First United Methodist Church of Gadsden

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Thursday Worship: 5:30 PM

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



           Our first date was December 12, 1975. I still surprise the “bride of my youth” (By the way that would be Lana) each year on this day.  It is our “Valentine Day”.  Back in 1976 after we had been dating for a few months, I went to Lana’s church one Sunday morning to hear her sing (Bethlehem Baptist Church near Camp Sumatanga). Of course I went there to worship the Lord, not to just see Lana. (Yeah right!) The solo she sang that morning was, “Wayfaring Stranger”. It is not in our United Methodist Hymnal. This past Saturday (2-4-2017) I helped with a funeral and one of the songs played during the service was “Wayfaring Stranger”. It brought back some good memories and an eternal hope. The song reminds us of heaven and going home.

          This week in worship let us look together at a place called heaven. I highly recommend you plan on being there – forever!

  Job 19:25-27 (NKJV) “For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth; 26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God, 27 Whom I shall see for myself, And my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!

Revelation 21:2-5 (NKJV) 2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” 5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

Prayer: Jesus --- Please forgive me. I accept Your atonement for my sin. I walk in the love and assurance of Your amazing grace. Thank you for providing a place in heaven for me. Amen



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Journey Groups for Adults

Journey Groups and Bible Studies 

11:00 AM Wednesday morning Bible Study

6 PM Wednesdays

  •  A Study of Malachi, Room 208, Led by Pastor Harvey
  •    Brand New, Room 112                    Led by Harriet Murray
  • Room 118, Young Adults meet in the Parlor w/ Pastor Tyler Woodham

Wonderful Wednesday Weekly Schedule
 Church Dinner  5 PM

6 PM Adult Journey Groups
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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