Posts by Pastor Lauren

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Praying for our Children

by Pastor Lauren

2015.03.02 As many know, this Lent Monfort Heights United Methodist Church has committed to 40 days of praying for our children and the future of our childrens ministries. I’m proud of this church for taking time out to seek God’s guidance and I’ve been seeking it whole-heartedly as well. What scares me is the huge […]

May you Continue

by Pastor Lauren

2015.01.13 Happy New Year! It’s that time of the year, at least the first month again, where people begin to promise themselves something they would like to do better at. People make plans, and plan budgets and proclaim that this year is not going to be like last year. I’ve seen it.   Most of […]

What Advent taught me this year

by Pastor Lauren

2014.12.11 This advent season, Monfort Heights United Methodist Church has really blown me out of the water. As all churches do, we have a lot of opportunities for giving and different missions going on. Our lobby is filled with a Christmas tree made out of canned goods for pantries, an angel tree filled with ornaments […]

My #ahamoment

by Pastor Lauren

2014.11.07 Thinking of an #ahamoment is tough. Not in way of “I haven’t learned anything, I just am so great at everything I do.” No that certainly not it, I’m speaking more in terms of “I’ve learned so much and if you give me 3 more minutes I’ll probably learn something else.” Most recently, I […]

Belonging

by Pastor Lauren

2014.10.23 When I think about church and whether or not people choose to attend, for me it always comes back to a place of belonging. Do I belong here? Do you belong here? Do they belong here? The “churchy” answer is “Yes, everyone belongs here,” but how do we make that evident so that everyone […]

New Blessings

by Pastor Lauren

2014.10.16 Right now, there’s a lot of “new” about to happen in my life. I’m am soon to be graduated from Asbury, and will then discover what life holds for a non-student for the first time in more than 20 years. Soon after that I will be married and then have to learn to live […]

Everything Is Amazing and No One is Happy

by Pastor Lauren

2014.10.08 Awhile ago, a comedian named Louis C.K. had a comedy routine about everything in the world being great and still no one was happy. I’m sure you can look it up on Youtube. I think it’s hilarious. He talks mostly about the huge steps our world has taken forward when it comes to technology, […]