Church Hospitality? Take Mom’s Advice by Rev. Dr. Robb Almy

by: Larry Davies | March 27, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Robb Almy serves as Pastor with me at Fredericksburg United Methodist. Previously, Robb was director of a church coaching and consulting ministry called ChurchIngenuity.Com where he also publishes a blog. Holy Week and Easter often means more people will consider attending a nearby church, maybe for the first time. They will be […]

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A Prayer for Lent

by: Larry Davies | March 22, 2017

I am frequently asked the meaning of the season called Lent: Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday. The traditional purpose of Lent is preparation through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, giving, atonement and self-denial. During Lent, many Christians commit to fasting or giving up certain […]

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Upward Basketball at Fredericksburg UMC

by: Larry Davies | March 14, 2017

With adoring fans screaming, the players ran to the middle of the basketball court, as their names were shouted over the loudspeaker: “Number 12, Brittany, No 5 Mark, No 2 Anthony, No 11 Elizabeth, No 1 Andrew.” Normal sounds for a basketball game except these players were 5 and 6 years old. The setting is […]

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Lent: Breathe Life Into the Church

by: Larry Davies | March 6, 2017

One dark stormy night, I dreamed God placed me in a church preparing for Sunday worship. God had me walk up and down the aisle among hundreds of people. They all looked – gulp – they all looked dead! There were all kinds of people: children with crayons in their hands, teenagers sitting among friends, […]

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