Following is our Cheatham Memorial UMC sermon Planner for July and August 2016. Our church is open to anyone seeking to deepen their faith and take part in significant ministry as a way of life. Our Motto is “WELCOME HOME” and we know our congregation to be about these three things: Fist, our Mission: Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the World; second our Vision: We are Christ’s Love in Action: Following Christ, Serving Others, Unifying the Church. And finally, Our motivation: Loving God’s Word, Deepening the life of Prayer and developing ministering Skills. For more information on how we do that, click here and check out our activities on the main website.
July 3: 7th Sunday of Pentecost
Text: Psalm 33:6-17, Philippians 3:17-21 “God Country”
We live in the greatest nation with the greatest faith, the largest economy and the greatest technology in the history of the world. How did we get it and how do we keep it? Things seem pretty uncertain and we desperately need to look for this answer! Join us with a theological look at what it means to be a Christian in the USA today.
July 10: 8th Sunday of Pentecost
Luke 10:25-37 “The very first Lawyer Joke”
There are many lawyer jokes but only one that I know of in the Bible and it comes from one of the best known of all of Jesus’ parables. Which one? Look it up and see. Do you get the joke? How does your, mine and our faiths fit together?
July 17 Vacation Bible School Wrap Up Sunday
Luke 10:38-42 “Kids Remember What Grownups Forgot”
God speaks volumes through children. If you want to know God-Sized answers to God-Sized questions you must take on the manner of a child. What does that look like and how do I get it?
July 24 “Lawn Chair Worship Sunday”
Revival Theme. The text will be announces later for this morning of fun, barbecue and praise. Outside service at 9:00 AM followed by too much food and lots of music! See the main website for details.
July 31 Lawn Chair Sunday Rain out Day
Colossians 3:1-11 “You Find What You Look For”
August 7: Youth Service at 10:00 and Youth Rally at 2:00
August 14: Block Party Celebration
Hebrews 11”1-13 “A Love Song for the Vineyard”
I’m tired, where is the faith I need for today? The church is a fertile vineyard and Christ loves his church. Still, some days we fall short of Christ’s vision. The fruit of His vineyard is faith and faith is the seed where that fruit begins. We will discuss our every-day starting place to find and cast that faith for ourselves.
August 21: Back to School Consecration Sunday
Jeremiah 1:4-10 “Only a Child can Know”
We think of children as needing our teaching but often they are the example of faith for us grown-ups. Faith is supposed to grow in us and mature . Not knowing how the things of faith work is not an excuse. I our “not-Knowing” are the seeds of exciting spiritual formation. How do we build and plant that necessary faith?
August 28 15th Sunday after Pentecost
Hebrews 13:1-16 “Hospitality’s Gift”
Our church knows what hospitality looks like and knows that it is a FAITH BUILDER! We are very strong in opening our home to others. What do we get out of it? Is it ok if we get something out of it? We will discuss that gift that we get in return regardless of what our guests leave behind.
Coming Events: Gideon’s Sunday on September 18, Fall Festival on October 14 and a celebration service on October 15