Author: Zachary Langer

He is Risen!

Easter is such a wonderful day, and this one in particular was truly special. I could go on about Easter for thousands of words, but I don’t think that you or I have time for that — there’s much to do, after all! But with how abundant God’s work was this year, I can’t help

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Next Things – TUMC 2019

This was originally given as a presentation by pastor Zac Langer at the Next Things Lunch on December 9, 2018. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your

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An Old-School Christmas Festival

Last night, the Grove Band had the opportunity to play at Dickens Downtown in Northport. Dressed in either warm layers or period-appropriate clothing, they spent a few hours playing Christmas carols for the people enjoying the festival as they passed by. Between the Charles Dickens-esque attire, the fake snow, and the very real cold air,

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“Jesus Will Save You”

Every community has unique features and people who give it character and make it what it is. Local shops, annual traditions, and recognizable quirks create a personality that impacts all those who live within an area and those who just pass through. Growing up in San Antonio, Texas, we had an annual event called Fiesta

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A (Not So) Spooky Halloween

Costumed figures in the streets, a crisp breeze through the dark evening, cars with special features — it isn’t a comic book, it’s Trunk-or-Treat! With nearly 20 cars and more than 15 games, not to mention the more-than 200 kids that came and had a great time, Halloween at Taylorville UMC was a great success.

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Fellowship and Prayer Shawls

If you’ve looked around our church, you may have noticed the afghans and shawls that are tucked away in various places. There are a few in the sanctuary, some in the atrium by the gym, and even one hanging on the wall in the hallway. What you may not have known, however, is that countless

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