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    Welcome!

    Thank you for visiting our church website today. If you are looking for a church in Durand, you can find a welcoming, safe space here. At Durand United Methodist Church we believe we are made free by the love of God through Jesus Christ. Our impulse is to be active in the community and see with Jesus’ eyes, inwardly renewed by God’s Love, empowered by God’s Spirit. Our desire is to be at peace and bring God’s peace and love with us wherever we go. It is a joy to be a part of the Durand United Methodist Church! I invite you to connect with us in the life of this…

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    Members of Peace

    The fullness of God the Creator – of everything! was pleased to have all of God’s own being (fullness) dwell in this itty bitty of a baby whose birth we claim to Celebrate on December 25th. Still, "without justice and love, peace is an illusion." The project of God’s justice – making all things right, reconciling us to God and each other, AND all creation (whether things on earth or things in heaven) – this project of God’s justice is fueled, empowered, made personal, purely by Love: by making peace through Christ’s blood, shed on the cross. Then, God's presence will be known, the people will consult God - and…

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    Anointed Abode

    For whom do I create? Well, for everyone who listens to what comes from my mouth and views the art I’ve crafted. Ultimately, though, I know I do all of this because I believe in Jesus Christ, and the project of Kingdom building – a kin-dom of all creation, perfecting, becoming… Opening hearts, opening minds, opening doors. So why would I ever give potentate status to anyone other than Jesus? What convinces us that others’ opinions or disposition toward us should have unlimited power or influence over us? To say, “I believe in Jesus Christ,” ought to indicate that my life would display something of that belief. Christ, the Messiah,…

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    Intentional Abode

    God promised to abide with us. God created us for that purpose. We are made to be the dwelling place of God. All creation – the universe, the earth and everything it contains – was made to be the dwelling place for God. But if we are being poor stewards of our relationships with one another and with the earth, it only follows that all of God’s goodness will be diverted from those spaces. The result is the destruction of our environment – now felt acutely by our farmers, and only worsening. And it is evident in our relationships – the inability (or difficulty in) finding unity, to see the…