First United Methodist Church of Gadsden

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Thursday Worship: 5:30 PM
Worship Sundays: 8:45 am and 10:55 am  
Sunday School: 10 am

This week's Sermon Notes for Thursday, October 20 and Sunday, October 23


Over the last few months, farmers have been harvesting the fields that were planted this past spring and summer. The fields near our house in Whorton Bend were planted with corn and cotton. The past few weeks, huge combines have been going through the fields scooping up thousands and thousands of ears of corn. Even after dark, bright lights mounted on the tractors and combines keep the process going into the night. I pulled over one night just to watch. Way deep in the field the lights from the combines looked like an eerie scene from an otherworldly SYFY movie. Truck load after truck load of corn and cotton have been produced from that which was planted only a few months earlier. 

What have you planted in the fields of your life? What kind of harvest and produce come from your walk with Jesus? 

Over the next few weeks our church will be emphasizing the planting of our service, time, money, talents, obedience, witness, etc. The Bible challenges us to consider the harvest that is produced in our lives. The Bible challenges us to invest and store up treasures in heaven. 

2 Corinthians 9:10-12 (NIV) “10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”        

Matthew 6:19-21 (NKJV) 19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust (vermin – rats) destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

On the Journey with you,

Pastor Harvey

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Fall Fest and Chili Supper

Everyone is invited
and everything is free!

5-8 PM

Games in Classrooms and Chili & Hotdog Supper 5-7 PM

Gym with Giant Slide, Moon Bounce and Obstacle Course

open from 5-8 PM.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016  

Bring your friends and Neighbors!



Journey Groups

· 12 Relevant Voices of Truth -This Bible study beginning in August on Wednesday’s will come from the 12 “Minor Prophets” (Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi). The message of the “Minor Prophets” is not minor at all. Though their messages were shorter, they were no less powerful nor no less needed. The truth they reveal is very relevant for our world in 2016.                          Room 208                          Led by Pastor Harvey

 In Before Amen, Max Lucado, a self-professed "recovering prayer wimp," reveals his personal struggles with prayer. He will show you how he discovered that prayer is not a privilege for the pious nor the art of a chosen few. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child. Let the conversation begin.                            Room 112                              Led by Harriet Murray

Wednesday Morning Bible Study with Harvey Beck  10:30 PM
"12 Relevant Voices of Truth"  Room 108

Wonderful Wednesday August 31
 Church Dinner  5 PM

6 PM Adult Journey Groups
"Twelve Relevant Voices of Truth"  Room 208
"Before the Amen"   Room 112

6 PM Youth Groups
6 PM Children’s Journey Groups, Games & Choir
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Thursday Worship: 5:30 PM

 8:45 AM, Celebration, Gym
10:00 AM Sunday Shhool
10:55 AM--Traditions, Sanctuary





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