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July 2020: Stay the Course - In our worship series, Braving the Wilderness, we have been following the Israelites through their journey in the wilderness.  Each weekly story finds them in a new campsite facing issues of faith and survival.  I am sensing that we have arrived at a new campsite during this time of COVID-19 and social justice.  I have a couple of observations concerning our new campsite. First, many of us have come to a place of COVID fatigue.  So any new reminders that we are still in a pandemic with consequences to our public health is met with a variety… Read More
April 2020: New Expressions - My mind has been buzzing with all the ways our world has changed in just four short weeks.  There is not one aspect of our daily lives that has not been impacted by this unprecedented season.  New terms like essential and non-essential jobs, social distancing, and distance learning have become an overnight reality with a whole new set of norms impacting our daily lives.  Many of us don't yet understand the full impact of these new guidelines for social engagement.  Dare we go out or not?  Can we go to work or not?   I have heard from… Read More


worship +2 Worship +2 -    Following Jesus doesn’t happen by accident – faith takes intentionality. Rather than simply attending church or going to church, Jesus calls us to be the Church. Across our Decatur… Read More
Cards for Teachers -    For the last two years, every single Preschool and Elementary School teacher in Decatur ISD has received a prayer card from our Decatur Methodist Family filled with a personal… Read More
Back to School Blessing -    We want to send students and educators into the new school year with a blessing! The Decatur Methodist Family will give a backpack tag and a blessing to all students… Read More


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