All posts by Pastor Kim

“Abram’s Call and Ours” sermon on Sept 29th

The message is based on Genesis 12:1-4, the call of Abram. It reviews who Abram/Abraham was, the central role he and his family play in Genesis, and explores the reasons why this story was told.

If you are interested in learning more about this topic, Ted recommends: “What is the Bible?” by Rob Bell, and “Not in God’s Name” by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.

One proposal of where Ur of Chaldeans was in relation to Harran.

“God’s Grace in All Times and Places” sermon on Sept 22nd

Why We Love Rainbows

The maps that Pastor Kim is pointing towards in the beginning of the sermon.

Sermon Notes  

“God saw that human evil was out of control! People thought evil, imagined evil—evil, evil, evil from morning to night God was sorry that God had made the human race…it broke God’s heart.

God says, “I’ll get rid of my ruined creation, make a clean sweep” people, animals, snakes and bugs and birds—the works. I’m sorry I made them.”     Genesis 6:5-7. The Message Version

#1. The Bible is blunt about human problems.  This is the only way to save us!

“Noah did everything that the Lord commanded him.”  Genesis 6:22. The Message”

#2. Unlike the pagan version which celebrates human ingenuity in out maneuvering the gods.  The Bible version takes a very dim view of human nature unless we are listening to the one and only good and loving God—the Bible is blunt we are prone to greed, arrogance, corruption and to taking good gifts and destroying them.

“never again will the flood destroy the earth.  I’m putting my rainbow in the clouds, as a sign of the covenant between me and the Earth.”  Genesis 9:11b and 13. The Message

#3. The pagan and the secular world say the world is out to get you, grab what you can. The Bible says put yourself first and you destroy not only yourself but all of creation. God is a good God of love.  God is a God of the rainbow—bringing hope no matter how difficult the storm

UM ARMY 2019 Team Shares in Worship

The youth and adults who went to Wethersfield, CT the week of Aug 4th to 10th share what they did during the mission trip, what they liked best about the week, and where they saw God.

The UM ARMY Team locally. Teens: Arielle Dumont, Vincent Cataloni, Samantha Hallock, Rhode Miguel (Vergennes Congregational), Wyatt Paine, Siobhan Potter, Erich Reitz, Josias Salomao (Vergennes Congregational), McKenna Smith (Bradford UMC), Jennifer Steadman, Lily Steadman, Ashka Whitney, Jonathan Willis   Adults: From NFUMC: Pastor Kim, Rob McKay. From Faith South Burlington: Maggie Holt, Rod Williams, Joel Williams