When Love Goes the Second Mile

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In chapter 5 of the Gospel of Matthew Jesus gives us a new and expanded understanding of the Old Testament law. He begins by saying, “You have heard that it was said….but I say to you.” He talks about loving our enemies and praying for those who harass us so that we will be acting as God’s children. He invites us to show love to all. He also invites us to go the second mile if asked to go one mile. “When Love Goes the Second Mile” will be the theme for worship during our capital campaign and the season of Lent. The theme will remind us that Jesus himself went the second mile as he showed his love for us all the way to the cross.

Sunday, March 12, When Love Goes the Second Mile: Revealed in Prayer,  John 3:1-17

Sunday, March 19, When Love Goes the Second Mile: Lived in Faith,  John 4:5-42

Sunday, March 26, When Love Goes the Second Mile: Sacrificial Giving, John 9:1-41

Sunday, April 2, When Love Goes the Second Mile: Jesus calls us to Commitment, John 11:1-45

Palm Sunday, April 9, When Love Goes the Second Mile: Cantata

Easter Sunday, April 16, When Love Goes the Second Mile, John 20:1-8


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Follow Me First

Follow Me First is a two-week class for those wishing to Follow Jesus with their whole life as a member of First United Methodist Church Pasadena.

The next class will be held on December 4 and 11, 2016 .  Follow Me First is designed for guests interested in becoming members of First UMC Pasadena OR recent new members who have not taken the class. The class will meet from 9:30 am -10:45 am upstairs in Room 211.  A sign-up sheet is available at the Ministry Center.

Follow Me First is the first step or entry point into the Discipleship Pathway for those wishing to become members of the church.  The mission and vision of our church will be outlined. You will be introduced to our values and learn what it means to give your whole life to: Worshiping God, Growing in your knowledge of God, Developing Relationships and Serving God.  An opportunity to join First United Methodist Church Pasadena will be offered to anyone who has taken the class and has not already joined the church.