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“A Most Wonderful Love Story…and MORE” February 20, 2022 online Worship

Join in worship and communion with the church family! We often refer to this special time together as concentrated loving. Viewers tune in Saturdays or Sundays to hear the pre-recorded service.

On Sunday, February 20, 2022, Rev. Jim Mishler will be sharing from the book of Ruth. This small Old Testament book is only 4 brief chapters. But it tells a story full of tragedy, delight and power. Some preachers see “loyalty” as the writer’s key theme. But we’ll look deeper into its message to discover why it was important enough to be included in the Hebrew Scriptures and why its also important for us modern-day Christians. “Martin Thielen is a United Methodist pastor, author and blogger,” states Rev. Mishler, “who recently said, “I once wrote a book entitled ‘What’s The Least You Can Believe and Still Be A Christian?’ I thought about write a sequel entitled, ‘What’s The Least You Can do and still Be a Christian.’ But then I realized it would be a very short book, only 4 words: Love a loving life.” ”

We are a faith community deeply rooted in the teachings of Jesus by celebrating God, Life and the Arts; calling and action for justice; engaging persons of all sexual and affectional orientations and gender identities; and welcoming diversity across spiritual, racial, cultural, generational, or cultural lines. Contact us by email at or phone (916)446-5025. Our Facebook page is at FirstUMCSac. We are located at 2100 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816. To donate, mail checks or text “GIVE” to (916)252-4460 or visit In-person style Sunday worship services have resumed at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. with Facebook Live streaming at the 9:30 a.m. service.

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