Each Wednesday at 12 pm we post a new Devotional Message to our Facebook Page. Each week we share these messages here as well.

Devotional for January 19, 2022
What’s a way we can share the love of Jesus? Who would you like to bring as a guest the next time you enter our church? Join Mary Gay McKinney, Coordinator of Congregational Care as we consider these questions. And today, we have a special gift from Rumi ~
Devotional for January 12, 2022
On Sunday, January 9, Pastor Rob challenged us to remember our baptism. Join Mary Gay McKinney, Coordinator of Congregational Care, in remembering our baptism and considering what it means today and for the future.
Devotional for January 5, 2022
It’s a new year and a time to think about where we’re headed. Whom do we follow in challenging times? Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care as we think about just who is calling to us and what than can mean.
Devotional for December 29, 2021
We’ll celebrate Holy Communion next Sunday. How much longer will we be using the communion packets? Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care, in exploring how they just might connect us with our military personnel in far flung places.
Devotional for December 22, 2021
As we think of Christmas, three days from now, what are some of the reasons we celebrate? Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care for a top ten list of reasons. And Merry Christmas!!
Devotional for December 15, 2021
Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of ConIt’s a challenge to play or sing two melodies at once. Bach did it and so can we, but why? Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care as we think of the melodies of our lives.
Devotional for December 8, 2021
Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care, as she invites us to make a request of God, to ask God for a present. What do we want and need most from God in this season of gift giving?
Devotional for December 1, 2021
What do we do with the shadowy emotions that seem to surface even in December, and as the holidays approach? Join our Coordinator of Congregational Care, Mary Gay McKinney, as she ponders this question.
Devotional for November 24, 2021
Thanksgiving can take us down memory lane. Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care, as she shares from the past and invites us to respond in thanksgiving today.
Devotional for November 17, 2021
Bird and wildlife sanctuaries exist in many countries. Humans in desperate situations seek sanctuary. What about those of us who aren’t running from something, or maybe who are. Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care in pondering how God provides sanctuary then and now.
Devotional for November 10, 2021
Often we’re delayed. We might be waiting for an appointment or for transport or for dinner in a restaurant where things are slow coming out of the kitchen. How do we respond? Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care as we consider our delays.
Devotional for November 3, 2021
When we pause as we pray the Lord’s Prayer, what stands out for us? Yesterday when the Tuesday Prayer Group prayed, Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care kept returning to two words. Join her as she contemplates what it means to trespass.
Devotional for October 27, 2021
What’s your favorite book of the Bible? Who would answer Ezra? Join Mary Gay McKinney, Coordinator of Congregational Care, as she ponders what Ezra can bring to us in our day, with the pandemic and so much more that challenges us.
Devotional for October 20, 2021
In so many ways we can preserve and even improve our sight. Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care here at church as we remember Jesus’ healing of a man who wanted to see.
Devotional for October 13, 2021
Birthdays bring memories and joy. Today for her devotional with us Mary Gay McKinney, Coordinator of Congregational Care, shares a bit about her father, his faith and his legacy. October 12, 1897 was his birthday. need, or even want it? Join Mary Gay as she ponders these questions that pop up from St. Matthew’s gospel, chapter 9.
Devotional for October 6, 2021
Forgiveness is a powerful and painful thing Mary Gay McKinney, Coordinator of Congregational Care suspects. Why would Jesus announce forgiveness to a man who had other, more obvious challenges? What do we think about forgiveness? If we’re honest, do we need, or even want it? Join Mary Gay as she ponders these questions that pop up from St. Matthew’s gospel, chapter 9.
Devotional for September 29, 2021
While we as United Methodists may not have as many official Holy Days as some denominations, we may want to join in gratitude for St. Michael and all angels, whose ministries we remember today. What to make of angels, dragons and a war(?) in heaven? Spend a few minutes with Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care in thought and thanksgiving.
Devotional for September 22, 2021
Do we secretly wonder if difficult commands of Jesus are possible only for a few? For example: Love our enemies, let people borrow knowing we won’t be repaid, and respond in certain non-traditional ways when people steal from us. The list goes on. If they are for us all, what then must we do? Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care to ponder possibilities.
Devotional for September 15, 2021
Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care is on vacation so for today’s devotional we’re revisiting a topic near and dear to her heart. It’s about Jesus and the conflicting ways of considering why he was executed. What did he do, and what did he say that got him that kind of trouble??? How we think about this makes more difference that we may realize.
Devotional for September 8, 2021
Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care is on vacation so for today’s devotional we’re revisiting a topic near and dear to her heart. It’s about Jesus and the conflicting ways of considering why he was executed. What did he do, and what did he say that got him that kind of trouble??? How we think about this makes more difference that we may realize.
Devotional for September 1, 2021
Do you ever wonder why someone is telling you something, or why something becomes part of history, and part of the Bible? Why does it matter that the Queen of Sheba visited King Solomon? Join Mary Gay McKinney, Coordinator of Congregational Care and explore a story of envy, rivalry, and the 10th Commandment.
Devotional for August 25, 2021
What could geometry possibly have to do with sailing ships, shipwrecks and the promises of God? Join Mary Gay McKinney, Coordinator of Congregational Care, as we celebrate hope amidst some unlikely pairings.
Devotional for August 18, 2021
What happens when you sneak into church, not wanting others to see your tears? What do we do with the troubles in our world, and especially Afghanistan? How can faith and spiritual practice make a difference? Mary Gay McKinney, Coordinator of Congregational Care shares a personal word with us. Her son almost lost his life in Afghanistan.
Devotional for August 11, 2021
Which of the 10 Commandments is the easiest to ignore? What happens when we don’t ignore it? If you’ve ever wanted what someone else has, join Mary Gay McKinney, Coordinator of Congregational Care, in pondering how we battle the green monster.
Devotional for August 4, 2021
Life can get out of balance. It did for people Paul met along the way. How can our baptism help us to re-balance? Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care, for some thoughts and a prayer.
Devotional for July 28, 2021
What can we do about those looping negative thoughts in our heads? Having heard some wisdom from the past, Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care, explores how scripture and affirmations can intervene.
Devotional for July 21, 2021
What does that song say makes the world go ‘round? Mary Gay McKinney, Coordinator of Congregational Care thinks it might be music. Music can touch us at our deepest levels. When a Psalm is rescored for our day, maybe even deeper
Here is the link to Mourning is Dancing that Mary Gay refers to in her message. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbG0NZDyD8k
Devotional for July 14, 2021
What might it mean to someone when we stop and take notice, engage them in conversation?  What might we learn?  Join Mary Gay McKinney, Coordinator of Congregational Care, for a word, especially if you might be meeting strangers anytime soon.
Devotional for July 7, 2021
Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care, has decided to stop giving geography lessons when people engage her about Chicago. It’s time for a change. Here’s her new plan.
Devotional for June 30, 2021
What stirs you up? What gets you going? Jesus was accused of stirring up the people. Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care, and consider what, and who stirs us.
Devotional for June 25, 2021
Pastor Lisa’s Devotional: Living the Gospel Truth, not culture’s fiction…!
Devotional for June 23, 2021
What happens when we look closer at something strange? Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care, for a look at how Jesus guides us, sometimes employing the “strange.”
Devotional for June 18, 2021
Pastor Lisa’s Devotional: How to find joy inside our tears!
Devotional for June 16, 2021
Most everyone has opinions and thoughts on prayer. Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care and one of our Tuesday Prayer Partners today.
Devotional for June 11, 2021
Pastor Lisa Telomen’s Devotional: God’s kingdom or ours?!
Devotional for June 9, 2021
Have you ever thought you knew someone and later found you didn’t? Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care, for surprising alternatives.
Devotional for June 4, 2021
Pastor Lisa Telomen asks “How do we belong?!
Devotional for June 2, 2021
What does Mare’s deacon have to do with our Pastor Rich, or her Easttown church to do with our United Methodist Church of Geneva. Goodbyes are hard. How will we carry on? Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care in pondering these questions.
Devotional for May 28, 2021
In Pastor Rich’s Devotional he discusses expressing gratitude for others who have made the ultimate sacrifice for us.
Devotional for May 26, 2021
We all love a good story whether telling or listening. Sometimes a friend or family member tells it differently. Why would Jesus change up an old story? Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care for Jesus’ twist on an old tale ~giving!
Devotional for May 21, 2021
Pastor Lisa: “The Spirit just keeps on giving!
Devotional for May 19, 2021
Confessing that she’s watched more than enough TV over the past two months, Coordinator of Congregational Care Mary Gay McKinney cautions about taking in misinformation, or allowing too much focus on the occult.
Devotional for May 14, 2021
Pastor Lisa: The gift of your ministry and your power!
Devotional for May 12, 2021
As we consider and observe, even celebrate our Lord’s Ascension, what difference can it make in our lives? Our Coordinator of Congregational Care, Mary Gay McKinney, shares what it means to her.
Devotional for May 7, 2021
Pastor Rich talks about Anything and Everything
Devotional for May 5, 2021
Do you sometimes feel you have been showered with too many challenges, obstacles? Join Mary Gay as she ponders a verse a dear friend shared with her about blessings all mixed in with troubles.
Devotional for April 30, 2021
Pastor Lisa’s Devotional: Resting with God!
Devotional for April 28, 2021
We often share or request a recipe from a friend or neighbor or family member. What about our recipes for life, that carry us through challenging times? Join Mary Gay McKinney, our Coordinator of Congregational Care as she invites us to share spiritual recipes for our daily bread.
Devotional for April 23, 2021
Pastor Rich asks “What is the Good Life?”

Devotional for April 21, 2021
Join Mary Gay McKinney our coordinator of congregational care as she ponders what it means to have a second home What is the location of your primary residence, and what might this have to do with Jesus?