Plymouth Park UMC Staff Blog

July 17, 2017: As We Rush Through Summer, Finding Some Time to Slow Down

Time Moves Slowly, But Passes Quickly It’s July. How in the world is the summer half-way over? School supplies are already making their way to shelves, and families are soaking in the last few weeks of summer before activities pick up again. The last six weeks of baseball, road trips, and family cookouts have created new memories and given us plenty of joy. On Sunday as I walked around, stood on the sidelines and assisted in worship, I saw so many of ... Read More »

July 3, 2017: First Day of Summer!

I write this tome on the first day of summer. I know that it’s summer because it’s hot, we are in the midst of Vacation Bible School, and the calendar says that it is so. Mrs. La Barr’s son can read these signs like an Army scout! Read More »

July 3, 2017: A Special Thanks to All Who Helped with VBS …

The dust has settled and the snow cone machine has been sent back — VBS 2017 is now history. We had 126 children, almost the highest attendance we’ve ever had! Read More »

June 19, 2017: Adult Mission Team Will Go Back to Sager-Brown!

We will be taking an adult mission team back to Sager-Brown this year. The dates for the trip have been set for Sunday, September 17, through Friday, September 22. This will be our third year to send a team to Sager-Brown. Read More »

On the Eve of Graduation Time: A Few Words of Wisdom

This column is a rerun from when my daughter graduated from high school three years ago. Now it is my son’s turn. Between Senior Dedication (our school’s version of Baccalaureate) and graduation, I will be up to my eyeballs in speeches and others’ advice. This has led me to come up with my own list that I would tell graduates: Shut Up! I had to shush the men sitting behind me at my daughter’s graduation during the national anthem. Really? Learn ... Read More »

Feed My Sheep

We are in a flurry of activity here at the church! It has gotten us all a bit discombobulated. The floor installers from Dalworth are installing new flooring in the Sunday School hallway to match the new floor in the ministry center and the Fellowship Hall. They will also install this flooring in the narthex of the church. Everywhere the old carpet was, the new floor is going down. This is a project of the Capital Campaign. (Your contributions at work!) When ... Read More »

May 8, 2017: The Missions Committee Has a New Project!

Dear friends, The Missions Committee has a new project that I am very pleased to tell you about and invite you to participate. Our community in general, and our church in particular, continues to have excellent relationships with both the Irving Police Department and the Irving Fire Department. We are blessed with first responders who perform their duties in a highly professional manner and seem to have a genuine concern ... Read More »

May 8, 2017: New Beginnings, and a Chance to Grow in Community

Easter is here, friends! What an incredible time of worship and community we shared Sunday morning, complete with fantastic music and Spirit-filled worship. Read More »

April 24, 2017: In the Months Ahead, Plenty of Ways to Stay on Fire for Jesus

Easter is here, friends! What an incredible time of worship and community we shared Sunday morning, complete with fantastic music and Spirit-filled worship. Read More »

Spring has Sprung

It’s spring! The calendar says so, and so does the weather outside. As a “farm kid,” I’m accustomed to all the conventional wisdom about the weather. I take most of those old sayings “with a grain of salt” (another old saying!), but when March “comes in like a lamb” it does seem to “go out like a lion.” We entered March pretty lamb-like. The storms this week have been anything but. I have been amazed at how early spring came this ... Read More »

Micah 6:8

...what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?