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Crayon Sunburst Easter  and beyond

IMAGINE  THE  PEOPLE  OF  GOD

What does community look like that is living out its call to be the "people of God?"

In this seven-week series, the inspirational theme song by Mark Miller asks us to "Imagine the People of God" who care, share, believe, receive, seek, dream and change.

And we, as a congregation, will imagine the church universal as a relevant, inclusive force for good in the world. And our role in raising the level of hope for those who cry out for love and justice?

Imagine with us what is next for the church at large and for this congregation.

As we think critically about our future, we'll look for wisdom from those early followers, using readings from the letters to early Christian communities to enter into this conversation that is as old as Christianity itself. Let's come together to imagine and create better relationships, better family, better church, better world!

To encourage our imagining in our prayer time, we'll learn to pray in color - doodling our way in the presence of God. Perhaps you're a distract-able or impatient soul, a visual or kinesthetic learner, or can never find the words to pray, this creative practice is for you.

ALL MEANS ALL
ELUMC IS A
RECONCILING CONGREGATION
READ OUR
STATEMENT OF INCLUSION

Saturday, May 10th, 8am–2pm 
We will also have grilled food, baked items and beverages for your enjoyment.
Come and join us for a great day of fellowship!
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Crafters and vendors:
apply now for your space.

Space is limited, so apply early to assure a spot.
( Click here for a crafter/vendor application form. )

Adult Studies

Our “Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith” study, Painting the Stars, will pick up on April 27th, where we left off before Lent.  Celebrating the communion of science and faith, this study explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. Featuring over a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers, this multi-session DVD study offers a participant guide written by evolutionary theologian Bruce Sanguin and thoughtful discussion among fellow disciples committed to thinking critically and living faithfully.  On Sunday mornings at 8:40, in the St. Marie Parlor.   Please join us.  All are welcome!

Adults meet in the St. Marie Parlor most Sunday mornings during the school year to engage contemporary Christian issues and traditions. 

Visit Pastor Kelly’s Pinch of Salt blog.
While you're there, check the sidebar to see some of her favorite bloggers.

... and visit our “GPS” page for ideas to
help your soul navigate today's world
with Growth, Prayer and Study.
(A new GPS guide is posted most weeks.)

See today's Devotional Reading at The Upper Room, or get devotionals via email, or a Mobile Roadie App for your mobile device.

link to Alive Now website Listen to a guided meditation each week from Audio Lectio.

THIS WEEK’S CALENDAR
Note:   Office hours are 9–2:30   Mon. thru Thu. Link to the whole month's calendar

SPACE AVAILABLE at ELUMC
August 1st

Up to 4 classrooms for childcare or school.  Approx 1500 sq ft.
Kitchen and social hall available for activities.
Large outdoor play area.
For details contact Paul Kinney 413-525-4565

Download & read our newsletter,
The Methodist Messenger.
The April issue is now on line.

Pastor Kelly Greetings
from Pastor
Kelly Turney

We invite you to join us each Sunday in worship where the inclusive love of the gospel is proclaimed in word, music and ritual. We’re a growing congregation of all ages, with nursery care and Sunday School during worship for the young ones or rocking chairs for nursing mothers right in the sanctuary. Designated a “safe sanctuary”, we are dedicated to providing a safe place for our children. More...

SafeSanctuaries