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  • Manhasset

    Manhasset Campus

    Sunday Services

     9:00am, 10:30am & 12:00pm

    Location

    626 Plandome Road
    Manhasset, New York 11030

    Lead Pastor

    Jim Owens

  • Syosset

    Syosset Campus

    Sunday Services

    9:30am and 11:15am

    Parking available at the church

    Location

    178 Cold Spring Road
    Syosset, New York 11791

    Lead Pastor

    Jerry O'Sullivan

  • Westbury

    Westbury Campus

    Sunday Services

    Sunday 9:30 & 11:15 at 11 Powells Lane.
    (meeting at Ban Suk Korean UMC)

    Location

    11 Powells Ln
    Old Westbury, New York 11568

    Lead Pastor

    Gregg Farah

  • Manhasset

    Manhasset Campus

    Sunday Services

     9:00am, 10:30am & 12:00pm

    Location

    626 Plandome Road
    Manhasset, New York 11030

    Lead Pastor

    Jim Owens

  • Syosset

    Syosset Campus

    Sunday Services

    9:30am and 11:15am

    Parking available at the church

    Location

    178 Cold Spring Road
    Syosset, New York 11791

    Lead Pastor

    Jerry O'Sullivan

  • Westbury

    Westbury Campus

    Sunday Services

    Sunday 9:30 & 11:15 at 11 Powells Lane.
    (meeting at Ban Suk Korean UMC)

    Location

    11 Powells Ln
    Old Westbury, New York 11568

    Lead Pastor

    Gregg Farah

Reflections

Reflection, Joe Varghese - Elder

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Imagine leaving your most familiar surroundings. Could you leave all the things that are precious behind and just... go? Picture yourself headed for an unknown place. This is exactly what Abram (later known as Abraham) was called to do in Genesis 12: 1-4.  In verse 1 we read: “The Lord had said to Abram, ‘Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.’” Without questioning God, we read in verse 4, “…so Abram went!” At first glance you may be overwhelmed reading this - focus on verses 2 and 3 as we see God outlining his tremendous blessing and promise for Abraham. “And I will make of thee a great nation; I will bless thee and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing.  I will bless them that bless thee.” When God tells us to do something unconventional, He is not in the business of making us feel hopeless, lost, or lonely. God worked His reconciliation through Abraham and his descendants. God continues to work His blessing through us, so  you would experience His goodness and that you would be able to bless others. Just like Abram, would you today increase your faith, hear His voice, trust and obey?

 

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Reflection, Jeff Benz - Elder

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In our church’s walk through the book of Philippians we are about up to the part that says, “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.”  I like that verse and find it easy to agree with when it’s just me, God, and my armchair.  When I’m at work dealing with an unreasonable and demanding client it’s another story.  For me, that’s when it becomes important (and particularly difficult) to remember those words.  I think it’s helpful to keep in mind that we live in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, so we won’t be surprised by it. Also, remember that shining is worthwhile. Even when the world doesn’t seem to notice it or give you credit for it, God sees and is pleased. 

 

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