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“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.”
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Niwot United Methodist Church welcomes and honors everyone without regard to sexual orientation, race, nationality, gender, family structure, ethnic background, economic circumstances, difference in ability, culture or age. You are actively invited to visit, fully participate in, and join our Christian community.
At Niwot UMC, we as a congregation strive to create a caring, friendly environment where Christians can come together for worship, study, growth and fellowship to enhance our spiritual journey.
We strive to understand and appreciate the diversity in our community and in our world. We are eager to share our fellowship because we believe we can learn from and help one another.
We believe that no one who asks for help should be turned away. We believe it’s good to question. We believe a church isn’t a building. We believe that when you truly embrace diversity, you embrace God.
Founded in 1870, our community-based church has helped Boulder County become what it is today, and we look to the future with open hearts, open minds, and open doors. Our congregation consists of families from Niwot itself, as well as Longmont, Hygiene, Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette, Broomfield, Erie, Berthoud, and Denver.
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“Mustard Seed Magic”
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Ok, so the sermon title is a reading book from elementary school, for those who were in school in the 1970s. The sermon is not about learning to read though. I must admit, however, that the game of comparison begins in earnest from the very beginning of our educational lives.
It has been said that the real original sin is comparison. Looking at what you don’t have that someone else does and comparing your ‘have not’ with their ‘have.’ Which makes me wonder if perhaps the act of comparison itself is the root of all other sins. Whether we like it or not, perception plays a BIG role in how we see or don’t see each other, how we love or don’t love each other, and how we think we measure up or don’t measure up to everyone else. That is partly the context of all these parable messages we’ve looked at for the last few weeks… How we act as a good seed surrounded by bad soil. How we interact or not with weeds and those who consider us to be weeds… a million different perceptions, all accurate and all grossly inaccurate at the same time.