Soli Deo Gloria By Rev. Sonny Walden

When I look back on the past 12 years at Dunwoody UMC I am overcome with gratitude. It fills me with appreciation and humility that I have been fortunate enough to serve this incredible congregation over these years. With the participation of hundreds of people, I have been able to...

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First Things First

Each January, as we step through the threshold of a brand new year, we make a list of New Year’s resolutions. What’s on your list? The other day I did a quick review of the surveys on New Year’s Resolutions for 2019—the 2020 resolutions have not been published yet. There...

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Love Came Down from Heaven!

Recently, I was at a Sunday School class Christmas luncheon and around our table the question came up, “What’s the most meaningful Christmas gift you ever received?” Several around the table began a journey back through their memories and began to speak of gifts they had received many years ago...

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Gloria

The Chancel Choir’s annual Christmas concert is Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The largest work on the program is John Rutter’s, “Gloria.” Gloria is a musical setting of parts of the Latin Gloria. It resulted from a commission of Mel Olson, who conducted choirs in Omaha,...

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Be an Angel, Won’t You?

If you read through the accounts of the birth of Christ as it is found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, you will find there is a lot of talk about angels. When he is serving as a priest in the temple, an angel appears to Zechariah. The angel...

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What Child Is This?

I have a friend who tells of a time when his three year old daughter hit her limit. Her parents both worked and had very busy schedules. It was three weeks before Christmas, so there was all the additional activities going on at home and at the church. And, to add to all...

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An Excellent Beginning

One Sunday morning, just a few days before Thanksgiving, a Sunday School teacher invited her class of small children to share some of the things for which they were thankful. Several of the children responded by naming the sort of items you might expect—family members, pets, friends, etc. However, when...

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It’s Here

For several weeks now you have been hearing about it. Letters have been written, information has been shared in e-Connections and the bulletins, announcements have been made during the worship services and I have spent a couple of weeks talking about it in my messages. I’m speaking, of course, about...

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With Your Support

Jesus talked a lot about money. So did the Apostle Paul. They believed that the way we use our money has Kingdom consequences, and that giving to the Church was a way we express our love for Christ and help strengthen His ministry. Since both talked about it in a...

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“SAINTS ALIVE!”

Forty years ago this year, Anne Fremantle wrote a book entitled, “Saints Alive.” In it, she traced the lives of what she called, “Thirteen Heroic Saints.” Included were such heroes of the faith as Augustine, Francis of Assisi, Therese of Lisieux, Benedict, Helena and eight others. Behind her book was...

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