Author: rhennesy

Wilkens Ave. Children’s Backpacks

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop The 8am Service and the United Methodist Women help children on Wilkens Ave. begin the school year. Two weeks ago I received a phone call from Patty Lee who runs Angels of Addiction, a partner ministry on Wilkens Ave. Patty shared with me

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VIM Costa Rica Team Arrived Safely

On Saturday morning, August 8, we met for a 6am communion send-off in the SPUMC parking lot (where the team tried, unsuccessfully, to ditch their pastor) and embarked on a long day of travel which landed us at the Costa Rica Mission Projects’ Center in time for a fabulous dinner of authentic tacos that had

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50 Years of Music

On Sunday, August 9, we celebrated 50 Years of Music at SPUMC. Among other special moments, one noteworthy component was that we tried to keep the music of this service as close to the same as that first service, held on August 8, 1965, as we could. Here’s the bulletin from that first service. Maybe

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Who Are We?

In the most appropriate combination of band and song name, The Who sings “Who Are You?” Or, if you prefer movies to music… (If you’re a fan of action comedy, go watch Jackie Chan’s “Who Am I?”… it’s glorious.)

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Holy Wonderings

On Sunday morning I preached about Luke 2:41-52. If you were in worship you heard me say it’s a story I don’t really know how to process. It doesn’t offer us a quick, easy lesson on grace or justice, and there are no heart-warming verses to memorize or tape to your mirror.

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