Sunday worship services and midweek activities at DeKalb FUMC are temporarily postponed through April 5th in an effort to fight the coronavirus. Below is a link to online worship with Bishop Scott Jones.
Click the button below for Online Worship with Bishop Jones on Sunday, March 29th at 11:00 AM. "Discipline Under Pressure"
Special Announcement: New Pastor to begin at DeKalb FUMC beginning May 1st
March 25, 2020: DeKalb First United Methodist Church is proud to announce that we are receiving a new pastor beginning May 1st, 2020. Please join us as we wish Rev. Terry Cashion the best as he begins a new journey, and join us in welcoming Rev. Amanda Stratton to our community. We are looking forward to a fruitful ministry together! Click the button below to read a letter of greeting from Rev. Stratton!
Note From the Evangelism Committee:
There is a group of us in the DeKalb community who have had on our hearts to ask all people to stop and pray in the privacy of your own home, at 6:00 PM each Wednesday night, as we continue to seek God's healing touch for our world. Please spread the word and set aside time to pray at this time as we lift up our prayers together.
Note From the Pastor
March 27, 2020
Greetings! I am reminded of Matthew 18:19-20 this morning. Christ says, “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
This is such an important passage for us as we stay connected with the Body of Christ in unique ways during this season. These words remind us that our faith produces results, that we are having "church" even when we visit over the phone with one another, and that God is with us. Let us hold on to this reminder as we pray our way through the coming days and as we continue to lift up our hearts to God.
During the past two weeks of our Lenten Bible Study on Adam Hamilton's book The Walk, we have been challenged to look for ways to show kindness and generosity. We have also been reminded of the importance of worship. This Sunday, March 29th, I am asking our congregation to gather in front of your home computer or phones to watch online worship with Bishop Scott Jones at 11:00 AM. To do so, click the button at the top of this page at that time. I have also shared the recorded video of last Sunday's worship below if you would like to watch that.
My prayer is that everyone is healthy and following the guidelines that our experts have suggested as we come together to find the way through the difficult time we find ourselves in. Remember, God is with you! Yours in Christ,
~Rev. Terry Cashion