First United Methodist
Church of Gilford

We are a church of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors

Big Fish Stories 01-21-2018


You’ve heard about the one who got away. But this story is about anything but bragging rights. This Sunday, we will hear about God’s love and grace for everyone (including us), and how we are expected to make that message real in the world around us.


01-14-2018 You Talkin' To Me?


Let’s face it; there are a lot of voices out there with all kinds of messages for our lives. But how do we distinguish the voice of God in the midst of all of the noise? This Sunday, we will listen with hope and trust for our call to make a difference in the Good News of Jesus.


01-07-2018 Still Searching?

Perhaps it has been a while since strangers showed up at your door with chests of gold and perfume. Well, while they’re still searching for you – remember that we are also on a search. This Sunday, we will seek out the source of joy, and hope, and redemption; which can show up in some rather unexpected places.

12/31/2017 In With the New

New Year’s Day is when the world celebrates transition. But will it be just “out with the old and in with the new,” or something a bit more. This Sunday, we will discover how the coming year can be something truly life changing, if we let it.

Scripture Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Luke 2:22-40

12/10/2017 Sermon

In 800 Feet, Make the Path Straight

GPS is great. Simply enter an address and then do as we’re told. But finding our way through life is a bit more complicated. How can we find the path that leads to the joy and peace everyone sings about this time of year? This Sunday we’ll follow the one who was sent to lead us to new possibilities.

Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8

12/03/2017 Sermon


The marathon has begun. A whole month dedicated to preparing for one day. Will you be ready? Probably – if you’re getting ready for a holiday or Yankee swap.  But what about the coming of joy and peace into our lives? We’ll start preparing for that this Sunday.

1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37

11/26/2017 Sermon


What does Jesus look like? That tall guy with the wavy hair and well-trimmed beard we see in all the movies? Or perhaps someone we might think twice about getting close to? This Sunday, we will look for Jesus in some unexpected places.

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