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Changing Seasons, Unchanging Hope

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, I hope you've been enjoying the fall weather. I love this time of year! The changing colors on the leaves move me to praise the God who created them to display such beauty, reflecting God's glory. There's a passage in Isaiah that describes the trees themselves as praising God (they "clap their hands" in praise of God). Our next Commun...

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There is Hope

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, As I continue to think about the tragedy in Pittsburgh, which is now reportedly the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in American history, I can't help but wonder what kind of society we are becoming. There's much good in the world, to be sure, but there is obviously a great deal that has gone wrong. Our world needs healing and hope. We ne...

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Friday Forecast

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, We are following the weather forecast closely and will make a decision about Trunk or Treat today. If we need to change the plans, as is looking likely, we will share an update via the Spry Church Facebook page as well as other ways. We will do all we can to have it, but rain will definitely affect our plans. Stay tuned! Either way, I...

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Get Ready!

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, Our largest community outreach event is coming soon...Friday, October 26th - Trunk or Treat, 6:30-8:30pm! Join us for a safe alternative to trick or treat with lots of fun for the whole family! Dress up and collect candy, take photos with superheroes, and enjoy free hot drinks, a bonfire and s'mores, door prizes, an outdoor movie (new ...

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Fall Festival and Grand Opening @ The Link!

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, On Saturday, we have 2 special events at church and we'd love to see you and your friends there: from 2-5 is our Fall Festival and Grand Opening Celebration at The Link Community Youth Center (65 School St.)! Join us for free games, refreshments, and fun for all ages. From 2-3:15 I'll be at the splat station, where you can throw a wet ...

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Called to Serve

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, This Sunday we continue our "Deeply Committed" series by looking at the topic of service. We are all called to serve. One of the great things about service is that each one of us can serve, no matter our age or stage in life. There is power even in small acts of love. During worship I'll share a little more about a truly inspiring per...

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Yard Sale, Movie, and More

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, This is a big weekend at Spry Church! We have our Fall Missions Yard Sale today (Friday 8-6) and tomorrow (Saturday 8-1). All proceeds support mission work to enrich lives and extend the love of Jesus locally, nationally, and internationally. We hope you'll come and support this great community event! Tonight (Friday) is our final Out...

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Prayer Campaign Starts This Sunday!

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, On Sunday we continue our worship series called "Deeply Committed." We will be launching aspecial prayer campaign. I'll explain more in worship - you won't want to miss this! This Saturday, September 22, there will be an outstanding FREE event for parents or grandparents of teens or pre-teens, youth, and any who work with teens or pre...

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Extreme Weather Response Efforts

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, We join together to pray for those in the path of Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Helene, and Tropical Storm Isaac as well as those responding locally and globally. Here are ways to help via UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief):https://www.umcor.org/umcor/resources/news-stories/2018/august/umcor-responds-to-current-disasters-arou...

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Special Sunday - Books 4 Kids!

Dear Spry Church Family and Friends, I'm writing earlier than usual this week because I have special news to share with you. Please take a moment to read this message. On Monday several teachers from our church shared on Facebook about a campaign to sponsor children in their classrooms so that all their students can get books to keep, read, and love at home. Without such...

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