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DANGEROUS PRAYERS – FILL ME UP!

Paul tells us, Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit…

To pray, Fill me up, Lord means we first ask the searching question, Lord, am I intoxicated with Escapism? Am I on the run from myself as well as you, wasting my life being wasted? And then, we pray, Lord, intoxicate me with Engagement! And God’s Spirit will indeed engage us as we

Live with consciousness of the Holy.
Grasp the grace of our true identity as a child of God
Yield the fruit of the Spirit – that love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Follow thru on opportunities for compassion

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Dangerous Prayers – Shut Me Up!

As James reminds us, words are powerful tools. They have the capacity to destroy or deploy grace and goodness in other persons’ lives. We need to search ourselves. We need to pray dangerously:

“Yes, Lord, if much of what I say slaps, slanders and slops other people, then by all means shut me up! Convict me! Mute me! Give me pause!”

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DANGEROUS PRAYERS – CLEAN ME UP!

Yes, a desperate, dangerous prayer to pray is Clean Me Up, Lord. Yet, maybe you’re at that point today. Your life if filled with brokenness and frustration. And maybe it’s of your own doing. Well, perhaps…
It’s time to acknowledge that sin has broken your moral compass.
It’s time to accept responsibility for the hurt that you’ve inflicted.
It’s time to accede to God’s new normal, to turn the page, to make a new beginning.

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Recent News

Hurricane Florence Response!


Please help us reach out to the victims of Hurricane Florence!
We will be assembling Flood Cleaning Buckets to share with the victims of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas thru the disaster response efforts of UMCOR. Please see the listing below that outlines the cleaning supplies needed and bring them to the Fellowship Hall by October 7. You also may provide monetary contributions to purchase supplies. (UMCOR estimates the contents of each flood cleaning bucket will cost $75) Please make checks payable to “Vision of Hope UMC” designated “Flood Relief”.
Thank you!

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EACH FLOOD CLEANING BUCKET REQUIRES…

One 32-64 oz. bottle liquid laundry detergent
One 16-40 oz. bottle liquid concentrate household cleaner
(No spray cleaners)
One 16-34 oz. bottle dish soap
One 4-8 oz. pump spray air freshener (three solid, or three gel fresheners also acceptable)
One 6-14 oz. pump spray insect repellent (pack of 10-20 wipes also acceptable)
(Pump spray bottles must have protective covers)
One scrub brush
(With or without handle)
18 re-useable cleaning wipes
(No terrycloth, microfiber or paper towels…Remove from
packaging)
Five scouring pads sponges
(No stainless steel pads with soap in them….
Remove from packaging)
36-50 clothespins
One 50-100 ft. clothesline (cotton or plastic line)
24 roll of heavy-duty trash bags (33-45 gallon sizes)
(Remove from packaging)
Five N95 particulate respirator dust masks (1-3 mm
thickness)
(No surgical masks)
Two pairs kitchen gloves
(Durable for multiple uses…Remove from packaging)
One pair work gloves
(Cotton with leather palm or all leather)

Additional Notes…
All items must be new with the exception of the bucket and lid.
All cleaning agents must be liquid form. No powders are accepted.
Sponges have been removed from the list of supplies due to the challenge of locating the non-cellulose sponges that prevent mildew.
Do not include any personal notes, money or additional material in the kits.

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Pastor David’s Fall Sermon Series…


It’s easy to go through life praying it safe.  What would it mean to pray dangerously…to truly open ourselves to God’s amazing, disturbing and transforming grace?

These are dangerous prayers that have the potential to change your life!

9.9        Clean Me  Up!

9.16      Shut Me Up!

9.23      Fill Me Up!

9.30      Sign Me Up!

 10.14    Coach Me Up!

10.21    Use Me Up!

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New LifeGroup getting underway for fall…


Unshakable Hope examines twelve of God’s encouraging promises and how they equip you to:

  • Overcome challenging circumstances
  • Live through sadness and renew hope
  • Experience lasting security
  • Make wise decisions

What is your life built on—the circumstances of life or the promises of God? The answer to that question changes everything. For every problem in life, God has given you a promise. Join us as we take a closer look at Scripture’s unbreakable promises and discover how to live with an unshakable hope!

Come and be a part of this life-changing small group study led by Bill Lalla, to be held Mondays, September 10-November 26 at either 10:30 am or 7 pm!

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