​​​​​July 2nd:
First Sermon: Sacred Spaces 

The places where we have encounters with God are sacred spaces. For Moses, it was a burning bush on the mountain. God has a way of showing up in unexpected ways and changes our lives. And those spaces become sacred because of the presence of God. What spaces do we consider sacred? In what spaces have we had life-changing encounters with the living God? The God that spoke to Moses through the burning bush is the same God that continues to call us today. How will we listen? How will be follow and be faithful to the God’s call in our lives? 

July 9th:
Isaiah.6:1-8, Ephesians.5:1-2

Sermon: Ready
Every person’s story is different. Isaiah was ready to be sent by the Lord to do the work of a prophet. Isaiah’s journey would be difficult and his task would not be an easy one, but he was ready to go where the Lord was sending him. How has the Lord used you? In your willingness or even in your reluctance?

July 16th:
Jeremiah 1:4-10,  Luke 9:57-62
Sermon: Hesitation

Not everyone who is called by God is ready. Some of us are hesitant. Some of us are not confident in our gifts and abilities. Jeremiah felt like he was too young to serve the Lord. What might hold you back? What are your excuses? God is able to use us in ways we can’t possibly imagine if we are simply willing. 

July 23rd:
Ezekiel 3:1-11, 1 Peter 4:12-13
Sermon: Difficult and unique 

Following Jesus is not easy, especially in a world where people couldn’t care less about faith or the church. Sometimes we are called to do unique and difficult things. Ezekiel’s call was to a people who weren’t going to listen. What difficulties have you faced in your faith journey? To what people or what places has God called you that haven’t been easy?

July 30th:
​Amos 7:10-17, Philippians 4:6-8
Sermon: Redirect
 
God’s plans are not always the plans we are living out. If we are willing to listen, God will lead us to the place that God wants us to be. How has God changed your plans? How have you been faithful even when it was uncomfortable or redirected your life? 


​August 6th:

Acts 6:1-8, 1Corinthians 12:27-31 
Sermon: Help

We like to think that we can everything ourselves. We are invincible. We may feel like if we admit we need help then we are admitting we are weak. But we have each been designed uniquely to contribute to the body of Christ. What are your gifts? What are you able to uniquely contribute to this congregation? To Christ’s body? 

August 13th:

Acts 8:26-39, Galatians 5:13-14
Sermon: Holy Encounters

How we encounter someone in our lives cannot always be explained, expect for the power of the Holy Spirit. God led Phillip down a road he hadn’t intended to travel so he could encounter a man he never planned to interact with. God has a way of putting us in the right places at the right time for holy purposes. Whom have you encountered for holy purposes? What roads have you traveled that you weren’t meant to go down, but God used to bring Him honor and glory? 

August 20th:

Acts 9: 10-20, Proverbs 3:5-6
Sermon: Limitless

There is no limit to who God is able to use and how God is able to use us. Our pasts do not dictate our futures. God can use the most broken pieces of our lives to do the most good for God’s Kingdom. Saul was persecuting the very people God will call him to serve. How was God taken a broken piece of your life and used it for God? 

August 27th:

Acts 10: 19-33 
Sermon: No more outsiders 
Our differences should never separate us from loving and serving one another or our community. Different cultures, races, and life journeys have something to teach us if we are willing to listen and learn. Peter made an impact by interacting with “outsiders”. Who in your life has been considered an outsider my society? How have you ignored cultural expectations to include them? How have you shown God’s love to them? How was ignoring societal expectations transformed you? 


 What’s Your Story? 

We all have a story to tell. We have each been designed and called by God and that gives us purpose. We will spend the next 8 weeks talking about different call stories throughout scripture. I invite you to share your life journey with me throughout this series. Come in and meet with me during the week. In order us to work together and reach others with the good news of the Gospel, we first must know each other’s stories. You will hear my stories throughout this series and I want to hear yours. 

Open Your Heart to God!
Love unconditionally. Live in community. Teach biblically. Give sacrificially.

Bible Studies

at Emmanuel
WEDNESDAY - 7 PM
THURSDAY - 10:30 AM
There will be no bible study during the summer months...see you in September!

Worship at Emmanuel


Sundays at 10:30 AM for our weekly Worship Service with a message from Pastor Mindi Ferguson, traditional hymns, contemporary praise songs and special music by Emmanuel's Sanctuary, Hand Bell, Children's and Youth Choirs. ​​

  • Music Ministry
  • Men’s Ministry
  • United Methodist Women
  • SAM - Senior Adult Ministry
  • Healing Hearts Ministry
  • Healing Prayer Group
  • Global Missions
  • Young Adult Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Junior Church
  • Sunday School

Sunday School

9:15AM

Classes for Children and Adults 

Emmanuel Youth
​ Join us Sunday nights from 6:00-8:00 (6th-12th grades).


Emmanuel Young Adults
Join us Wednesday nights from 7-8 PM

On break for the next few weeks...please join us for....What's Your Story! 


Emmanuel United Methodist Church

What's Your Story?

On Wednesday nights at 6 p.m.

July 12th, 19th and August 2nd and 9th

Pastor Mindi and Chelsea will be leading an informal small group as we intentionally seek to hear the stories of the congregation. This small group will follow our new sermon series, “What’s Your Story?” This series is focused on call stories throughout scripture, and how we can relate to those stories. You are invited to join Pastor Mindi and Chelsea, in the Conference Room. Mark your calendars and come ready to share your story with us!