Vol. II
"But those who hope in the Lord will  renew  their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. " (Isaiah 40:31)
Note from Pastor Glenna:
Many thanks for the various ways you are continuing your discipleship journey through participation in study, reading the devotionals, small groups, and online classes. Myself and all the staff deeply appreciate your positive and encouraging words and acceptance of new ways to be together in strange times.

As we cautiously take next steps back to gathering together, we are still not sure of a timeline when we will be able to do so or numbers which will be allowed and safe for gathering. Therefore, here is an updated list of offerings for you to participate in and some ways in which I hope to equip you too to be a leader in helping others stay connected.

As always let me know of questions, concerns, or ideas you may have as we move forward. ( gmanning@concordumc.com)
Daily Offerings
Daily Devotions
Daily devotions arrive in your e-mail inbox every morning at 6 am. These devotions are written by pastors, staff and members and friends of Concord UMC. Each contains a Scripture, short devotion and prayer.

To sign-up send an e-mail to gmanning@concordumc.

To be a contributor : If you would like to be a contributor for the daily devotions, we would love to have you participate! Currently Glenna is asking for volunteers to write devotions for the months of June, July & August . To contribute is simple:

  • Let Glenna know the date you would like to participate (or she can assign you one)
  • Choose a favorite Scripture
  • Write a short devotion
  • Add a short prayer
  • Send to Glenna
In Touch

In Touch are four days a week around 11:00 am as scheduled below:

Mondays  - "Musical Mondays" with Larry Trotter and Mike Stallings leading us in music to lift our spirits.
Tuesdays  - "Luper's Life Hacks" in which Chris Luper will help us find simple ways to find joy in our daily living. 
Wednesdays  - "Wednesdays with Wil" as Wil provides insights into how we can share Christ, serve others, and grow in our Faith. 
Thursdays  (within iConnect) - "Thankful Thursday" videos of inspirational stories from the life of our church

Fridays - In the Loop by Senior Pastor Larry Trotter

Saturdays - Preaching pastor for Sunday delivers a preview of Sunday's message.

To sign-up: Send an e-mail to cbarnett@gmail.com

MONDAYS   - 9 AM -
Live Prayer Time
with Pastor Glenna

Live Worship
with Pastor Larry

Live Prayer Time
with Pastor Wil
Weekly Offerings
"Hope for Hard Times: Lessons on Faith from Elijah & Elisha"  by Magrey deVega
Tuesdays 11:30am – 1:00pm  – Facilitated by Pastor Glenna Join us live via Zoom meeting. (After signing up below, participants will receive an invitation to join the meeting through e-mail.) First lesson begins Tuesday, May 26 .
If you cannot join in the live event, the taped version will be sent to everyone on Tuesday afternoon to view at their leisure.

To sign up send email to: gmanning@concordumc.com
Sunday Morning Class Lesson
"Acts: Catching Up with the Spirit" by Matthew L. Skinner  

You are invited to receive a weekly class lesson provided by Pastor Glenna to view on Sundays or at your leisure. Beginning Sunday, May 31 a new study on the book of Acts will begin.  

To sign-up and receive the video send email to: gmanning@concordumc.com
Many of you have friends, neighbors or family who you are comfortable being with during this time of physical distancing. If you would like to faciliate your own small study group through Zoom, or in a safe physically distant environment using recommendations for doing so, here is a list of ideas to help get you started:

  • Reflection on Sundays Group (Make Sunday Worship Last) - Following the Sunday worship services we will post on Facebook (or you can send Glenna an e-mail to receive them) a set of questions that can be thought starters for you to use in discussing the past Sunday's sermon.
  • Right Now Media - Concord UMC has a subscription to this streaming video service which contains a wide variety of studies, documentaries and videos to help facilitate personal or group studies. If you do not already receive this, send Glenna an e-mail and she will send you an invitation to sign in and get started using the videos. As a group you can watch the videos individually and then gather to discuss them.
  • Book Study - Go to Cokesbury.com and preview all the study materials available (some with streaming videos). Check with Glenna and she will arrange the purchase and then you can stream them to your group through Zoom or another physically safe gathering space.
  • Devotion sharing - Three options: (1) Select a devotional book or text and then have an online sharing of it with your small group. (2) Cokesbury has a devotional app called "Connect Faith" to which we have a church subscription. You can log on - share the study together (or view it individually) and then chat with others about what you read and study. (3) Read the online devotions provided by Concord UMC and then discuss your reflections upon them as you gather as a group
  • Create Your Own Idea - There are many options for study but you are encouraged to grow together using whatever material works for your small group. Glenna will be happy to resource you by suppling you with books, videos, ideas, training for online materials and fund a monthly Zoom account for your group. What a great time to get creative and the ideas are endless! Ready , Set, Go!!
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