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  • Jerry Wilson debuts his newest song "In These Times" that he wrote during pandemic.
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Rev. Ray's March 5, 2021 Devotion 

The Bible tells us that God is not mocked, and we reap what we sow. Reaping was never intended to be a dreaded task. Harvest time in the Bible was a time of rejoicing, even for those who had to sow the fields with tears. “Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them,” (Psalm 126:6)

A friend once told me his experience of sowing and harvesting. It happened when he was a young man many years ago. His Father sent him to plant corn. It was Saturday and he could go to the movie when he got done. When it looked like he was not going to get finished in time for the movie, he buried the remaining seed in a tree stump. The movie was fun, but when the stump started growing corn, he had a price to pay.

I am fearful that in many ways American Christianity is reaping a harvest of careless planting. Seed that could have produced much good is now ruined by not being sown. And the weeds of our neglect will not be ignored.

Where have the giants of faith gone? Where are the prayer warriors who could pray down heaven itself? And where is the lifestyle that is distinctly Christian? One of goodness, kindness, and the Holy Life?

Our children and grandchildren are inheriting the faith we were charged to preserve. Will we give them a fruitful field, or empty rows and stumps full of careless religion? I do not mean for this to have a negative tone, but sometimes the rubber must meet the road. Souls are dying, children are crying; and the Great Commission is buried in a stump somewhere.

We still have a charge to keep, and a God to glorify. Another man told me his cornfield story that happened when he was a young man. He walked to the little country schoolhouse for another day of school, but the building had burned during the night. Walking back home with “visions of fishing” dancing in his head; he saw his Father hoeing corn. He told him what had happened to the school, but his Dad never looked up from his labor, and his only words were, “Well, grab a hoe and get to work.” Maybe it is time for us to do the same.

I have not heard this song in a long time:

HARVEST TIME...HARVEST TIME...

THE SAVIOR'S CALLING...THE GRAIN IS FALLING....

OH DO NOT WAIT....IT'S GROWING LATE....

BEHOLD THE FIELD IS WHITE...IT'S HARVEST TIME

Grace and Peace, Rev Ray

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Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643
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What's Happening at FUMC Elizabethton

  • Life Lessons Bible Studies are available on the Sermons and Bible Studies Tab

     

  • Sunday is Coming - March 7, 2021 Check Out Past Sermons on our Sermons Tab

  • In-Person Worship - Sundays at 10:00am

    As we embrace our return to the house of worship, please take a few minutes to review these safety guidelines. 
    Please wear your mask while in the church building.  
        
    Worship Online if you are sick or feel sick.  

    Refrain from hugging and shaking hands.
    Avoid touching surfaces as much as possible, 
        wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizer as needed.

    Immobility issues have been addressed. An usher will to assist
       anyone using the elevator entrance. 

    Social Distance by sitting with your family,
        
    stay approximately 6 feet away from others. 
    Entrances have been supplied with mask, hand sanitizer and
       offertory boxes to place tithes and offerings.

Check out the last Sermon/Life Lesson...

Wednesday Night Life Lesson 2021 Lenten Bible Study March 3, 2021

Rev. Raymond W. Amos Jr.
Date: March 3, 2021
Verse of the Day
Service Times

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FUMC prays for our world and community during the trying times of the COVID19 Pandemic. We always long for in-person worship, but also have the health of those attending in mind.  Due to the uncertainity in the rise of COVID numbers, there is a possiblity that in-person may not be an option and worship is maintained vitrtualy at the best of our ablity through Facebook Livestream, this website and YouTube.   Please check with the Church Office during normal business hours if you are planning on attending to check time and in-person availablity.   

Sunday Morning Worship will be at 10:00am unless stated announment otherwise due to COVID. Attendance will be maintained and filed in the church office in the event that contact tracing is necessary.  Please help our ushers by registering prior to the service if you plan on attending. 

Those who are sick or do not feel comfortable with in person worship at this time, the service will be livestreamed on Facebook at 10:00am. 
The livestream video will be uploaded to the Sermons/Bible Studies Tab and YouTube after the service ends as soon as possible.  

 

Sunday Evening Bible Study is on hold at this time  

Wednesday Night Life Lessons with Rev. Ray Wednesdays at 7:00pm (online only)

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The main Church Office is open:

Monday - Thursday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Friday - CLOSED
 

During inclement weather the church office maintains the same schedule as Elizabethton City School System.  
During the COVID 19 pandemic church administrative staff may work at home from time to time.  Email and phone calls will be maintained during these occurances.  Thank you for your understanding. 

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