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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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    Touching Peace

    4th Sunday of Advent I can see the yard and about half of Dee’s house from my living room windows. And when I was really sick last March and early April, she set a candle in her back kitchen window. While I could only see it if I was in my bedroom at the very end of my house, with all the lights off and peering out from the farthest edge of the farthest window, she put it there so I could know she was just over there, and that she was praying for me. The light was like a beacon of peace. And it touched me from across our…

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    Tasting Joy

    3rd Sunday of Advent What gives you joy? [Billings & Crepeaus video] Of dancing: “The felicities of rapid motion have been felt.” (The latest iteration of Emma. On streaming services.) felicities – just the word: felicities, brings me joy! “My seed catalogue for spring planting came today!” “A baby’s laugh!” “My grandkids!” “Sunshine!” “Getting my house clean!” “Sharing a laugh—the unexpected, reflexive response to a partner’s funny comment!” “Christmas Tree lights in the early morning when all is calm…the twinkling lights, bright!” “A good game of bridge!” “A granddaughter’s imagination!” We watched a wonderful new Christmas movie on Netflix called, Jingle Jangle. It’s about an inventor-father whose inventions are stollen…

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    Seeing Faith

    2nd Sunday of Advent I put the hymn right after the scripture readings because it restates the Mark passage, and the words are just so good!: Down by the Jordan, a prophet named John was baptizing,Preaching a message the people found bold and surprising:“God will forgive! Show that you’ll change how you live!Surely God’s new day is rising!” Here in the Church, we are baptized and filled with God’s Spirit.Freed and forgiven, we’re welcomed with joy! Can you hear it?This is God’s sign! This is how God says, “You’re mine!”Let’s take the good news and share it! John came with a vision of forgiveness and love, of acceptance and fully…