8:30 A.M. Sunday Worship 9:45 A.M. Sunday School (beginning September 24th)
Blooming Grove United Methodist Church
Monday, December 11, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

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Link here for an introduction to Pastors J.J. and Stefanie


Link here for the Announcement of Appointment from Bishop Ough


December 2017 - Thoughts From Pastors J.J. and Stefanie Morgan...



Advent season is upon us. Advent, from the Latin
adventus meaning “coming", is a time set aside for Christians to be especially reminded of Jesus’ promise to come back to earth the way in which he left it. He said he would return to earth one day, as illustrated through his teaching found in Mark 13:29-37. Angels repeated this message to the disciples on the day that Jesus was taken

up into the clouds. “As they strained to see him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them. "Men of Galilee," they said, "why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!" (Acts 1:10-11). It brings me joy and excitement to take this time of the year to be reminded of what Jesus said and what has been confirmed by angels, regarding Jesus’ promised return. Added to this joy for me is knowing that what the Triune God says will happen will happen. The Advent season is inter- mixed with the joy and memories of the knowledge that God has a track record of fulfilling promises. For we know that God promised to send His Son Jesus to earth to bring salvation to the world. We know that Jesus did come down to earth and we look forward to celebrat- ing that expression of divine love on December 25th. For as followers of the Living Lord and Savior Jesus, we believe that Jesus lived, taught, healed, died, was resurrected and returned to heaven from where He came. As followers of Jesus, we gather weekly to praise and worship Jesus and to be reminded of all His glory for what He has already done, what He is doing and what He will do. As followers of Jesus, we have this special season called Advent to focus on Jesus’ coming back. We are invited to take part in actively waiting for Jesus to return. We do this by remembering all the love that God continues to pour out upon those who have placed their faith in Jesus. It is remembering the joy we experienced when we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior. It is trying to walk in the light of Jesus’ instruction and in the confidence that we are God’s children. It is through developing our relationship with the Living Lord Jesus through prayer, thanksgiving and offering our praise to God.

We are invited to actively wait as long as it takes for this return of Jesus, for we serve a patient and loving God. A God who desires everyone a chance to experience the salvation offered through faith in Jesus. This is why we have the gift of the Advent season. We get to focus on the future promised by Jesus. Come, Lord Jesus, come.


Pastor JJ and Pastor Stefanie