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Here you will find information about our warm and loving church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. We want you to feel comfortable to call on us for anything you need.
Our United Methodist church in Calera (just south of Durant) is a fully inclusive & LGBT affirming congregation. Our members include married & single, lesbian, gay, straight, trans, African-American, Native American & white, young, old, & middle age. We have TAB (temporarily able-bodied) & differently abled people ("disabled"). We have women at our highest levels of clergy & lay leadership. Please please please if you need a church where diversity is celebrated & all people are loved as God created them, come to the water & drink. Nourishing Our Neighbors in the Way of Christ Jesus.
Our Worship service:
Grace & Peace in Jesus Christ,
COME AS YOU ARE!
Saturday, November 19th from 6 pm to 7:15 pm
followed by an informational meeting about a poverty-elimination program (7:15-8:30 pm)
This "No Strings Attached" Community Potluck Meal is our way of showing our appreciation to the community in which we live and work. Our once a month FREE meals are held in the Family Life Center right behind the church which is located at 111 S. McKinley Ave. The meal will be held on the third Saturday of each month beginning at 6 pm to 7:30 pm.
November's Menu/theme: Give Thanks!
The church provides the main dish and iced tea is provided by Chicken Express in Durant. Bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share! If you don't have the time or don't have ingredients on hand, don't stay away. Please come join us. There is always plenty!
Come get to know your neighbors and enjoy good food. All are welcome.
For more information, contact Pastor Jen or Debra Day at 580-980-4160.
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Have your kids join us for a wonderful time on Mondays from 3 pm until 6 pm. Power House consists of a snack, homework/study time (with assistance if necessary), a recreation period, and an engaged Bible study session. Power House is open to youth from grades 3 - 12.
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THIS IS AN URGENT APPEAL! Now that we have a full-time Pastor, we are in need of donations that will allow us to fund our ongoing mission to "Nourish our Neighbors in the Way of Christ Jesus!".
Our church mission includes the following ministries: Our Sunday Morning Bible Study, our Wednesday Night 4th Day Emmaus Reunion Group and Bible Study, Power House After School Youth Ministry on Monday afternoons when school is in session, the "No Strings Attached" Free Community Potluck Meal, a Saturday evening "New Wine" Worship Service, a Clothes Closet, and our newest ministry, Circle of Trust. We host our local Cub Scouts Pack 670 on Thursday evenings throughout the school semester and have teamed up with the Durant Ministerial Alliance along with the Bryan County Coalition Against Hunger to further serve the members of our communities. Over the summer months, we have various youth activities including our District Youth Camp at Crosspoint Camp, Vacation Bible School, and other events as they arise. Our mission also includes pastoral support and overhead.
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In Christian love,
Calera United Methodist Church
Our Sunday Morning Bible Study Group - 10 am - 10:50 am. Led by pastor Jen, discussion on scripture in the upcoming lectionary readings helps shape the following Sunday's sermon. Come get involved and be a part of our ministry. All are welcome to attend!
Join us for joyful fellowship and exploration of The Word!!
Our Mission: Nourishing our Neighbors in the way of Christ Jesus!
We are waiting with open hearts, open minds, and open doors. We welcome you to join us as we praise the Lord our God!
Please join us for our Wednesday Evening Bible Study and 4th Day Reunion Group. We begin at 7 pm and are usually finished by 8:30 pm.
Our Wednesday Evening Bible Study and 4th Day Reunion Group is THE place to be! All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
What is a Reunion Group?
The Emmaus group reunion is a small accountability group of two to 12 persons who have usually participated in the three-day Walk to Emmaus and who want to continue their pursuit of a life lived wholly in the grace of God. These small follow-up groups help pilgrims translate the message conveyed on the Walk to Emmaus weekend into a daily walk with Christ. With the regular support of a few faithful friends, the gift of God's love in Jesus Christ becomes a lifestyle of Christian discipleship through the threefold discipline of piety, study, and action.
Group reunions meet at regular times, usually weekly for an hour. The meeting consists of persons' sharing the stories of their walk with Christ during the past week. Members listen to one another, celebrate the grace of God in each person's life, and reinforce each one's core commitment to living in union with Christ in all facets of daily life. Members express that reinforcement through gentle accountability, encouragement, and support of one's stated discipline and plans.
Excerpted from The Group Reunion by Stephen D. Bryant. Copyright © 1995 by The Upper Room
Okay. The above excerpt says the meetings normally last an hour, but ours has been extended to include more time for Bible Study. As we said earlier, all are welcome and encouraged to attend!