Celebrating “Love’s pure light” in the birth of Jesus. “Those who love are born of God and know God.” (1 John 4:7-8).
1st Sunday: Dec 2 – 11 am Blessing of the Crismon Tree & Advent Wreath, Lighting of the Prophecy Candle for Hope. Open Communion, “Whosoever will may come!”
2nd Sunday: Dec 9 – 11 am Worship. Lighting of the Bethlehem Candle for Peace.
3rd Sunday: Dec 16 – 11 am Worship. Lighting of the Shepherd’s Candle for Joy. The community is invited to a Potluck Fellowship Meal after the service. Special guest from the North Pole is planning to attend.
4th Sunday: Dec 23 – 11 am Worship. Lighting of the Angel’s Candle for Love.
Christmas Eve – 2 pm Open Communion Liturgy of the Table. The church will be open for prayer until 11 pm.
Join us this Sunday at 11 am for Worship & Praise!
Each Sunday worship celebration is a blend of contemporary and traditional spirituality and includes praise band and testimonies, prayers, creed, Bible readings, sermon, hymns and invitation to Christian discipleship. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday each month and on other holy days. Our worship experiences are very personal, incorporating everyone present into the warm feeling of loving and accepting each other as the family of God.
We offer a shared community potluck fellowship meal at noon on the third Sunday of each month.
Visit the Exploring Your Spiritual Gifts section of The United Methodist website for a Spiritual Gifts Assessment tool, descriptions of the various gifts, and other information pertaining to your gifts.
The Briensburg United Methodist Church Council voted unanimously July 15 to support the “Recommendation of the Council of Bishops on The Way Forward,” and also voted unanimously to adopt an “Inclusiveness Statement.”
Resolution of Support for the Recommendation of the Council of Bishops on The Way Forward
WHEREAS, the Council of Bishops has recommended the “One Church Plan” for adoption by the Special Session of General Conference called for February 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri, and
WHEREAS, “The plan would remove the restrictive language against the practice of homosexuality in the Book Discipline, the denomination’s policy book,” and “encourages a generous unity by giving United Methodists the ability to address different missional contexts in ways that reflect their theological convictions” (Council of Bishops Press Release of May 4, 2018 on umc.org),
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Briensburg United Methodist Church Council supports the recommendation of the Council of Bishops on the Way Forward.
We invite everyone to share fully in the worship services, life, ministry, and leadership of Briensburg United Methodist Church inclusive of age, race, nationality, gender, LGBTQ, theology, politics, and legal status.
“Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt.” (Exodus 23:9)
Our bishop, Bishop Bill McAlilly, has posted the article, “Do not oppress a foreigner,” a guest post by Morgan Stafford, Cross-Cultural Strategist and Ministry Intern for the Nashville Episcopal Area.
Along with Holy Scripture, our Social Principles provide a clear response for us. The United Methodist Church “recognizes, embraces, and affirms all persons, regardless of country of origin, as members of the family of God. We urge society to recognize the gifts, contributions, and struggles of those who are immigrants and to advocate for justice for all.”
Free, ongoing, self-paced online course from UM Communications. Certificate of Completion and .5 ALLLM CEU awarded. Facilitated by Bill Lawson
This online course is designed for new United Methodists and anyone wanting to know more about the denomination. Are you a lifelong or long-term Methodist? You may be surprised at what you can learn about our denomination. The course includes 4 modules that contain many interactive features. Each module takes about 1 hour to complete. You can move through the modules at your own pace.
What will I learn?
This course is divided into 4 parts. In the course, you’ll explore the following areas of interest:
What We Believe
Also known as Marshall County United Methodist Cooperative Ministry, Inc., 3rd Place Ministries is shared by the 13 UM churches of the county under the direction of the Purchase District of The United Methodist Church. Services include