July Worship Series

July Worship Series: Let Justice Roll Scriptures throughout this theme will be based on Amos 5:24 and Micah 6:8.

July 5, 2020

Message: Let's Cross the Street Together

Scripture: Luke 10


9:00 am & 11:00 am in the FUMC Sanctuary

(seating is limited so please call the church office to

reserve your spot! 660-582-4821)

10:00 am - streamed on Facebook


July 12, 2020

Message: Justice is Central to God's Character

Scripture: Psalm 33: 1-12 NLT


Communion will be served at both services.


9:00 am & 11:00 am in the FUMC Sanctuary

(seating is limited so please call the church office to

reserve your spot! 660-582-4821)

10:00 am - streamed on Facebook




July 19, 2020

Message: Justice and God's People

Scripture: James 2:1-13


Communion will be served at both services.


9:00 am & 11:00 am in the FUMC Sanctuary

(seating is limited so please call the church office to

reserve your spot! 660-582-4821)

10:00 am - streamed on Facebook



July 26, 2020

Message: Jesus and Justice

Scripture: Matthew 9:35-38


Bring Your Own Communion Elements: water, juice, bread, crackers, whatever you desire and it will be blessed.

9:00 am in the FUMC Parking Lot (bring you chairs and an umbrella, for shade)

Rain contingency plan: worship will be in the sanctuary at 9:00 am

10:00 am - streamed on Facebook


JULY 2020 WORSHIP SERIES: LET JUSTICE ROLL

PRACTICAL ACTIONS FOR RACIAL JUSTICE


Let justice roll like a river and righteousness like a never ending stream. Amos 5:24


What does the Lord your God require of you but to love mercy, 

act justly and walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8


In Luke 10, the Good Samaritan crosses the street to get closer to the one who was wounded and in need of care. The priest and lay leader, both part of the religious community, cross the street to avoid the wounded one. What will we at First United Methodist, Maryville do? How can WE cross the street together to stand for justice for our brothers and sisters?


We are committed to offering practical options for acting for justice each Sunday of this worship series. Below are some options. Please let us know your ideas.


“Art for Justice” workshop on Saturday July 25, 12:30-2:30 PM, no cost. Hosted by Chris Komorech and Wendy Deering-Poynter at NWMSU Wesley Center. We will gather to faith collage using scriptures, imagery and powerful quotes by people like Martin Luther King Jr, followed by conversation about our experience. 


Read for Justice. We can seek understanding of minority communities through  reading books like White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo or How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi. If you would like to be in a four week reading discussion group, please call the church office to let us know. 


Spirituality and Action website: spiritualityandaction.com. Rev. Dr. Katherine Godby, an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister has created a website that fosters contemplation and reflection and Christ-like action for justice. Spirituality and action go hand in hand. We cannot expect to transform the world if we are not willing to be transformed ourselves.


Northwest Missouri State University department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers a list of thought provoking movies, books, and videos we will make available. Two places to hear from NWMSU students of color are #[email protected] or #[email protected] 


~ Rev. Wendy Deering-Poynter