A Word from the Pastor: March 27, 2020

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Good morning friends, I hope and pray this finds you well. This week’s Sunday School lesson is very on point and certainly thought provoking. I hope you will find the lesson one that offers hope in the love and compassion of God that resides in all of us. There are those who have sought to profit from this time we’re in, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of persons, like yourself, who give of themselves unselfishly. Continue to be uplifted by God’s love and grace, knowing that God is with us even in this time we are journeying through. As always, you are close to my heart and in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings and Peace,Pastor Tom Please click on the Sunday School … Read More

A Word from the Pastor: March 20, 2020

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Pastor Tom Waitschies

Week two of our quarantine and living in a new normal with social separation. I miss each of you terribly, and want you to know you are in my daily prayers as we confront this situation. I generally send out a Sunday School lesson to my class only. However, with our not being able to meet currently, I thought each of you might find significance in this lesson and those going forward, so that we might all be in solidarity as we listen to God’s Word in our immediate circumstance. May God’s healing mercy prevail and work quickly to bring this pandemic under control. May God’s love and protection surround our healthcare workers, our grocery store employees, all those who … Read More

From the Pastor: August 15, 2019

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Pastor Tom Waitschies

You’re Invited to Project 183 Greetings, Preston Hollow! I can’t believe that I’ve been here a year. Wow, how time flies! I want to take a moment to tell you about our new “Project 183.” Research has found that although 83 percent of American adults identify themselves as Christians, only about 20 percent attend church on a given Sunday. Preston Hollow’s newly remodeled building was not done only for us but was also done in a way that is focused on those to come. We have 183 seats available in our sanctuary to fill each Sunday for people to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ. There is plenty of room for growth here. The focus each week should be … Read More

From the Pastor: February 21, 2019

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Fat Tuesday

This year, as we head toward the journey of Lent, we are trying something different. In the tradition of Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday, we are hosting a celebration here at the church. “Mardi Gras, which is French for “Fat Tuesday,” is the last day of a season called “Carnival.” The Carnival season is characterized by merrymaking, feasting, and dancing. Mardi Gras is the culmination of festivities and features parades, and masquerades. Carnival is typically celebrated in Catholic countries of southern Europe and Latin America. The excess of Carnival may not seem to have much in common with the austerity of Lent, but the two seasons are inseparable. The day after Fat Tuesday is Ash Wednesday; therefore, the end of … Read More

From the Pastor: February 2019

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Friends, I wanted to make you aware of a couple of things coming up rather soon. February 23-26, 2019 the General Conference of the United Methodist Church will meet in St. Louis, Missouri. The only topic on the agenda for consideration has to do with the church’s stance on homosexuality. The Way Forward Commission has spent 18 months discussing how the UMC can move forward on this issue. The commission has tendered to the Council of Bishops a plan titled the One Church Plan. This plan would allow congregations and conferences latitude on how they minister within their ministry context. There is also a Three branch plan, a Traditionalist Plan and a Simple Plan which may be considered. The future … Read More