Watch Pastor Rob Hamilton’s Introduction to our “Making a Methodist” Sermon Series.

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May 19, 2024 – Making a Methodist: Methodical Unity

Christians, including our own tribe of the faith, have suffered many divisions on important matters of faith. On what basis do Methodist seek Christian Unity for the sake of outreach and mission? Join us as we seek universal – or Catholic- spirit common to all who love God in Christ.

May 12, 2024 – Making a Methodist: Methodical Transformation

Methodists believe that the restoration and perfecting of all is broken by sin is already underway. So, we are empowered by The Holy Spirit to not only experience transformed lives but to live in ways that transform the world. Join us as we look at the Social Holiness movement including our newly updated Social Principles.

May 5, 2024 – Making a Methodist: Methodical Means of Grace

Participating in the means of grace – tangible ways that God’s love is conveyed to people – is an important ingredient in making a Methodist. Our sacraments of Communion and Baptism are the primary means of grace instituted by Jesus. There are others, including confirmation, as we will see in this sermon focusing on Jesus washing his disciples’ feet.

April 28, 2024 – Making a Methodist: Methodical Music

The Methodist Movement swept across Britain & America because they not only met people’s physical & social needs and Methodists made the gospel accessible to the average person who did not read. The Wesley’s wrote hymns to teach the old, old, story of Jesus & his love to as many people who would receive it. Join us as we explore (and sing) a few Wesleyan hymns. 

April 21, 2024 – Making a Methodist: Methodical Stewardship

Methodists believe that all that we have – people, resources, our planet- are all gifts from God. We have a responsibility to use and share these gifts in ways that reflect God’s abundant grace. Join us as we explore how to gain, save, and give all that we can following our method of stewardship.

April 14, 2024 – Making a Methodist: Methodical Behavior

From the beginning Methodists were driven by personal & social renewal. This wasn’t just some band of activists sweeping the country, they were a group of people committed to personal & social holiness via a set of General Rules for living so that God could transform their lives & our world. Join us as we see how we gotta ‘walk the walk’ when making a Methodist.

April 7, 2024 – Making a Methodist: Methodical Thinking

We believe the Christian faith was revealed in Scripture, illumined by tradition, vivified in personal experience and confirmed by reason. This method of thinking and interpreting scriptures is not prescribed in the Bible, but Jesus uses this rubric in his ministry. Join us as we explore our distinctive theological emphasis to the Christian faith.

March 31, 2024 – When Prayers Don’t Get Answered in the Way We Expect

The people prayed for a Messiah. I’m sure Jesus’ mother and disciples all prayed for him to live into his calling to redeem Israel and the world. However, the powers that be made sure Jesus died before he had the chance. But just as we think the story is over, God answers prayers in unexpected ways. Join us at UMCG this Easter as we celebrate an unexpected answer to prayer.

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March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday: The Way of the Cross

From passion to promise, Holy Week takes us through a long and arduous journey. Oddly enough, we begin with palms—promises of life and hope—even as we prepare to endure the agony of betrayal, despair, and death.

March 17, 2024 – Lord, Teach Us to Pray: Thank you!

One of the most important prayers we can adopt into our daily lives is prayers of thanksgiving. Just making sure we can tell God ‘thank you’ can radically shape our lives, draw us closer to God and into the needs of the world. Join Pastor Rob Hamilton as we learn from Jesus the importance of praying, ‘thank you!’

March 10, 2024 – Lord, Teach Us to Pray: Not My Will, But Yours

Have you ever wanted some sign that you were making the right choice? Have you been up all night wrestling with which way to go and just wish God would speak to you? Jesus faced tough choices and sleepless nights trying to sort out what he wanted from what God wanted. Join Pastor Rob Hamilton as we learn from Jesus how we can pray when facing decisions.

March 3, 2024 – Lord, Teach Us to Pray: Us This Day, Our Daily Bread

Guest Pastor Mary Zajac continues our series on prayer by focusing on our dependence on God and how Jesus shows us how to focus our prayer life so that we rely on God for our daily needs.

February 25, 2024 – Lord, Teach Us to Pray: Father Forgive

Praying for forgiveness is tough. Jesus teaches a lot about forgiveness and its importance in our lives. In one of the most harrowing moments of his life, when he is on the cross, Jesus offers us one last lesson in prayer: how to pray for forgiveness. Join Pastor Rob Hamilton as we explore prayers of forgiveness and their life-giving impact when we pray them.

February 18, 2024 – Lord, Teach Us to Pray: The Lord’s Prayer

When the disciples ask Jesus how to pray, Jesus teaches them by example. Since that time this prayer has become known as the Lord’s Prayer and if there is only one prayer to learn, it’s this one! Join Pastor Rob Hamilton as we begin a Lenten journey of learning how to pray from Jesus, starting with the Lord’s Prayer.

February 11, 2024 – Exploring World Religions: Christianity

There are at least six main branches of Christianity and more than 45,000 Christian denominations! Where did all these demonization’s come from? What do we have in common? How do we differ? And why can’t we all just get along? Join Pastor Rob Hamilton as he concludes this series looking at the main branches of Christianity.

February 4, 2024 – Exploring World Religions: Islam

In this sermon we will learn about another Abrahamic religion, Islam. We will explore how the people of Islam understand Jesus, Islamic beliefs, and where we find points of connection and divergence as Christians. Join us as Pastor Rob Hamilton also guides us in how to we can learn from each other and dispel any misconceptions about Islam and violence.

January 28, 2024 – Exploring World Religions: Judaism

In this sermon we will learn about the religious tradition of Jesus, where Christians draw their beliefs from Judaism, the different sects of Judaism, and where we find points of connection and divergence. Join us as Pastor Rob Hamilton also guides us in how to we can learn from each other faithfully.

January 21, 2024 – Exploring World Religions: Buddhism

In this sermon we will learn about Buddhism and its beliefs, where we find points of connection and divergence with Buddhism as Christians. Join us as Pastor Rob Hamilton also guides us in how to we can learn from each other.

January 14, 2024 – Exploring World Religions: Hinduism

In this sermon we will learn about Hinduism and its beliefs, where we find points of connection and divergence with Hinduism as Christians. Join us as Pastor Rob Hamilton also guides us in how to we can learn from each other.

January 7, 2024 – Exploring World Religions: The Wisemen

The Magi that brought their gifts to baby Jesus were not Jews or Christians. They were of another religion, to whom God spoke in dreams. This seems to indicate that God can reach people of any religion. Join Pastor Rob Hamilton as he opens this series and explores questions about how Scripture suggests God views people of religions outside of Christianity.

December 31, 2023TriCities Worship

December 24, 2023 – Christmas Candlelight – Sunday 10PM

December 24, 2023 – Christmas Candlelight – Sunday 4PM

December 24, 2023 – When Light Shines

When the Grinch attempts to steal Christmas, he dresses as Santa Claus. Our traditions about Santa Claus involve accountability. He rewards well-behaved children and punishes naughty ones. As Christians, we serve a God who holds us accountable. But God doesn’t punish our misbehavior by withholding gifts. God, through Christ and the Holy Spirit and our fellow Christians, works to redeem and transform us. How do we experience the same redemption and transformation that the Grinch does at the end of Dr. Seuss’s book?

December 23, 2023 – Christmas Candlelight – Saturday 7PM

December 17, 2023 – Christmas Cantata

December 10, 2023 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

When Christmas Isn’t Christmas

The Grinch didn’t really steal Christmas. He took lights, decorations, and presents. He even took food. But he didn’t take away Christmas. Christmas, he discovered, is in the hearts and relationships of those who celebrate it. Too often we get so caught up in the pageantry of Christmas that we forget about Christ, the one whose birth we’re actually commemorating. What can the Grinch teach us about keeping our priorities straight during the Advent and Christmas seasons?

December 4, 2023 – Pastor Becky Nicol

Advent Tea Worship

December 3, 2023 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

When Everything is Wrong

Despite its reputation as a time of joy, the Christmas season (and the Advent season leading up to it) is for many a time of turmoil. How do we work through the stress, envy, and disappointment that so often accompany our celebrations? And what can we learn from the story of the Grinch and the people of Whoville?

November 26, 2023 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Separating Church and State

There is this misconception that the Bible calls us to separate church and state – meaning that the people of faith should not engage in political discourse or action. The separation of church and state is a political position that seeks to prevent the government from influencing religion. Jesus and his disciples were engaged in political discourse and action and show us how we might follow in their steps as people who seek love above power. Join Pastor Rob as he helps us follow Jesus in the way of love God and neighbor as we exists as political beings today.

Community Thanksgiving Worship Service

November 19, 2023 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

We couldn’t have done it without you

The Church is a unique organization, where it takes a collection of people who answer God’s call to love God and their neighbor to even exist. Without volunteers there is no church. Join us as we celebrate all the ways we’ve answered the call to be church together.

November 12, 2023 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

Loving Political Opponents

It should be no surprise that Jesus calls us to love our enemies. To let ourselves off the hook, we might not classify our political opponents as enemies, but we’re probably just trying to justify our hostility, animosity or disgust. It’s one thing to oppose positions or ideas, but to diminish the humanity of another probably goes too far – at least that’s what Jesus shows us. Join Pastor Rob as we learn what it means to love our political opponents by being tough on issues but merciful on people – just as we see in our Lord, Jesus Christ.

November 5, 2023 – Pastor Rob Hamilton

We’re More Than Just Dirt

We live in a world where we like to separate the body and soul and think they are separate. With God, this disconnect is far from true. Join us this Sunday as we remember and honor those who have died and we cling to our hope that we are more than just dirt.