When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord
appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. 2And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.” Genesis 17:1-2 NRSV
Bible Study Continues
Sunday, March 8 at 4:30pm
Revival – Faith as Wesley Lived It
by Adam Hamilton
Later on this month we will begin a six-week study using Adam Hamilton’s book, Revival Faith As Wesley Lived It. From my point of view this study will be the most important study to date that I have held at Perry. Revival is important because it introduces to many of us and refreshes to only a few of us the heritage of faith that we have received from John and Charles Wesley. The Wesleyan movement of the 18th Century brought about a great revival for God in England and eventually in America. The United Methodist Church is the direct recipient of that Wesleyan faith heritage. Here in Southern WV, we have too long neglected the specifics of that faith heritage. Recently, someone relatively new to Perry asked, “Who is this Wesley?” When you hear such questions you know that it is time to act. Hence, we begin with Revival. Hopefully, after Revival we all will have a better idea why we believe, think, and speak the way we do as United Methodists.
I have been a lifelong Methodist (my grandfather, Rev. “Zebe” Mayberry, was a Methodist-Episcopal Church South pastor) and thus Wesleyan faith tenets (such as “regular means of grace”) are not so new to me. However, for someone that is new (or even not so new) to the United Methodist Church phrases such as, “We are going on to perfection in love!” must seem mysterious if not outlandish. Yet such phrases are uniquely Wesleyan and we should be comfortable using them. In Revival we have a unique educational opportunity to bolster our own journeys of faith as we learn about our Wesleyan heritage. Our video leader and author of Revival is none other than Rev. Adam Hamilton. Rev. Hamilton leads the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas—it is United Methodism’s largest congregation. Rev. Hamilton is a remarkable man of God and, I believe, has the same desire as our spiritual forefather, John Wesley, who penned in his journal “Instantly I resolved to dedicate all my life to God, all my thoughts, and words, and actions.” I invite us, sisters and brothers, to do the same. See you at Revival.
Grace and Peace to all,
we gathered in a group this morning with our family, friends, community, scouts; their leaders and families in celebration of Scout Sunday.
- Two are better than one… For if they fall, the one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help. Ecclesiastes 4:9a, 10 (NRSV) -
A Scout is Reverent
Scouts and Scouters in uniform greeting the congregation, participating in worship services, earning religious awards and conducting service projects to benefit their place of worship.
By official BSA designation, Scout Sunday is always the Sunday that falls before Feb. 8, Scouting Anniversary Day. In years when Feb. 8 falls on a Sunday, such as 2015, the BSA’s birthday and Scout Sunday are combined into one glorious day.
Perry Memorial United Methodist Church
“the church that faith built”
Join Us for Worship
8:30am Early Service
for all children through 1st Grade
4:30pm Bible Study
Perry Memorial United Methodist Church realizes that the future of our church and the Christian faith is not just the folks already in the pews, but those yet to be invited and welcomed into the worship of God and the fellowship of the Church. Perry Memorial is continuously working to develop the future of the Christian faith by exposing the community to the works of Jesus Christ through service and opportunities for worship. We as a congregation are firmly committed to the mission of The United Methodist Church; “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
Perry Memorial United Methodist Church is here for you. We are not just a church, we are a fellowship of believers coming together to support one another, hold eachother up, and work together to become the disciples that Christ has called us to be. We study the Word, practice what we learn and in the process grow together. May God richly bless you!
of Perry Memorial United Methodist Church 1957 – 2007
The House That Faith Built
Find a history that was written in 2007 to celebrate Perry Memorial United Methodist Church’s 50 years of spiritual growth in Shady Spring, West Virginia. These words spoken in 1964 are as true today as they were then;
“Today with humble gratitude to the Father of us all and grateful appreciation to all who in any way, have entered into our labors and brotherly love for the family of God everywhere. We are indeed proud of Perry Memorial United Methodist Church and extend to all of you a warm welcome to join our family of worshippers in any and all of our activities. We earnestly ask your prayers for our continued growth and influence to the betterment of our community.” Edna Starr, Celebration at the United Methodist Temple, Beckley WV, May 1964
For a copy of The First 50 Years history book please contact Perry Memorial UMC