Posts from September 2016

The Inexhaustible Variety of Life

Here is another Odyssey post by Karissa Heckens.  In it she talks about some of her thoughts from her family vacation to Washington D.C. this summer.  Please help support Karissa’s discipleship by clicking on the link to her article and sharing her post.  Enjoy! See the beauty in our differences. This summer, my family and…

Stop the Intensity in Conflict

Stop the Intensity in Conflict Sometimes a child’s stubbornness or defiance is obvious. In those moments, stop dealing with the issue at hand and talk about the process of how you’re relating. “I can tell you’re upset and it’s not good for us to continue until you settle down. I’d like you to take a…

The Big Garden

The Big Garden was founded in 2005 by United Methodist Ministries through funding from the USDA’s Community Food Project. The initial goal was to create 12 community gardens in three years. As of today, the Big Garden network has helped to establish more than 120 community gardens in urban and rural communities throughout Nebraska, Kansas, and Southwest…

Mission of the Month

Camp Fontanelle

We love Camp Fontanelle!  Elkhorn Hills UMC proudly supports this Great Plains camp, and Camp Fontanelle is our Mission of the Month.  Please help support this United Methodist Camp.  If you haven’t been to Camp Fontanelle, make a point of going out this Fall. Ways to Help Volunteer at Camp Fontanelle’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn…

Recognizing Foolishness

As you consider your kids remember the words that God said to Samuel in 1 Samuel 16, “Man looks at the outward appearance but the Lord looks on the heart.” One of the greatest sources of sibling conflict is foolishness. Children often don’t recognize the future consequences of their present actions. Billy trips his younger…

Repentance

What, exactly is repentance, and why are we asked to repent for our sin? Chuck explains all in this, his 108th episode! Chuck Knows Church Episode Chuck Knows Church is a fun and informative weekly series about the stuff in church!  New episodes are produced each week.  This episode was produced by Discipleship Ministries and…

Confession of Sins

Confession of Sins. What exactly, is sin, and why is it so important that we confess our sins? Chuck explains it all in his 106th episode. Chuck Knows Church Episode Chuck Knows Church is a fun and informative weekly series about the stuff in church!  New episodes are produced each week.  This episode was produced…

15 years later: United Methodists remember 9/11

September 11, 2001 was a day no one can forget as lives were rocked across the U.S. and the world. We reached out to United Methodists living in New York at the time for this exclusive series of stories in which church leaders and members reflect on what happened that dark day and what lessons have impacted their lives and their congregations since then.…

Why I Believe

This is the fourth Odyssey article written by Elkhorn Hills UMC member Karissa Heckens.  In it, she talks about how she holds onto her faith through the doubt.  Enjoy! We can help Karissa by “Sharing” this article.  Click on this I believe link, scroll down and “Share.” Why I Believe Holding Onto My Faith Through…