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Our Stories (Page 55)

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.

CARING AND SHARING WITH THOSE IN NEED

“I want to raise children that value church and make it more than just a place for worship. I want them to feel it is a place to have fun – a place where they feel safe.” shares Lisa Roden. Four years ago, Lisa and her husband James began attending Matthews UMC after one of…

SEEING GOD’S PLAN COME FULL CIRCLE

“God has a plan for me,” Marge Averill stated to her supervisor as she was laid off from the job in the school system she was dedicated to for 10 years. Sweeping cuts had been anticipated for weeks but no one knew when they would happen. She felt God’s peace flow over her as she…

A NEW OUTLOOK AND CHANGED LIFE

On Sunday evenings, a volunteer bus driver from Matthews UMC appears with a smile to pick up Miriam Rodriguez and up to five other youth in the Monroe area. Just as Jesus took his ministry to the streets, this simple yet important act ensures that these youth have the opportunity to be a part of…