Each time the holiday season rolls around, I start thinking about gift giving, and what I would like to give to family, friends, and the world for the holidays. There are lots of clever toys, lots of wonderful books, cookies and candy, clothing… I think about what people need, what they might want, and what helps to create better people and more blessing in the world.Read More →

eyond just believing in Jesus, we are called to behave like Jesus as we carry out the ministry he entrusts to us, in our daily lives, not just our Sunday mornings.  Notice that while Jesus regularly taught in a synagogue to interpret God’s presence and importance in the world in his day, he also taught and healed and ate and hung out with LOTS of people OUTSIDE of the synagogue. Read More →

FAMILY PRIDE AT THE PARK This week’s blog is from Sharon Anderson, who is one of our UMCG members who attended the Family Pride at the Park picnic with her husband Chris.  The picnic was catered by UMCG and three other Geneva congregations. Flames shooting up from the grill warmed the pavilion at Wheeler Park, taking the chill out of the unusually-cool June air.  The aroma of burgers and hot dogs, and the vast array of delightful dishes and desserts drew in people of all ages dressed in rainbow colors. Children of all ages blew bubbles, wrote messages of peace with colored chalk on the pavement, andRead More →