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   January 2019   
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Upper Room Daily Reflections
  • Winter Beauty, courtesy of our Lord; and photo credit to Rev. Ray.
  • Resurrection Cross 2015
  • Ready for Advent - First Sunday
  • Ready for the Advent - Second Sunday
  • Third Sunday of Advent
  • FUMC dressed for Christmas complete with snow.
  • To God be the Glory
  • Our beautiful Sanctuary - Ordinary Days
  • A Light Unto the World
  • I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
  • Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind......
  • Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
  • For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
  • On the glorious splendor of Your majesty And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.
  • The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
  • Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.
  • Pat & Ray
  • Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.
  • Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying,"I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."
  • God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
  • Summer is Beautiful at FUMC
  • The Covered Bridge in our beautiful city.

 A man had died in poverty. He and his wife had lived in a house that was in disrepair; and there was no one else to call, family or friend. The funeral director had asked a pastor to help with the service.

His wife had gone into a nearby field and picked wildflowers, and then she tied a shoe string around them and placed them on the top of the casket. They were beautiful because each time she picked a flower her heart was saying, "I love you."

There is nothing more costly, yet more affordable, than love. Neither wealth nor poverty has any power over it. No one is too high to possess more of it, and no one is too low to be denied it. Real love doesn't come in large, medium, or small.

We are taught to "Love God with all your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself." That's the way it is in the Bible; and that's the way it is to be with us. Jesus taught us that if we get these two things right, then everything else that a Christian should be (and do) will fall into place.

There is only one place we can obtain that kind of love. Get it anywhere else and it is imitation. No matter how real it looks, it is not. (You will never see bees working artificial flowers.) "We love Him because He first loved us" (1 John 4:19). Real love comes from God. He has exclusive rights to it, and it is His gift to us.

There would have been no flowers for that woman to pick that day if God had not first planted them on a Tennessee hill. There would be no love that could save us had God not first loved us from Calvary's hill.

Grace and Peace, Rev Ray

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FUMC of Elizabethton, TN
325 East E Street
Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643
Phone (423)543-3505
Regular Schedule  
  • Worship Service
    – 9:55 AM
  • Sunday School
    – 11:20 AM
  • 4:12 Youth Ministries Jr. High - Grades 6 & 7
    – 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
  • 4:12 Youth Ministries Sr. High - Grades 8 thru 12
    – 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Bible Study
    – 6:00 PM
  • Coolagers (grades K - 5th)
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Life Lessons in the Fellowship Hall
    – 6:00 PM
  • Chancel Choir Practice
    – 7:00 PM
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