Dundee United Methodist Church
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Where God's Love Is Real

The Pastor's Corner

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“Don’t be afraid.” It is one of the most repeated instructions in the Bible. In fact, it appears over 140 times. Fear is an emotion that shapes us. It helps us to stay alive in dangerous and difficult situations. Fear can also cripple us when we allow it to immobilize us. Over the next couple of months we are going to be exploring how we can face our fears. We will use Adam Hamilton’s new book “Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times” as our guide.  
Please join us Sunday mornings for this sermon series during worship in June and July. In addition, all three of our adult Sunday School classes will come together for the video series by Hamilton. On July 29th we will have a special Witness Sunday so you can share how you have faced your fears and accepted God’s challenge to live with courage and hope in the difficult times of your life. 
Adam Hamilton shares this helpful way to deal with our fears with courage and hope.
Face your fears with faith.
Examine your assumptions in the light of the facts.
Attack your anxieties with action.
Release your cares to God. 
Grace and peace, Pastor Sharon 
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine.  Isaiah 43:1 (NRSV)