FUMC of Arlington

Sermon Series

Sermon Series

Our new worship series, "Growing in Joyous Generosity" begins Sunday, October 28.

Have you caught a glimpse of the “new thing” that God is doing (Isaiah 43:18-19) in our life together? A fresh spirit of joy, expectation, and energy is flowing in many of the veins of our church life. 

The new thing God is doing in our life together calls us to examine what new thing God is doing in our individual lives. The life of a follower of Jesus is a lifelong journey of growth and spiritual transformation. The Spirit actively works in our lives to grow us into the likeness of Jesus. In his second letter to the church at Corinth, the Apostle Paul challenged the Corinthian saints to be intentional about growing in their financial giving (2 Corinthians 8:7). He called them to give out of a spirit of joyous generosity (2 Corinthians 9:6-7). As we move toward Loyalty Sunday (November 18)in this year’s stewardship emphasis, I encourage you to seek the Spirit’s guidance about how God would have you grow in this area of financial stewardship. Would God lead you to grow in the amount that you give to support God’s work in and through FUMCA? Would God have you grow in the spirit with which you give? Financial stewardship is not primarily about supporting the work of the church; it is primarily about spiritual formation – the transformation of our hearts and minds. Our 2019 stewardship theme is Growing in Joyous Generosity. How would God have you grow in joyous generosity this year? I trust you will join us in faithfully supporting God’s work in and through FUMCA.

I am grateful for the privilege of being your pastor and serving alongside you as we move into the future God desires for us.

-Pastor Steve

UPCOMING SPECIAL WORSHIP SERVICES

Sunday, November 4 | All Saints Sunday

Sunday, November 11 | Youth Sunday (youth-led worship)

Sunday, December 9 | Chancel Choir presents Messiah at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary

Sunday, December 16 | Building Dedication & Celebration of Debt Retirement at 11:00 am in the Sanctuary

Sunday, December 24 | Candlelight Christmas Eve Services with Communion

  • 4:00 pm | Children and Family Friendly | Children's Choir
  • 6:00 & 8:00 pm | Traditional Christmas Eve | Chancel Choir
  • 11:00 pm | Youth-Led | Youth Testament Choir