First United Methodist Church of Lenoir

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First Light – Modern Worship at 9:00am
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Church Blog

Living Water

Jesus said to the woman at the well, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water,so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.”John 4:13-15 NRSV      Water…

Trip to Greece

First Church Family,     I’m away in my favorite country other than our own, the beautiful country of Greece. I studied here in college, and later in graduate school, and then was able to be here with my daughter several years ago.     Greece has an incredibly significant history. It was the birthplace of  medicine, philosophy, theater, and democracy. And it has significance to our faith.     The Apostle Paul established the Church at Corinth and wrote two lengthy treatises to members of that church…

September News

Dear First Church Family, I pray this newsletter finds you in good health and spirits. This past week has had its share of bad news: chaos and death in Afghanistan after our troop withdrawal, pain and loss in Haiti in the after-math of a powerful earthquake, flash flooding in western North Carolina and Tennessee that took lives and destroyed property, and rising COVID numbers in our community and state. I shared recently that September is one of my favorite months…