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Debra Jene Collum
United Methodist Clergy--Elder--Birdwatcher--Gardener--Grandmother
United Methodist Clergy--Elder--Birdwatcher--Gardener--Grandmother

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Through the Work of the Holy Spirit
Acts 2 May 7, 2017 Rev. Debra Jene Collum Chatfield UMC So I have been bragging on this congregation in all sorts of
places recently. At Diversity Council and Mayo events. At clergy gatherings. At
casual conversations with friends. I tell them about all the...

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Is It Christian?
This week I was privileged to be a part of an interfaith panel at Charter House in Rochester. Charter House is an adult senior living facility that caters to well off seniors. According to Chaplain Rachel Hanson, many of the residents are involved in the co...

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Thomas the Believer
John 20: 19 Thomas Chatfield UMC April 23, 2017 Rev. Debra Jene Collum Let’s look at the disciple Thomas today; whom we often refer
to as the doubter, based on this one passage alone. But we have to be careful
when we make assumptions about truth based on o...

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And He Truly Does Walks With Me
Easter 2017 John 20:1-18 Chatfield UMC Rev. Debra Jene Collum The daffodils in the parsonage gardens started blooming last
week. I thought they might get snowed on. And I was worried about them the
night we had a hard rain that felt more like hail. But thei...

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What Does Resurrection Mean? To YOU?
John 11:1–45 Chatfield UMC Rev. Debra Jene Collum April 2, 2017 The story of Lazarus is
always a hard one. What does it mean for us? It is a great story. And one of
those miracles that you wonder about. I can’t tell you the number of bible
studies I have be...

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Amazing Grace
John 9, 1-41 March 26, 2017 Chatfield UMC Rev. Debra Jene Collum Who knows what hymn these words are from: ‘was blind, but
now I see’ Of course, these words of this hymn: Amazing Grace come
directly from our Gospel this morning. And I love how these words f...

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John 3:16: The Verse Everyone Knows. But Do We?
John 3:16 Chatfield UMC 2 nd Lent, 2017 Rev. Debra Jene Collum John 3:16. The verse everyone knows. We see this verse John 3:16 draped in some of the most
strangest of places: on the risers at sporting events. On T-shirts, Tattoos, and
of course on Rainbow ...

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We Turned Away and Our Love Failed, But....
1 st Lent 2017 Matthew 5, 2017 Temptation of Jesus Chatfield UMC Rev. Debra Jene Collum There is one thing about following the seasons of the church
year along with our regular lives. Of coming here together in worship on a
regular basis, living together th...

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Glory Will Not Save Us
Sunday Matthew
17: 1-9 Rev.
Debra Jene Collum Chatfield
UMC February
29, 2017 We often
will read and talk about that thin veil that separates this world from the
next. The visitors that we have in our gardens to help us re connect with a los...

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Love Has No Limits; At Least for God
Matthew 5,38-48 Chatfield United Methodist Church February 19, 2017 Rev. Debra Jene Collum Our words of preparation this
morning begin: God whose love knows no limits and whose embrace extends to all,
God whose love knows no limits and whose embrace extends...
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