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Answering the Call - The life of discipleship is all about answering the call. We first answer this call when we start our journey of faith. The life of any disciple begins when we first answer the call of Jesus, to come and follow him. As we live our life of discipleship, we answer the call time and time again. I was baptized as Read More
Leadership Institute - From September 26th till the 28th, I was blessed to attend the Leadership Institute at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City. It was an added blessing to be able to take a portion of oar church staff. Melanie Schroder (Church Secretary) and Summer DeLavan (Children's Director & Wee Care) were also able to make the trip. Read More
blog Hassle or God Thing? - Last weekend, the "Check engine" light came on in Laura's car. Big hassle, right? It always a big ordeal to take your car in for service or to call a plumber or electrician for your house. While I am very grateful to all of those who "Come and save the day," I don't really know anyone who looks forward to Read More
E-News Post - Good Day Church Family,  This Sunday is going to be a busy but fun day in the life of the church, so I hope that you are making plans to be here. First, we have our usual schedule for Sunday School and Worship at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. receptively. After worship, at 11:00 a.m. we will have our All Read More
blog Looking Towards Annual Conference - When I first began in the ministry, one of my mentor pastors told me how big of an ordeal going to Annual Conference was. Back when he started in the ministry, everyone lived in a furnished parsonage, so you would leave for Annual Conference not knowing if you were coming back. He said that every year you would pack up Read More
blog We are Easter People - We have made it through the busy Easter season as a church family. We had wonderful worship services in Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. We also had a very successful Easter Egg Hunt, and I don’t think that the weather could have been any better. It was an absolutely beautiful day! I do want to thank everyone who Read More
From the Pastor From the Pastor: March 2017 - Pastor Zack: Second Chances Lent begins on March 1, 2017 this year. We will of course have our Ash Wednesday service that evening at 7:00 p.m, but the following Sunday we will begin a new sermon series on "Second Chances." Through the 5 Sundays in Lent building up to Palm Sunday, we will look at several people in the Bible Read More
Pastor Zack Landis From the Pastor: February 2017 - The Mind Reading Dog When I was just starting out in ministry, one of my mentors had the most remarkable dog. His name was Winston. He was a purebred King Charles Cavalier. They received Winston when he was retired from an award winning career as a show dog. His training was impeccable. My mentor could "crate" and Winston would stop Read More
Welcome Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Howe! - Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Howe! I am so happy that YOU ended up on our website today! I hope that YOU find what you are looking for here and that we get to see you on a Sunday soon! Please know that you are NEVER required to know anything or do anything or be perfect or anything Read More