Sermon Series: April 27 - June 15!
The stories of Genesis have long fascinated people and they have also long been the subject of plenty of debate. The arguments about creation and evolution, the search for Noah’s Ark, and the origins of humanity are just some of the subjects from Genesis that find their way into the popular media. The problem, however, is that we often look at Genesis through our 21st century vision without trying to understand what the stories meant to their first hearers. Since Genesis is a foundational book for the rest of the Bible, it’s important for us to see it as it was meant to be seen—as the beginning of the story of God’s good creation, the tragedy of humanity’s fall, and the launching of God’s great rescue mission for the world.
Join us for this 8-week journey into the world of Genesis as we explore the depth of the story and go beyond the debates. As we follow the story, we’ll ask two important questions: What did the stories mean to those who first told the story, and what do they mean for us today? In the end we’ll learn that this story is our story—the story of God and the story of humanity. Here’s the schedule:
- April 27 - Creation: God Builds a Temple
- May 4 - Humanity: Up the Wrong Tree
- May 11 - Flood: Noah and the Ark
- May 18 - Babel: Making a Name for Ourselves
- May 25 - Covenant: On the Road with Abraham
- June 1 - Sacrifice: The Altar of Faith
- June 8 - Israel: Running for Home
- June 15 - Forgiveness: Joseph’s 50:20 Vision
Date: Wednesday, April 23 Scripture: John 1:1-5, 14 Verse: He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. (John 1:2-3a) “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but … Continue reading →
Date: Tuesday, April 22 Scripture: Psalm 104:24-35 Verse: May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works (Psalm 104:31) When Diane and I visited Colorado for the first time, contemplating moving here to become part … Continue reading →
Pastor Bob Kaylor
Pastor Joe Iovino
NorthGate United Methodist Congregation held its first worship service on March 10, 1991, in an abandoned truck stop at Exit 158 and Baptist Road. The service was conducted by the Rev. Don Bloor, the organizing pastor. We were chartered as a United Methodist Fellowship on August 11, 1991.
Three years later, on March 10, 1994, we were forced to move, because the truck stop was sold to Brookhart's Building Centers. Two area churches offered to church-share with us. The offer to move to the Church at Woodmoor was accepted by the Fellowship, since they were willing to let us use their church building on Sunday afternoons. We met for worship and Sunday School from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. each Sunday. In time, the desire to move worship to the morning hour was instrumental in the congregation seeking another location for the church
Rev. Dr. Bob Kaylor is a native western Pennsylvanian, born in Pittsburgh and raised in and around Slippery Rock, PA. He earned a BA in History from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1986, was commissioned as an Infantry officer in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard through Army ROTC in 1984, and served in the 28th Infantry Division.Read more...
Joe is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, and writer serving as Associate Pastor of Tri-Lakes United Methodist Church. Joe has a passion for making sure people know that Jesus loves them. He firmly believes that living life in the Kingdom of God is the best way to live. As a sojourner on a spiritual adventure, Joe has a way of finding God in the strangest of places.