Bluff Point United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 21, 2021

10-06-21 Article

Thank you to Peggy Beckwith, who has led our services, along with Babs Steinert, the month of September.  Great job!

Article by Joyce L. Wiedrich

Peggy Beckwith used scripture from Galatians 2: 1-5 for her sermon this past week.  She told that Paul did not know all of the faith communities that he had visited.  The faith communities began to wonder if Jesus was enough?  Paul continued to write letters to these communities, even during the time he was imprisoned, for them to keep the faith.  During the 1700’s, Peggy continued, George Whitfield, John Wesley, and Charles Wesley were active in promoting Christianity in England.  Many were converted to Christ during this period.  George Whitfield went from place to place, but in contrast to Paul and John and Charles Wesley, George never returned to the places he had visited.  The Wesley’s went back to build up believers, through class meetings and establishing foundations of worship.  Much later George Whitfield recognized his mistake in not returning to the believers he had converted to Christianity.  

Peggy lamented there starting in home with teachings that we learn about God, and teach our children.  We continue with studying scripture and going to church and Sunday School.  God is in us as the body of Christ.

Peggy told us that a grove of trees is much stronger than any single tree.  The strength is in the roots.  The roots are intertwined and give each individual tree more strength.  Our strength is in love for one another.  

We are planning Zoom Bible Study beginning the third Tuesday in October.  Peggy is also planning small groups of a Methodist Meeting.  Contact her if you are interested.  

Thanks to the children for planting and tending their garden this summer.  Delicious plum and grape tomatoes have been harvested for us to enjoy!

Thanks for all who have provided music, scripture, sermons, IT, after church coffee/snacks, Zoom and in-church services during the past weeks of Pastor Sandi’s vacation.  We are a close-knit congregation!