• “Gentle Gardener”

    So many have asked for the lyrics to the “Gentle Gardener” song that was sung at Pastor Dennis’ last Sunday.  Here they are! Gentle Gardener,  Dr. Alan Stein Once upon a fabled time, as many now have heard, There came to us a gentleman, who came to spread the word....

  • HIDDEN TREASURE AND PRIZE

    I won’t tell you where it is, but we have a hidden treasure on our church property. It is a labyrinth, a long circuitous path for prayers and meditation. Ours is marked by a sign that explains it is a “quiet place of meditation dear to the heart of Sue...

  • 2017 Music and Drama Camp

    31 children, representing 5 elementary schools, participated in Music and Drama Camp this week at TroyUMC.   In addition to the campers, 12 middle school and high school students, all previous campers, spent the week helping the elementary students and honing their singing and acting skills.   All of the...

  • SUNFLOWER PROGRESS

    On Easter Sunday everyone who came to church was offered a little packet of sunflower seeds. The seeds are resurrection symbols: they look small and dead but when planted will grow into 9-12 foot plants with blooms up to 1 foot across. Pastor Dennis chose the verse from John (12:24)...

  • “My Country ‘Tis Of Thee”

    This hymn was written by Samuel Smith  while he was a student at Andover Seminary in Boston in 1831.  Because of his fluency in German, he had been asked to translate some German songs and materials into English.  As he sat in his room on a cold February afternoon, he...

  • I WAS A STRANGER, AND SHE INVITED ME IN

    One of my favorite Bible passages is Matthew 25:35, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you invited me in.” A friend of mine followed Matthew’s words but would have read:...