BREATH OF GOD MINISTRIES -                          Dr. Wayne M. Reynolds

THE CHURCH EMPOWERMENT SERIES

January 
If the Shoe Fits, Take it Off 7-Part Series:
1 – Epiphany Sunday                                                                       
Letter #1: To the Church at Ephesus, Revelation 2:1-7 
The Active But Loveless Church” 
8 – Baptism of the Lord                                                               
Letter #2: To the Church at Smyrna, Revelation 2:8-11 
The Poor But Rich Church
15 – Human Relations Day                                                      
Letter #3: To the Church at Pergamum, Revelation 2:12-17 
The Heretical Church”22 – 
Ecumenical Sunday                                                                    
Letter #4:  To the Church at Thyatira, Revelation 2:18-29 
The False Prophetess Church”          
Letter #5:  To the Church at Sardis, Revelation 3:1-6 
The Dying Church”29 – 
Grace Hymn Sing Sunday                                                                Letter #6: To the Church at Philadelphia, Revelation 3:7-13 
The Loyal Church”                               
Letter #7: To the Church at Laodicea. Rev. 3:14-22 
The Lukewarm Self-Satisfied Church” 

February African American History Month:
5 – Holy Communion “With All Your Soul” Matthew 22:37
12 – Boy Scout Sunday                                                                                      “Sing Your Way Out” Psalm 137:4; 
        Zephaniah; 3:14; Hebrews 2:12                                                         19 - “Lean On Me” Proverbs 18:24, 27:17; John 15:13
26 –Transfiguration Sunday                                                                             “A Sinners View of Favor, Grace, Mercy and Wisdom”                          Psalm 5:12; Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 4:16; James 3:17         

March 
Ash Wednesday Service – March 1 @ UCC Church                                      Option: “Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust”
5 – Holy Communion / First Sunday of Lent                                                “If You’re Going to Do Something, Do It Right”                                     Matthew 26:26-28; John 6:48-51; I Corinthians 11:17-22                 12 – Second Sunday of Lent                                                                              “The Trouble with Lent Resolved” Joel 2:12-13; 
         Matthew 6:1618                                                                                        “The Dynamic of Bridges Part 1” Psalm 127:1 
19 – Third Sunday of Lent                                                                                 “United Methodist Women’s Sunday”                                                     The Dynamic of Bridges Part 2” 
26 – Fourth Sunday of Lent                                                                               “If This Is Easy, What Are We Doing Wrong?”   

April
2 Holy Communion 
   “What One Little Ripple Can Do” (Optional)
   "How to Live With Spiritual Interference" 2 Peter 1:5-11  
9 Palm Sunday: “How Excellent Are Thy Ways”
13 Maundy Thursday “The Value of a Spiritual Raise” 
     John 6:53-57
14 Good Friday: “Not a Single Word”
16 Easter/Celebration Sunday!
     "It Was Worth It" Matthew 27:27-31, 28:1-8                                          (Option) “The Philosophy of the Resurrection” 
      John 11:25, 14:19; I Thessalonians 4:14
23 "We Are Standing On Miracles" 
       Genesis 2:7; Matthew 28:5-6; Acts 9:32-35  
     (Option) “Do You Love Me?”
30 – Native American Ministry Sunday                                       
        "In This Dwelling Place: Part 1" Psalm 23:6
        (Option) “The flock of God: Sisters and Brothers”  

May
7 – Holy Communion
      "In This Dwelling Place, Part 2" Psalm 23:6 
      (Option) “The Golden Standard” Isaiah 42:3
14 – Mother’s Day “In My Mother’s House, There Is Still God”
        Joshua 24:15 
21 – Heritage Sunday
        "The Flaming, Blistering, Red-Hot Fire of God"
        Jeremiah 20:9; John 2:17; Acts 2:1-4; Romans 12:11 
        (Option) “The Pressure of Being Pressured”
28 Memorial Sunday                                                                
“All You Need to Know” 1 Corinthians 1:27-29; 2 Corinthians 12:9 

June
4 – Holy Communion / Pentecost Sunday:                                                     "Operating In and With the God's Spirit" 
       Exodus 31:1-5; Acts 1:8; I Peter 5:8
      (Option) “Getting Into a Spiritual Zone”
11- Trinity Sunday   
       "Strength Beneath Our Surface" 
       Isaiah 40:11; II Corinthians 12:9-10      
      (Option) "Cement People: The Strength Beneath the Surface”       18 – Father’s Day                                                                                              “The Bridge Building Series: Part One” 
       "Guardians of the Cycle of Life" Genesis 1:28
25 “The Bridge Building Series: Part Two” 
       "Building with Kingdom Materials"
       (Option) The Sacrifice and Cost of Discipleship        

July
2 - “Spiritual Environmentalist” Genesis 1:28; Psalm 24:1
9 - “I Gotta Be More Careful About Myself” 
       Genesis 1:27; Psalm 139:1-14
16 - “God’s Life Jacket: Don’t Leave Home Without it”
23 – Parent’s Day 
        "Building On Great and Small Celebrations" 
         Luke 15:23-24; I Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 4:4
        (Option A) 
        "When Weeds and Dandelions Grow Inside the Church
         Matthew 13:24-30 
        (Option B) “To the Rescue” Psalm 142:1-7
30  - “Why It Feels Good to Do Good”
          Genesis 1:30; I Peter 2:9; I Timothy 4:1-2

August
6  –  Friendship Day 
        "A Good Work Is In You" Philippians 1:6; Ephesians 2:10
13 – "How to Move a Mountain" Mark 11:23-24
20 – “The Spiritual Imperfections of Bible Giants”
        "Guaranteed Ingredients for Staying Power"
         I Chronicles 16:11; II Timothy 2:12; Galatians 5:2-23, 6:9  
27 –  “For Such a Time As This” Esther 4:14; 
          II Corinthians 11:23-28       

September
3   - “How Perceptions of Truth Point the Way”
         Psalm 117; John 14:6; I Corinthians 3:6, 11:1
10 – Grandparents Day
        "The Golden Standard" Isaiah 42:3
17 – Taking God's Authority Out of Mothballs:
        Matthew 28:18; Acts 5:29; II Timothy 3:16 
24 – "Celebrating Psalm 1"

October: Pastor Appreciation Month
1 - "Celebrating Psalm 100" 
8 - "Celebrating Psalm 120" 
15 – Laity Sunday: "Visiting the Sky Box" Revelation 1:1-2
22 “Approaching the Throne of Grace” Hebrews 4:16
29 – Reformation Sunday “Is Anything Too Hard for God?”
        Genesis 17:17, 18:14; Jeremiah 32:17, 27

November 5 – All Saints Sunday (Daylight Savings Time Ends)
12 – Organ and Tissue Donor Sunday “Come” Matthew 11:28
19 – Thanksgiving Sunday (International Bible Week)
         "Thank You, Jesus" 
         I Chronicles 16:34; Psalm 107:1; Ephesians 5:20; 
         I Thessalonians 5:18
26 – Christ the King Sunday / UM Student Day                                             “How Divine Encouragement Encourages” 
        Deuteronomy 31:6; Joshua 1:9,

December 
3 – First Sunday of Advent 
     “How to Give God Gifts That Matter” Gen. 22:2; Matt. 2:11
10 – Second Sunday of Advent 
     “A Place for Special Fragrances”
       Psalm 45:8; Matthew 2:11; Ephesians 5:1-3; Philippians 4:18
17 – Third Sunday of Advent 
        “Why Our Gifts to God Are Expensive"
        Matthew 2:11; Mark 12:29-31
24 – Fourth Sunday of Advent 
        "The Baby: Begotten, Not Made" 
         John 1:1-5, 3:16; Colossians 1:15-18
24 - Christmas Eve Service
       "If There Was No Light In The World"
        Psalm 119:105; Matthew 5:14; John 8:12; I John 1:5
31 “Let it Go, Let it Go, Let it Go” 
       Isaiah 43:18
  



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