Daily Scripture Readings: WE BELIEVE summer series 10


Prayer for the Week:

In the darkness of night and the brightness of day, you, O Lord, are present to me. As I wrestle with situations which seem to drain me of my energy; and as I struggle to find out who you call me to be, you reach out to me with reassurance of empowerment and courage for the days ahead. Calm my spirit and prepare my heart and life to receive your awesome grace. It is in Jesus’ name that I pray. Amen.

Prayer Focus For This Week:  Pray for a Deeper Relationship With God

LOSE YOURSELF: Find Yourself in God’s Story

Sunday, August 6 – Matthew 9:1-8

Monday, August 7 – Luke 17:1-4

Tuesday, August 8 – Micah 7:18-20

Wednesday, August 9 – Matthew 6:5-15

Thursday, August 10 – Colossians 3:12-17

Friday, August 11 – Psalm 103

Saturday, August 12 – Romans 6:1-14

Christmas at Bluff Park 2017

Advent2015SermonIconThe Advent and Christmas season is an important and cherished time in the life of the church. We prepare to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child throughout the season of Advent with prayer services, a special Advent Sunday sermon series, and special holiday worship services.

During the Christmas season, we also make time for mission activities like the Festival of the Three Kings, and food pantry distributions that include hams collected during our ‘Ham Mountain’ campaign in November. Our children bring the Christmas story to life with their annual pageant, and the choir ‘raises the roof’ with their annual Christmas on the Bluff concert.

Worship Services

  • Sunday Morning Worship @ 8:45am and 11:00am
  • Advent Morning Prayer – Thursday mornings @ 7:30am in the Sanctuary starting December 7th
  • Lessons and Carols – Sunday, December 3rd, at 8:45am and 11:00am
  • Christmas Eve Morning – Sunday, December 24th @ 10:00am (only one service and no Sunday School)
  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship – December 24th @ 4:00pm and 6:00pm in the Sanctuary

Holiday Events and Activities

These activities, events, and worship services are the cherished heart of our congregation’s celebration of Jesus’ birth. They are the source of our beloved holiday memories on the mountain. Please join us this year and build your own holiday memories here at Bluff Park United Methodist Church. We look forward to seeing you.

Lent and Easter at Bluff Park – 2017

The Lent and Easter season is an important and cherished time in the life of the church. We prepare our hearts to meet our risen Savior at the empty tomb. Throughout the season of Lent we meet for weekly prayer services. Each Sunday our sermons are focused on taking a Leap of Faith. And we gather for special holiday worship services.

Worship Services

Holiday Events and Activities

These activities, events, and worship services are the cherished heart of our congregation’s celebration of the Resurrection. They are the source of our beloved holiday memories on the mountain. Please join us this year and build your own holiday memories here at Bluff Park United Methodist Church. We look forward to seeing you.

2015 Time and Talent Commitment Card

Transformed  Living Sermon SeriesPlease prayerfully consider how you are being called to serve. If you are currently involved in an area of ministry, please mark it on this form to indicate your continued commitment for 2015.

This web form only reflects ministry commitments for the upcoming year. To submit your financial commitments for 2015, download the 2015 Financial Commitment Card PDF, fill it out, and return it to the church office, drop it off at the information desk on Sunday morning, or place it in the offering plate during worship. You can also email your financial commitment to Ben Sheets (bsheets@bpumc.org) or call him in the office Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 4:00pm (205-822-0910).

Easter Sermon – April 20, 2014

“Joy Comes in the Morning” by Rev. Mike Holly

John 20:1-20

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. 4 The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in.6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7 and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9 for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples returned to their homes.

11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to looka]” style=”font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;”> into the tomb; 12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet.13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.”14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew,b]” style=”font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;”> “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher).17 Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

Chile Mission Trip

Email problems

We are currently having problems with our domain name (bpumc.org). This affects all email to staff and the bpumc.org website.

Please direct email to bluffparkumc@gmail.com and go directly to www.bluffparkumc.org to access the website. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope to have the issue resolved soon.

Sermon – March 2, 2014

“He Said, She Said – Who Calls the Shots” by Rev. Julie Holly

Luke 19:41-48

41 As he came near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 Indeed, the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up ramparts around you and surround you, and hem you in on every side. 44 They will crush you to the ground, you and your children within you, and they will not leave within you one stone upon another; because you did not recognize the time of your visitation from God.”

45 Then he entered the temple and began to drive out those who were selling things there; 46 and he said, “It is written,

‘My house shall be a house of prayer’;
but you have made it a den of robbers.”

47 Every day he was teaching in the temple. The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people kept looking for a way to kill him; 48 but they did not find anything they could do, for all the people were spellbound by what they heard.

Sermon – February 9, 2014

Maintaining our Focus by Rev. Mike Holly

Deuteronomy 34:1-7

Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho, and the Lord showed him the whole land: Gilead as far as Dan, 2 all Naphtali, the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea, 3 the Negeb, and the Plain—that is, the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees—as far as Zoar. 4 The Lord said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants’; I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there.” 5 Then Moses, the servant of theLord, died there in the land of Moab, at the Lord’s command. 6 He was buried in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-peor, but no one knows his burial place to this day. 7 Moses was one hundred twenty years old when he died; his sight was unimpaired and his vigor had not abated.

Church Closed 2/11

Bluff Park UMC will officially be closed today, February 11, 2014 due to school closings and the threat of ice on the roads.