Rochester United Methodist Church’s Pastor Heather Sparkman delivers lively sermons that include participation from her flock.
On June 5, 2016, Pastor Sparkman spoke about 2 Corinthians 4:7-15. She discussed how people are like simple clay pots with a hidden treasure inside.
Here are Pastor Sparkman’s thoughtful words –
Rochester United Methodist Church is at 18206 Corvallis Street, Rochester. Each Sunday’s service is preceded by a free breakfast, and services include both contemporary and traditional music.
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RUMC also has programs for children, adult Bible studies, and does outreach in the community.
Click here to see RUMC’s website, which includes more videos of Pastor Sparkman’s weekly sermons, along a sermon by Pastor Golden Neal.
RUMC has also started “Candlewood Ministries” in Centralia’s Candlewood Apartments at 1322 Harrison Avenue. Twice a month, Candlewood Ministries has an informal service with singing and sharing. The services end with a potluck.
Click here to learn more about Candlewood Ministries.
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Simple life, superfood diet of Lapland’s Sami people
Lapland is a cultural region that spans the arctic areas of Finland, Norway, Sweden, and the northwest tip of mainland Russia.
Traditional Laplanders are called the Sami people. Many of them still live the way their ancestors did, herding reindeer that forage across the wide arctic expanse for lichens in the winter and green plants in the summer.
The Sami lifestyle is simple and peaceful. The diet is rich in an array of superfoods.
The Sami people rely on reindeer for their very existence. They eat reindeer meat, use the milk for cheese, and the skins for clothing, blankets, and shelter. They create tools and decorations from the bones and antlers.
The Sami also use reindeer as pack and harness animals. Even the Lapland police use reindeer! In arctic weather, reindeer are more reliable than motorized vehicles or other animals.
All reindeer are considered domesticated in Lapland. Reindeer hunting is illegal.
In this two minute video, a young Sami reindeer herder explains the connection he feels to his reindeer: