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To Get to the Promised Land, You Must Go Through the Wilderness! SERIES To Get to the Promised Land, You Must Go Through the Wilderness!

June 25, 2017
Rev. Dennis Deeter
NT: Matthew 10:24-39

Be Like the Men of Issachar SERIES Be Like the Men of Issachar

June 18, 2017
Rev. Dennis Deeter
OT: 1 Chronicles 12:32

I Believe in Grace...Sometimes SERIES I Believe in Grace...Sometimes

June 11, 2017
Pastor James Toole
NT #1: John 3:16-17
Nt #2: Ephesians…

Rivers of Living Water SERIES Rivers of Living Water

June 4, 2017
Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Jacob C. Williams, Jr.
OT:…


Series

To Get to eh Promised Land, You Must Go Through the Wilderness!

Pastor Dennis Deeter help us to understand our walk with God.

Be Like the Men of Issachar

Our own Rev. Dennis Deeter challenges us with an Old Testament scripture rarely heard from the pulpit in this Father's Day message.

I Believe in Grace...Sometimes

Guest speaker, Pastor James Toole, explains God's gift of grace and how we can experience grace in our own lives.

Pentecost Sunday

In this, Pastor Jacob's last sermon with our church family, we are encouraged to experience the abundance of what God has to give to us.

Ready to Leave the Desert?

Rev. Lowell Black challenges us to leave the "dry desert" of our faith and to renew ourselves in Christ.

The Lectionary Sermon Series

Pastor Jacob's Final Sermon Series at Valpo FUMC.

Past, Present, Future.

Rex Richards, Church Council Chairman, addresses steps being taken as we look toward the future.

24 Hours That Changed the World

Sermon series based on the book "24 Hours That Changed the World" by Adam Hamilton

Get A (Kingdom) Life!

Dr. Reggie McNeal, Kingdom Leadership Specialist, covers a topic from his book, "Kingdom Come".

Love to Stay

Interactive sermon series, for everyone married OR single dealing with issues of sex, grace, and commitment.

Radical Hospitality

This is not a part of any sermon series.

It's Time to be Baptized

January 8, 2017 - Not a part of a series.

State of the Church Address 2017

A pastor's report on what we've accomplished and what is planned for our future.

2016 Christmas Day Message

A Christmas message from December 25, 2016

2016 Christmas Eve Message

Christmas Eve 2016 Message

When God Comes Down

Advent Sermon Series 2016

Christ the King Sunday

A stand-alone message, not part of a series.

Being spiritually Prepared

This is a stand alone sermons, not a part of a series

What Is the Question and the Answer?

A stand-alone sermon - not part of a series.

Stewardship 2016

"It's About God . . . A Season of Thanksgiving"

The Story of Jesus: A Compassionate Spiritual Journey

Sermon Series: The Story of Jesus: A Compassionate Spiritual Journey

Psalms of Summer

This sermon series runs through the month of August, 2016

Always New

This sermon by Pastor Karen Altergott Roberts is a single sermon, not a part of a series.

How God Changes the World

A message from our Pastor of Visitation, Rev. Dennis Deeter.

Don't Worry. Be Happy.

A stand-alone sermon, not a part of a series.

FUMC Youth Camp Testimonials

The Youth of FUMC share their personal experiences upon returning from Youth Camp.

Rejoice in the Past, Reach for the Future

2016 Capital Campaign

Improve Your Self-Esteem

Not a part of a series, this message gives us insight about who we are in Christ.

The Acid Test of Discipleship

Guest speaker Dr. Philip Amerson, President Emeritus of Garret

Jesus, Life Coach - Part 2

Part 2 of a continuing series from September 2015.

Jesus' Generous Offer

Message from Rev. Deeter, Pastor of Visitation

Easter Sunday 2016

Sermon from our 2016 Easter Service on March 27, 2016

Maundy Thursday 2016

Message given during our 2016 Maundy Thursday service.

2016 Lenten Sermon Series

Follow along with First United Methodist in Valparaiso for this all-church Lenten devotional.

Do you really believe it is Good News?

Rev. Lowell asks if we REALLY believe.

Healthy Relationships

New Sermon Series to start the New Year.

State of the Church 2016

What did we accomplish in 2015? Where are we going in 2016?

The First Carols of Christmas

A sermon series based on some of the most beloved Christmas music.

Always Be Thankful

Rev. Deeter speaks on having a grateful heart.

Learn to Listen

Pastor Jacob speaks on learning to listen to that still, small voice.

CIA: Christians in Action

We can do more TOGETHER than we can do on our OWN (based on Ecclesiastes 4)

Faith for a Lifetime

The theme of this message deals with aging, generations and faith.

Jesus, Life Coach

A Look at Success from a Christian Perspective

Struggles of the Christian Journey

A single message by Rev. Deeter

Life Can Begin Again (Sermons on the Mount)

Based on the 5th chapter in Matthew, Pastor Jacob walks us through the Sermons on the Mount, showing us how they pertain to our lives today.

Youth - Camp Testimonies

July 5, 2015
Several Youth Camp attenders share their testimonies about their camp experience.

Revival

Series based on Adam Hamilton's book, Revival
Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Jacob C. Williams, Jr.

Called or Ordained?

Who's ministry is it?
May 31, 2015 Rev. Lowell Black

The Work of the Holy Spirit

Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Jacob C. Williams, Jr.

You Are Called!

Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Jacob C. Williams, Jr. May 17, 2015. Not part of a series

Chosen and Appointed

Message from Mother's Day, 2015 Not part of a series.

Why? Making Sense of God's Will (Adam Hamilton)

Why do bad things happen to good people?

Forgiveness-Finding Peace Through Letting Go

Letting go through forgiveness will help us live our lives in a more freeing way.

I Have to Do What?!?!

Do Christians have expectations with which they need to follow?

The Secret Behind the Greatest Commandment

We will research what the Greatest Commandment is actually trying to get us to do.

We've Come This Far by Faith - An Understanding of our Journey

December 28, 2014
How far have we come so far this year? Where are we going? Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Jacob C. Williams, Jr. explains.

Let's Talk About Jesus (an Advent Series)

November 30 - December 24, 2014
How does the birth of Jesus pertain to us today?

Living Within, A Sermon Series

September 7 - October 5, 2014
What is your spiritual destiny? According to the Bible, who are you?

Matthew Speaks: Sermon Series from the Lectionary

July 20 - August 10, 2014
Get familiar with a personal account of Jesus given by the apostle Matthew.

Dare to Dream Series

June 1 - July 13, 2014
Based on the book by Mike Slaughter