Faith Matters

Free Will – Choose Good

This week’s article is written by Iris Saaf, a member of Godfrey First United Methodist Church, 1100 Airport road. Look out your window! You can’t help but see the glory of spring all around you. If you are fortunate enough to live in a forest like we do, you are blessed with the beautiful green […]

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The “Secret Sin”

This week’s article is written by Arnie Saaf, a member of Godfrey First United Methodist church, 1100 Airport Road.                In our old age Iris and I have recognized that we have developed a “secret sin.” We have been brought up to be independent and self sufficient. This a good thing as we grew from […]

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God Is Good, All the Time

As a Matter of Faith This week’s article is written by Arnie Saaf, a member of Godfrey First United Methodist Church, 1100 Airport Road.                 “God is good, all the time! And all the time God is good!” That’s a chant heard in many Christian churches. But what does it mean? It is a reaffirmation […]

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Our Focus Is Prayer

This article is written by Arnie Saaf, a member of Godfrey First United Methodist Church, 1100 Airport Road. Our church focus for 2017 is PRAYER. Prayer can take on many different forms with much different content… as many different ones as there are the different people praying. You might say that no two prayers are […]

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A Prayer For The World

This article is submitted by Arnie Saaf, a member of Godfrey First United Methodist Church, 1100 Airport Road. A PRAYER FOR THE WORLD by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner Let the rain come and wash away the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds held and nurtured over generations. Let the rain wash away the memory of the […]

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Just Talk With God

This article is written by Arnie Saaf, a member of Godfrey First United Methodist Church, 1100 Airport Road.                 Sometimes it’s hard to realize that prayer is simply talking with God. God doesn’t have an answering machine… He always picks up. We don’t need to dial… we just say hello and he’s there. God even […]

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Love The Lord – Love Thy Neighbor

This article is written by Arnie Saaf, a member of Godfrey First United Methodist Church.                 In 1776 Thomas Paine wrote,“These are the times that try men’s (and women’s) souls.” Those words could apply to our nation’s situation today. We find ourselves conflicted, divided and sometimes even angry. We think we know what is right […]

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“Do We Have A Christ-like Attitude?”

Written By: Roger Newberry – Member Godfrey First UMC   In Acts 16:25-34 Paul and Silas are in prison praying and praising God when there is an earthquake that is so strong that it shakes the foundations of the prison, opens the doors and loosens the chains of the prisoners. The earthquake seems to get […]

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“And Who Is My Neighbor?”

Written By: Arnie Saaf – Member Godfrey First UMC   Jesus was asked, “what is the greatest commandment?” He responded, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and all your strength, and your neighbor as yourself.” The followup question was,”And who […]

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Life Collectables: Family Stories

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Written By: Rev Jim Wheeler – Member Godfrey First UMC Listening to my aging father share stories from his childhood and war years realized, I needed to write these down. These stories are collectibles for our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. These stories are who our parents were, and living memories of where they came […]

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