On this 12th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Melanie preaches from Luke 14 (and calls back to last week’s sermon on Luke 13) of the lectionary selections on the command of Jesus to love God and love all people.
On this 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Pastor Melanie Eccles preaches a message that invite us to grapple with whether we have a spiritual or religious practice that might be getting in the way of actually loving God and loving people. (Also, the one day when Pastor Kevin skipped church to do just that.)
On August 15, 2019, Pastor Melanie sent out a letter to friends of Monroe FMC. She wrote about her personal spiritual practice of reflecting and resetting and invites you to do the same. Plus she extends an invitation to join her in exploring spiritual formation through the lens of the enneagram. Listen in!
On this Sunday, we receive a loving greeting and a sermon which invites us to let go of our anger (or whatever keeps us from loving the way Jesus loves.) “We can’t love those we’re feeling angry towards.” Pastor Glenn Lorenz, our guest preacher this morning serves in Costa Rica along with his wife Wendy […]
On this 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Clayton Blackwell (Local Ministerial Candidate) preaches a messages on the love and welcome God extends to us. Hosea 11:1-11 and Psalm 107:1-9, 43 • Colossians 3:1-11 • Luke 12:13-21
Pastor Kevin Eccles preaches on this 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time on the Luke version of the Lord’s prayer and the story that follows about a really insistent neighbor who knocks until he gets what he needs. What is God asking us to do with our prayers? Hosea 1:2-10 and Psalm 85, Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19) […]
On this 6th Sunday after Pentecost (the 6th week in Ordinary Time), Pastor Melanie Eccles preaches a messages that calls us to examine our lives, asking “What fruit am I producing? How am using my power? Am I exerting my authority or am I protecting others and bring Jesus’ healing into the world?”
The first 6 minutes of this episode includes the joyful reception of another individual into full membership. Be sure to listen in on Marina’s personal testimony and desire to be part of MFMC. Then Pastor Kevin preaches from these lectionary passages and honestly shares how God is asking him to change. How might God be […]
Pastor Melanie Eccles preaches during the final day of Bible Quizzing on the story of the Prodigal son from Luke 15. Our God is not a god of scarcity but of abundance! “There is only grace and love and the biggest party you can imagine with all of your favorite foods.”
In this July 2019 letter, Pastor Melanie reflects with gratitude on the partnership of those who are giving financially to support the work she and Pastor Kevin are doing in Monroe. And with great joy, she anticipates the season of generous stewardship as a congregation, making plans to give away 10% of the sale of […]
What would happen if we listened to what God is asking of us? Listen in to Mark Thornton’s sermon on this 4th Sunday in the season of Ordinary Time. 2 Kings 5:1-14 and Psalm 30 • Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16 • Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
On this third week in the season of Pentecost and on the fifth Sunday of the month, we excitedly welcomed in 4 new members and anointed 4 new Local Ministerial Candidates. Listen in to learn what all of that means, what commitments they’re making, and how we’re all part of their journeys. You’ll also hear […]
On this 2nd Sunday after Pentecost in the Season of Ordinary Time, Pastor Melanie Eccles preaches on the Gospel passage depicting the healing of the Gerasene Demoniac. 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a and Psalm 42 and 43 • Galatians 3:23-29 • Luke 8:26-39
On Trinity Sunday we explore the Art of Noticing, paying attention to where God is at work and listening closely to how Jesus might invite us to bring his healing into the world. Reading more on the 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations by John Crilly and Mary Schaller