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There is always room in the circle.

 

 

In a hostile, hurting world, we reach out to share kindness and laughter. 

Our spirituality is based on JESUS and His love and compassion. 

We provide a community of support and healing where all are welcomed and valued

regardless of age, sexual orientation, disability, gender, or economic status. 

In a world where people feel they can love only those who are like themselves,

we seek to celebrate the uniqueness of every human being.

 

Visit us on Facebook for upcoming events and photos from the life of our congregation!

http://www.facebook.com/ParsippanyUMC

  

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1st
Join us for a meditative worship at 7 p.m. in which the imposition of ashes will be available.

An Introduction to Christianity with Pastor Jeff
Tuesdays throughout Lent from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
This study group is open to all and will be helpful for both those for whom the Christian faith is strange, new territory, as well for those who have been identifying themselves as Christians for a long time.

Parents with children are invited, because separate plans are being made for children that will include coloring our Lenten murals.

Please email Pastor Jeff at jeffedwards1955@gmail.com to let him know if you and your children are coming.

Our conversations will center around presentations Pastor Jeff will give each week on the following themes:


March 7th

What is the human condition? The Bible speaks of our having been made in the “image of God,” but it also speaks of a shared brokenness that has traditionally been called “sin.”

What does this mean, and what does it feel like?


March 14th

What can we learn from Jesus’ ministry?

What did Jesus mean by the “kingdom of God”?

How are the four Gospels related to one another?

How did Jesus pray, and what did he teach about it?


March 21st

Who was the Apostle Paul, and what was his message? Next to Jesus, Paul shaped how we understand the Christian faith more than any other.

What is the “grace” of which he so often spoke, and how did his message influence Martin Luther nearly 1500 years later?


March 28th

Who was John Wesley and what are the distinctive qualities of the style of Christianity Wesley started referred to as “Methodist”?

Why was Wesley so optimistic about the possibility that we can grow in grace, becoming truly more loving in the course of our life time?


April 4th

What is the “Church”? What was life like in the earliest church, and how did things change when the Roman Emperor Constantine became a “Christian”?

In what ways do we find ourselves in a position in society that the Church has not known since before Constantine?

How should Christians in our diverse society relate to Jews, Muslims, Hindus, atheists, etc?

 

April 11th
Why was Jesus crucified, and what do we mean when we say he was raised from the dead?

Why is it important to contemplate the story of holy week before we get to Easter?

What does his death and resurrection mean for our lives today?
 

 

 

Favorite Links

 

 Pastor Jeff's Sermons

 
 

United Methodist Church Homepage

Greater NJ Annual Conference Homepage

 

 www.parsippanyumc.com/blog 

You'll also find selected writings by other members of our church community here as well.
 

 
 

 

 

 

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