Pastor’s Note: Prepare the Way

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Advent “Prepare the way for the Lord’s coming! Clear the road for him!” Luke 3:4 It’s the season of Advent. The shopping malls have been displaying Christmas decorations and playing carols since Halloween. We watched the Macy’s Christmas Parade on Thanksgiving. Yesterday, we had the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Festival. Judy has been buying Christmas gifts for months. To all appearances, Christmas is in full swing. We come to church expecting more of what our culture offers. In the season of Advent, we won’t find Santa, nor a smiling young Mary, a cooing baby Jesus, inquisitive shepherds, or singing angels. Instead we have this strange speech from Jesus full of frightening images. We do not encounter the baby Jesus that people wait for during Advent, but the adult Jesus, who tells us that the whole universe will be turned upside down. The season of Advent demands a very different kind of preparation than the shopping malls and … Read More

Pastor’s Note: Thanksgiving and Generosity

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Defined by Generosity

As I write, this Thursday is Thanksgiving. We are so grateful for your generosity. This church can only fulfill our mission of “Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world” through your gifts. In fact, when you become a member of this FUMC of Bowie, you make a promise to support this church through your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness (UMH 48). This Thanksgiving, as you prepare to give thanks, remember that everything we have comes from the Lord. We are asking everyone who is a member or a regular attender, those who call this your church home, to fill out an Estimate of Giving Card. In response to God’s love and as s concrete expression of your faith in and commitment to Christ and his church, we are asking you to take on step up. Everyone who fills out a card … Read More

Welcome to First United Methodist Church Bowie!

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Welcome to First United Methodist Church Bowie! I am so happy that YOU ended up on our website today! I hope that YOU find what you are looking for here and that we get to see you on a Sunday soon! Please know that you are NEVER required to know anything or do anything or be perfect or anything like that to attend this church. Here at First United Methodist Church Bowie, we are just people like you trying to make it in life. And we have found that a life following Jesus and hanging out with people that also love Jesus is the best way to lead a great and fulfilled life! Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you have by filling out our contact us form. Blessings and Peace be with you,