Posts from July 2016

2016 Youth Mission Trips

We had a wonderful Youth Worship Sunday on July 31st.   Various members of our youth ministry programs served as greeters, ushers, and scripture readers. Amy Bergman provided the Children’s Time message and was accompanied by various Camp Fontanelle counselors and youth participants when they sang the lively, fun “Banana Song/Serious Face.” Three youth members provided…

United Methodist Children on Prayer

Want a lesson in honesty and openness, and spirituality? Hang around a young child. Children can be so much more natural in their approach to God in prayer. In this video, United Methodist kids from Silver Spring United Methodist Church in Maryland share their deepest concerns and personal prayer requests. And they show us the way,…

2016 VBS Recap

The 2016 Cave Quest VBS was awesome!  Ashley Bossert, Children’s Ministries Director reported that the event was a big success with 126 kids attending.  The church was transformed to a cave with stalactites and stalagmites, stalacites, bats, moss, rock formations, iridescent colors, and radiating light. The spelunkers learned that Jesus is the one who lights…

The Cross: What Do YOU See?

The Cross is a symbol like no other.  It elicits strong responses. “I like how no matter what denomination of Christianity you’re in, we all share the cross.” Listen to this video as United Methodist youth openly share their personal impressions of the cross and its role within their own faith journeys.   Also the Rev.…

Bishop Ruben Saenz, Jr.

Elkhorn Hills United Methodist Church welcomes Rev. Dr. Ruben Saenz, Jr., as our new Bishop!  His term will begin September 1, 2016.  According to District Superintendent Dan Flanagan, Bishop Saenz, Jr., will come to Omaha and members will have the opportunity to meet him.  Please pray for this Bishop during this period of transition. Rev.…

Pleasing the Lord

At a recent Summer Youth Group gathering, Karissa Heckens led the devotional time.  Below is a recap of that lesson.  Review the questions at the end for yourself and reflect on “Pleasing the Lord.” Pleasing the Lord Do you ever worry about what other people think about you?  I know that I do.  In fact,…