Clark Rd. Paradise, California 95969
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Meetings and Gatherings
Led by Lois Rochford, meets every Monday morning from 9:00a.m. to 9:30a.m. in the Fireside Room.
Prayer requests may be left in the office at any time, or put in the offering plate. You are welcome to come join the group in the Fireside Room.
Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month....If interested, please call Office staff (530-877-5989) to find out where they are meeting this month.
Dinner Out (Table of 8)
This group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Call Selma Lippincott for this month’s location. 877-3567
he Travelers are an adventurous group that meets monthly. All are welcome to come and join the fun by contacting the church office for the next meeting dates and times.
The Hope Circle is a women’s fellowship group. Please call Circle Chair Cathy Estabrook, 876-1753, for details.
Methodist Men’s Club
The Methodist Men’s Club meets monthly at Noon in Charter Hall. All men are invited for this time of fellowship, food and education. Please contact the PUMC Office staff for details.
Men’s After Hours Club
Come join the the Men’s After Hours group for a great time bowling, going to baseball games, meeting for potlucks and game nights and numerous other social activities. Please contact the church office for the club's next meeting date and time.
Emmaus/Cursillo Women; Emmaus/Cursillo Men
Emmaus Cursillo welcomes any woman or man into their group that has participated in an Emmaus Walk or a Cursillo. Please contact office staff for further information.
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
UMCOR is heavily involved in relief, recovery and development for people around the world where disasters-fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc, - have struck. Often first on the scene UMCOR stays long after other relief agencies have gone, fighting the hunger and homelessness created by disaster and providing healing and hope for some of the world's most vulnerable people. http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umcor/
Glimmers of Hope
We become victims of our own ponderings. We dream the impossible dream, we fear the unthinkable terror; we sink under the weight of the morrow’s troubles. We “condition” ourselves to expect the worst. We allow the dictates of our mind to terrorize our lives. We do not have to submit to that sort of tyranny. Of such is the insinuation of evil. We must be “purged” of all that is not of the Spirit. We need to be “emptied out” of all that contaminates our thinking, disposition, motivation.
He calls us, and follow us, down the long, winding labyrinthine ways of our lives. If we would only turn and greet Him and give up our fleeing! If we would only embrace the cross! Why are we so afraid? Are we even aware what we are seeking? Why are we fearful of being “lost” in Him, when that only means that we will be, finally, found? We will never become whole until we are possessed by Him. We will never know the depths of peace until we are consumed by His Spirit. We will never know what total forgiveness and acceptance is until we are ravished by the flame of His steadfast love.
We are less than who, and what, we can become until we allow ourselves to become melted to His will. Funny, but He promises that when we can ourselves totally to Him we will be completely and utterly whole, we will be the ultimate goal of our desires and all the longings of our heart will be satisfied.
“Breathe on me, Breath of God...
Purge me, melt me,
Bend me, shape me
Fire me, possess me
‘Til I am utterly Thine
‘Til there is no “me” of me
But only Thou of Thee. -lr
We are once again looking for people willing to be ushers on Sunday morning. As we have mentioned before, the pay isn’t great but the perks are out of this world.
This is a very important ministry of our church and to be able to greet a newcomer and help out our members is a very rewarding experience.
Please, pray about this and decide if this is an area of ministry that you can see yourself doing.
SO COME ON AND JOIN OUR TEAM!!