8:30 A.M. Sunday Worship 9:45 A.M. Sunday School (beginning September 24th)
Blooming Grove United Methodist Church
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

BGUMC Pastor's Page

 

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

 

Link here for the Announcement of Appointment from Bishop Ough

 

May 2018 - Thoughts From Pastors J.J. and Stefanie Morgan...

 

 

 Ah, spring. Praise the Lord, it has finally arrived! I don’t know about you, but the older I get, the longer winter feels each year.

But spring...spring comes forward like new breath in our lungs. It bursts forth, and even in the midst of puddles and mud and mess, there is something new and fresh that is taking place.

Spring is a season where resurrection becomes apparent to us. The trees, which were bare and look dead throughout the winter season, begin to bud and show new life. Bulbs which have laid dormant under the frozen soil, burst forth from the dirt to delight us with green shoots and soon, colorful flowers. The whole earth begins to take shape with new life, as animals return to the area, the world becomes green and vibrant around us, and the earth blossoms.

As Easter people, we believe in resurrection. We believe in new life, life after death, life transformed and birthed anew through the power of the Risen Jesus. We are born again in this life, born in the Spirit when we accept Christ as our Savior. 2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us,

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Though the liturgical Easter season will soon be coming to a close, we remain an Easter people. We live in the knowledge that we have a Savior who became one of us, suffered and died to save us, and was raised to life three days later. He ascended to the heavens, and sent His Spirit to us, to help us live a life of faith. As we soon will celebrate Pente- cost, and the coming of the Spirit of God into the world, let us remember that we are empowered and equipped by the Spirit of God. We are a new creation. Let us embrace the new life we have been given through the power of Jesus Christ and let us gladly share the Gospel message of hope and redemption to the world around us.