Orangethorpe United Methodist Church:
This is a page where we'll give our pastors free rein to expound on whatever subjects they wish...
- John R. McFarland:
- Black Friday, which Parson John posted on his Facebook page on Thanksgiving Day 2017. NEW NOV 2017
- The message with which Parson John kicks off a membership drive which will not only incorporate new believers in the body of our church, but will also invite existing members to renew their vows.
- Parson John's November 2016 report on Spanglish Camp
- Parson John's sermon of July 3, 2016, entitled No King but Jesus
- John celebrates 40 years of ministry
- John's sermon, which he delivered July 5, 2015, entitled My Prayer is not "God Bless America", But "America Let's Bless God"
- Be sure to read In the Word Daily, which appears in English (page 1) y en español (página 2) in the Midsummer 2014 edition of THE NET, published soon after John's arrival at OUMC.
- John's biography in English
- Biografía de Juan en español
- Dennis Adlof is well-known to most of us here at Orangethorpe. Dennis grew up in our church before being ordained as a United Methodist minister. He recently retired from the ministry, and delivered this sermon at OUMC, while filling the pulpit in John's absence:
Our pastora latina, Teresa Santillana, wrote an excellent article entitled "Seeking Jesus Among the Living / Buscar a Jesús entre los vivos", which appeared in the May 2003 issue of the Latino Ministry's newspaper La Red. That issue also contains a brief biography of Nedda Soriano, who is still active at OUMC.
- Vernon Story: Pastor Vern moved into our neighborhood and joined our church upon his retirement from the ministry. He took a very active part in OUMC until health concerns prevented his continued participation. Vernon passed away in May 2015.
- Tom Tran:
- An addendum to Tom's September 8, 2013, sermon entitled Jesus Wants Followers, Not Fans, which he asked the liturgist to read
- A sermon of Tom's which we found especially inspiring, delivered June 30, 2013, entitled Freedom, Not Free!
- Since September 2011, Tom has written a regular article for the OUMC monthly newsletter. Look for Tran's Mission in THE NET!
- Tom's sermons are anything but boring, and often he grabs our attention at the beginning of a sermon with such bits of humor as his Thanksgiving and Christmas Quizzes
- In honor of the arrival of 2013, Tom found a list of the top ten New Year's Resolutions, which he used in his Sunday sermon
- Tom's biography
- Sergio Camacho:
- Page 9 of the July 2013 NET includes a bilingual article by Sergio entitled I choose to listen to my heart...
- Tom Griffith:
- Teresa Santillana:
During her stay at OUMC, Pastora Teresa wrote a number of articles for its Latino Ministry's newsletter, LA RED. The articles are available in both English and Spanish. Se puede leer los artículos en inglés y en español.
- Louise Fairweathre-Baxter:
- Frank Finkbiner:
OUMC's first pastor's obituary, which we found at the Cal-Pac annual conference site
- Articles by our former pastors may be found throughout OUMC's newsletter, THE NET, issues of which are available on line from as far back as February 2002.
- Each month, we'll feature here an article which one of our past pastors wrote...
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