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    Manhasset Campus

    Sunday Services

     9:00am, 10:30am & 12:00pm

    Location

    626 Plandome Road
    Manhasset, New York 11030

    Lead Pastor

    Jim Owens

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    Syosset Campus

    Sunday Services

    9:30am and 11:15am

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    Location

    178 Cold Spring Road
    Syosset, New York 11791

    Lead Pastor

    Jerry O'Sullivan

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    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

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Reflection - Corey Johnson, Teaching Pastor - April 30, 2017

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When I consider our new series, “Praying Like Jesus”, I immediately feel deficient because Jesus’ prayers were effective. When Jesus prayed people were healed, lives were changed, and families were restored.  But my view of prayer is limited if I think it’s only about getting results. Prayer is about relationship.

As you know, it is difficult, if not impossible, to build any meaningful relationship without communication. Communication is not only the exchange of information but is also a means through which we open our inner lives to the ones we trust. If this is true of our earthly relationships then it is definitely true of our relationship with God.  In prayer, we open our inner lives to God and invite him into those areas of our heart that has remained closed to even some of our closest friends—those areas of uncertainty, disappointment, pain, and failures. Jesus prayed for miracles and he prayed in times of anxiety and doubt, so should we.  God’s desire is to make you whole, but you need to invite him into those areas of brokenness, so today, let’s begin “Praying Like Jesus”. 

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Reflection, Corey Johnson

Last week over 120 million Americans went to the polls to cast their vote for their nominee to be the next president. Many thought that Hillary Clinton would easily run away with this election, but as the polls closed Tuesday night, the unthinkable became the probable and the probable became a reality as we awoke to the news that Donald Trump had become our 45th president. Walking into my office the following morning, I could tell who voted for whom and it reminded me of what Pastor Steve said in last Sunday’s service.  Regardless of who won, a lot of people would be disappointed on Wednesday morning. As followers of Jesus Christ, there are two things we can do. The first is pray. We are instructed to pray for those in leadership, that they lead with wisdom, integrity and compassion. The second… trust God. In these uncertain times, we tend to focus on an individual to bring about change and peace, but the Bible reminds us that the peace we need can only be found by trusting in Jesus.  So today, let me encourage you to pray for our leaders and trust God.  I don’t know what the future holds, but I choose to trust in a benevolent God who will work all things according to His will and plan.

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