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A Blessing for Those Who Wait.

A Blessing for Those Who Wait  by the Rev. Beth A. Richardson For those who wait In despair, In grief, In sorrow. You are comfort. You are strength. For those who wait In the paths of storms, In detention camps, In hospice rooms. You are comfort. You are strength. For those who wait In tender hope, In tear-streaked sadness, In fearful anticipation. You are comfort. You…

A Prayer for the Animals.

A prayer for the animals. The animals of God’s creation inhabit the skies, the earth and the sea. They share in the fortunes of human existence, and have a part in human life. God, who confers gifts on all living things, has often used the service of animals or made them reminders of the gifts of salvation. Animals were saved from the flood and afterwards made a…

You can donate online!

There is a great way to donate to FIrst United Methodist online with your debit or credit card. You can now choose what missions you’d like to route your funds to. Set up recurring donations. See this area of our website  to get started.

Order from Amazon. Then choose SMILE!

To donate –  Just set it.  And, forget it!  Did you know your purchases can help the church? Instead of going to plain, old Amazon.com to make your purchases, go to Amazon Smile. They give a percentage of purchases to a charity of your choice. Choose the First Church! Go to Amazon Smile — https://smile.amazon.com/ Search for South Bend First United Methodist…