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Weekly Prayer – January 17, 2024

Weekly Prayers for the Church Street Family Week of January 17, 2024 Written by Rev. Catherine Nance* O Loving God of all Creation, we look out over the snow and think, “How beautiful!” Others think, “Oh no!” as medical procedures are put on hold. Children exclaim, “YIPPEE!” while parents and grandparents sigh, “another day.” For […]

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Weekly Prayer – January 3, 2023

Weekly Prayers for the Church Street Family Week of January 3, 2024 Rev. Catherine Nance O God of The New Year, we thank you for the gift of new beginnings and looking forward.  O God of The Every Day, we thank you that you are with us each day and in the ordinary moments.  O […]

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Weekly Prayer – December 27, 2023

Weekly Prayers for the Church Street Family Week of December 27, 2023 Steve Richardson God in heaven and in our midst, in your graciousness hear our prayers.   Here we are again, Lord. We’re in that “in between” time at the end of the year – – in between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. It’s […]

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Christian Love

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Monday, December 25, Evening By Reece Wood, Youth Ministry Intern Christian Love Read: 1 Peter 4:8-10 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve […]

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Therefore! Ideo!

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Monday, December 25, Morning By Rev. Catherine Nance, Senior Pastor Therefore! Ideo! Read: Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.  On this day earth shall ring  with the song children sing to the Lord,  […]

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Make a Joyful Noise

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Sunday, December 24, Evening By Rev. Tim Best, Senior Associate Pastor Make a Joyful Noise Read: 2 Peter 3:8-15a I love time travel movies. Perhaps it is because I was born when the Back to the Future movies came out. It may also be because I like the […]

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Come Into Our Hearts, Lord Jesus

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Sunday, December 24, Morning By Rev. Dr. Jan Buxton Wade, Retired Minister of Spiritual Enrichment Come Into Our Hearts, Lord Jesus Read: Revelation 3:20a Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice  and opens the door, I will come in to him… The […]

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Remaining Vigilant

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Saturday, December 23 By Matt Mobley Remaining Vigilant Read: 1 Thessalonians 5:6 The Christmas of 2008 I found myself in the mountains of Afghanistan serving as an Infantry Platoon Leader. We had already been in the country eleven months and the men were tired and combat-weary. For this […]

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What is Christmas?

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Friday, December 22 By Martha Pierce What is Christmas? Read: John 14:27 Peace I leave with you: not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Christmas is not just toy trains, dolls, and magnificent food. […]

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I See Jesus!

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Thursday, December 21 By Beth Cooper-Libby, Director of CSUMC Preschool I See Jesus! Read: Colossians 1:17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. It’s a familiar sight here at CSUMC. Although most people call it the “Jesus statue,” the name of it is […]