gone?” Soon we will be back into our fall schedule of Bible studies and mid-week events, and it doesn’t seem as if we (or I) have had time to stop and take a deep breath and relax. Which is true — we haven’t — but due to totally unrelated events, at least for me. The Flood of Noah that devastated our offices [...] Read More »


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Micah 6:8

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