First United Methodist Church http://ketr.org en Rev. Valarie Englert: Focus on what's most important for Christmas http://ketr.org/post/rev-valarie-englert-focus-whats-most-important-christmas <p><a href="http://www.fumccommerce.org/">First United Methodist Church </a>of Commerce senior pastor Valarie Englert says a sermon from the Old Testmament on the "refiner's fire" helped her learn to focus on the essence of Christmas.&nbsp; She recommends a book called <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Unplug-Christmas-Machine-Complete-Putting/dp/0688109616">"Unplug the Christmas Machine."</a></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 46569 at http://ketr.org Rev. Valarie Englert: Focus on what's most important for Christmas Methodist group repairs homes, builds relationships http://ketr.org/post/methodist-group-repairs-homes-builds-relationships <p>Over one hundred teenagers have descended on Commerce - and they're busy working. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Mark Haslett 40234 at http://ketr.org Methodist group repairs homes, builds relationships Giving a special kind of grace – a free community Thanksgiving meal http://ketr.org/post/giving-special-kind-grace-%E2%80%93-free-community-thanksgiving-meal <p>COOPER - Volunteers at the First United Methodist Church in Cooper have been counting their blessings for the success they have had serving a free Thanksgiving meal to those in need every year for past 20 years. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 11:45:00 +0000 Scott Harvey 12321 at http://ketr.org Giving a special kind of grace – a free community Thanksgiving meal Episcopal Church gets new home following closure http://ketr.org/post/episcopal-church-gets-new-home-following-closure <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c2a71423e3f-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c2a71423e3f-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c2a71423e3f-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/ketr/local-ketr-957110.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p><br />Commerce – The generosity of a Commerce church will allow local Episcopalians to continue to worship in town after their own church is shut down.</p> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 21:26:08 +0000 Scott Harvey 8733 at http://ketr.org Episcopal Church gets new home following closure