Welcome to Mill Plain United Methodist Church
Whether you are visiting our website for the first time or returning for more information, we feel like you’ve stepped onto the “front porch” of our church and we are opening our door of fellowship to you.
Thank you for checking us out. We are part of a growing world-wide movement 11 million strong trying to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Influenced by the founder of Methodism, John Wesley, we try to resist evil, do good, and stay in love with God. We strive to be a church with open hearts, open minds, and open doors. We try to love one another and all of God’s creation. In this world of division and contention, we hope to be a real community of God with the Good News of Jesus Christ as our foundation.
If God so leads you, we want to be your church.
L. Carlyle Martin
We are so excited! Thomas Rheingans, our long time 11 a.m. accompanist and 9:30 music director is now onboard as a full time staff member. Throughout this year, he will be working to expand the music ministry at Mill Plain UMC in various ways. Thomas is ready with the first step by providing keyboard lessons at the church. Registration is now open so please visit www.pianoumc.com to sign up. In addition to being an accomplished musician, Thomas is also an experienced music teacher. He can be reached through email at email@example.com with any questions about the keyboard lessons or other aspects of his new position. Please help get the word out about these lessons, as they are a wonderful opportunity for children and youth to receive a quality music education at a very reasonable price.
January Sermon Series
NEW SERMON SERIES & DISCUSSION CLASS
THOSE PESKY PASSAGES ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY
A new 6-WEEK sermon series will begin Sunday, January 3, 2016. Pastor Carl will explore those pesky Bible passages that get quoted in the discussion about homosexuality. The culture has undergone much change in Gay Rights, including gay marriage. Church denominations fall on both sides of the issue. The United Methodist Church (meeting in Portland in May) will weigh in on the issue again, as it has since 1978. What does the Bible really say? How can these passages be interpreted?
A discussion class will be led by Pastor Carl Martin, at Mill Plain UMC on Sundays at 5 pm, January 3 - February 7. It will be based on the sermon series and the book GOD AND THE GAY CHRISTIAN, The Biblical Case in Support of Same Sex Relationships, by Matthew Vines. The book may be purchased for $24, however, it is not necessary to buy the book. A synopsis of each week’s chapter & discussion guide will be available.
SCHEDULE & SERMON TITLES
January 3: Introduction
January 10: “The Real Sin of Sodom”
January 17: “The Abominations of Leviticus”
January 24: “Excess Passions & Unnatural Acts in Romans 1”
January 31: “Will Gay People Inherit the Kingdom of God”
February 7: “The Biblical Argument For Marriage Equality”
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