God's Love in Action

VBS during Children's Church

Sundays ~10:15am - 11:30am all Summer

Parents please join us for worship at 10:15am

Pastor Karen Shimer is a person passionate about walking with Jesus and invested in living out God's messy love.  It isn't always easy, nor clear, but it is always rewarding and fulfilling, sometimes scary and often unpredictable.  Walking with God is like that.  Connect with Pastor Karen Shimer through her blog:

Come. Rest. Ask. Grow. Walk.

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       Adult Sunday School 9:00am am             (no Adult Sunday School July - August)
Worship Service 10:15 am

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Becoming More Alive!

This Week's Action Plan

One of the most powerful questions we can ask as we ponder Scripture, "What might we learn about [this character] in this story?" Any of the characters who come into our view give us pause for reflection. At some point in our musings, the question comes, "What might I learn about myself as I respond to this story and the characters in it?"


This week we reflect on the miracle of Jesus feeding 5,000 + people with two fish and five little loaves of bread. Our culture is challenged to embrace miracles and this amazing act brings us to wonder...not about whether it happened, but about what I might learn about my own faith as I ponder this story.


This quote from My Bright Abyss by Christian Wiman links in with my thinking on this:
"Our minds are constantly trying to bring God down to our level rather than letting him lift us into levels of which we were not previously capable...we love within the lines that experience has drawn for us, we create out of impulses that are familiar and, if we were honest with ourselves, exhausted. What might it mean to be drawn into meanings that, in some profound and necessary sense, shatter us? This is what it means to love. The inner and outer urgency of it, the mysterious and confused agency of it. All love abhors habit..."

Christian Wiman, My Bright Abyss. (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2013), 49-50.


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 Canby United Methodist Church
 1520 North Holly Street
 Canby, Oregon 97013
 Phone 503-263-6419 Fax 503-266-8103
 E-mail: canbyumc@canby.com

Church office hours: 
Monday - Thursday 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Pastor Karen Shimer
Administrative Assistant - Cheryl Maahs



Canby United Methodist Church
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