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This Advent we're learning to walk in the dark.

“In the middle of the journey of our life, I came to myself, in a dark wood,
  where the direct way was lost.  ...”

Divine Comedy by Dante

Do you know something about darkness?  —  the darkness of a diagnosis,  or months of unemployment,  a broken relationship,  a child's addiction  or an unanswered prayer.  This Advent, we'll explore the gifts of lunar spirituality for making it through the dark wood.  Along the way, we gather authors as necessary companions in the darkness.  Poet David Whyte's poems will call us to worship each week.  We invite you to share your favorite quotation on the possibility and power of darkness on our Facebook page.

“Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
  confinement of your aloneness
  to learn
  anything or anyone
  that does not bring you alive
  is too small for you.”

Sweet Darkness from David Whyte

Join us Sunday mornings at 10:00 as we explore walking in the dark.

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

AND OUR MARRIAGE POLICY

Adult Studies

Currently, we are offering Covenant Bible StudyCOVENANT is an in-depth group Bible study in which people read and discuss the Bible together, learning how to love God – and each other – better.  Covenant represents a relationship – a living, breathing conversation. 

Two sessions are being held: a Sunday morning class with Tom; and a house-based evening class with Evie and Rick.  Join us on the journey.  Contact the office to register your interest, and be part of the conversation!

Visit Pastor Kelly’s Pinch of Salt blog.
( Sample below )

And for some ideas for Growth, Prayer and Study to help your soul navigate today's world, visit our “GPS” page.
A new GPS guide is posted most weeks during the school year.

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.

SPACE AVAILABLE at ELUMC

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 December issue is now on line.

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

  pssst . . . Coming for the new year . . . Our worship series will be asking the question “WHO ARE YOU?”

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...

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