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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

    Parking available at the church

    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, Peter Ladenheim - Student Ministries Assistant

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With Independence Day having just passed, I can't help but think about the idea of freedom. There have been many times in my own life where I've stumbled into the mindset of "I can't do this because I'm a Christian." Recently a friend of mine who had just accepted Christ asked, "So can I not do this anymore now that I'm a Christian?" I thought about this for a little while and realized that the question he asked is one that a lot of us still find ourselves asking from time to time. The truth is there are things that, as followers of Christ, we shouldn't be doing. But it's not for the sake of being obedient to some religious law; in fact, Jesus himself said that He came to set us free from the law of sin and death. The real reason that God wants us to be obedient is because in obedience is freedom from the addiction to sin. The Bible even admits that sin is fun for a season, but in the end sin brings nothing but death into our lives. So, as I reflected on that question again, my answer to my friend was somewhat simple: "It's not about what you are or are not allowed to do. It's about the freedom you have to overcome that sin in your life and not be enslaved to it any longer." It is for freedom that we've been set free.

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