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Douglas, Wyoming

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Fall has coming roaring into Wyoming!  Thankfully, we have received an abundance of moisture so far, abating the fires in our state and those surrounding us.  The smoke is clearing out of the air, the temperatures are quickly falling, and we are in the full swing of school and church activities!  In the wake of all the turmoil in the world we as a church are engaging in new ways to reach out to our community and the world.  Through our giving to the United Methodist Church we are helping those who are rebuilding following all of the natural disasters here and around the world.  Closer to home we are launching on October 1, which is World Communion Sunday, our new RightNow Media program which will be available to all members and associates to encourage participation in studies and provide a wide variety of programs at a much reduced price!  We are also hosting our first Paying It Forward Fund dinner at the church on October 5th, continuing the first Thursday theme into fall and beyond for this program to alleviate hunger in our schools.  The 15th will be our Laity Sunday and I will be at Orders Retreat the 23rd through the 26th.  We will end with Reformation Sunday on the 29th.  In the midst of all this, we must never forget our focus.  The reason we do what we do, because Jesus loves us first.  Jesus himself says to us through the scriptures:  “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick, or in prison, and go to visit you?’  The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”  Matthew 25:34-40 

Our motivation is always to treat each other in such a way as to glorify God, to find ways to minster to, and with, “the least of these brothers and sisters of mine”.  When we focus on Christ’s love and grace for us, we should be motivated to do great things for those who are in need. We humbly accept God’s gift to us; but the purpose of the gift is to pass it on, not to lock it up in our hearts but rather to release it into the world as purely as we possibly can.  Let us boldly love, powerfully forgive, and gracefully engage with anyone and everyone.  To the glory of our Lord, Savior, and Friend, Jesus Christ; Amen.

Pastor Donnie Holt

Contact Us  
First United Methodist Church-Douglas, Wyoming
136 South 5th Street
Douglas, Wyoming 82633
Phone (307)358-3616
Regular Schedule  
Office Hours
  • 9am-Noon Monday-Thursday
Sunday
  • Sunday Morning Lectionary Bible Study
    – 8:30 AM
  • Worship Service
    – 10:00 AM
Wednesday
  • Free Community Meal
    – 5:00 PM
  • Choir Practice
    – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday night Bible Study
    – 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
  • CSI ~ Christian Student Inspiration! YOUTH
    – 7:00 PM
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