August 30th: Emily’s Musings


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August 30th: Emily’s Musings

My home is full of books.  We are a literature-loving family, and if you were to catch a glimpse of our living room you would know it!  We’ve got textbooks, philosophy books, novels, and newspapers.  We have books about science fiction and books about 20th-century wars (those are Stephen’s.)  We have biographies, books about religion and spirituality, and historical fiction (those are mine.)  And of course, we have lots of children’s books! With a pint-sized bookworm whose vocabulary is rapidly expanding, we have an entire library of children’s classics—Goodnight Moon, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and of course, lots of Dr. Seuss!

Dr. Seuss is hands-down Evie’s favorite author at the moment….I’m pretty sure that I could read “Hop on Pop” or “Put Me in the Zoo” with my eyes closed!  So it’s not surprising that Seuss has inspired my upcoming sermon series!  We’re going to spend the next five weeks looking for Biblical messages in some of our favorite childhood stories, including:

September 4th: The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

September 11th: Green Eggs and Ham

September 18th: The Zax

September 25th: The Sneeches 

October 2nd: Horton Hears a Who! 

So what are you waiting for?!? Join us at Auburn FUMC  for rhymes, laughter, and worship that will make you feel like a kid at heart!

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August 2: Emily’s Musings

Grab your remotes and fire up your DVRs—the Olympics are coming!  The 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony will commence on Friday evening at 6:00, and over the next few weeks athletes from around the world will compete in a wide variety of events.  (Seriously, have you looked at the list of Olympic summer sports?  They’ve got everything from archery to rugby, rhythmic gymnastics to golf, table tennis to water polo! There’s even a trampoline event!)



And while the international athletes are showing off their physical fitness, the people of Auburn First United Methodist Church will be focusing on spiritual fitness!  Throughout the month of August, we will be flexing our spiritual muscles and learning about the heroes of the Old Testament in our Olympic-themed worship series: “Go For The Gold!”  And make sure to bring the kids and grandkids—there will be fun Olympic games to play during children’s time!


August 7th: Running the Race (Hebrews 11:29-12:1)

August 14th: Wrestling With God (Genesis 32:22-32)

August 21: Shotput—Good Things Come in Small Packages (1 Samuel 17)

August 28: Weightlifting—Be Strong in the Lord (Judges 13-16)

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