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Our Stories (Page 53)

We share our stories so that others may see real-life examples of God’s work. Everyone has a story! The generous giving of money, which we call tithing or percentage giving, coupled with God’s love in action, enables the Church to create a thriving Kingdom.

Watch Joyce Fischer’s GodStory below or view previous GodStory videos for Jon Pollack, Erik HaskiJulie CochranShelby and Stuart Stout, Morgan Davies, or Tyleta Morgan. Read more about Our Stories on the posts below.

SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS FROM MUMC

The District Laity Service Award is a means of recognizing lay persons whose work in the local church and community exemplifies a life of Christian stewardship. This year we are honored to recognize Earl and Jeannette Coggins, Doug Hunter, Rich Buchanan, and Lisbey Arjona and Hugo Hernandez from CCH. Earl and Jeannette Coggins have been servant leaders at Matthews UMC since the…

AN UNEXPECTED SENSE OF COMMUNITY

Erin and Jesse Moore enrolled their daughter, Emry, in the one-year-old MUMC Weekday Preschool class in 2012. They considered their precious Emry a miracle after conceiving her through in-vitro fertilization, and felt extremely blessed to be a happy three-member family. Erin met another mother, Parry Cobb, at the Preschool and they soon became fast friends.…

DESPERATION AND HOPELESSNESS TURNED TO JOY

Carolyn Perlman has a contagious spirit of joy and a special way of encouraging others. Over the past 15 years, Carolyn has shared her spiritual gifts of passion, mercy, and discernment while leading small groups and individuals in our congregation and beyond our walls in the community. Carolyn’s passion of supporting those who are hurting…