We invite you to enjoy a previously recorded radio ministry as heard on WYSL Radio; AM 1040 & 92.1 FM. To get started, click or tap Download Service below. There is also an accompanying bulletin.
"It's Not Magic" with Pastors Mary Martin and Kim Ferrel. Originally broadcast 07/19/15. Kim and Willis have baby Jack baptized. Mary speaks on the sacrament of baptism and it's special meaning with children, a relationship with God and each other that grows with us through life. Also, musical selections from Godspell, the ACS summer musical to be performed in our church due to school construction.
"A Church for All" with Pastor Natalie Bowerman. Originally broadcast 10/07/18. What does it look like to honor all diversity? How do we honor the uniqueness of each individual and yet unite together through what we have in common?
"The Greater Call" with Pastor Greg Franklin. Originally broadcast 02/05/12. What are you passionate about? How do you serve? What is the message when circumstances force us to slow down and reevaluate? What are the opportunities?
"Prayer: Never Give Up" with Pastor Kim Ferrel. Originally broadcast 10/16/16. First in a series of weekly sermons on the meaning and importance of prayer in our lives. Kim also touches upon the extra-special need for prayer in an election season.
"Pop the Clutch" with Pastor DJ Robinson. Originally broadcast 6/25/17. Ever feel like your life is stalled, your battery running low? Pastor DJ offers a very funny and inspirational encouragement of how to get your motor running again!
Living Son Special Service originally broadcast 08/31/14. Favorite selections from our men's choral group with inspirational messages from the guys interspersed. (No bulletin.)
"Why Bother?" Pastor Larry Beman guest-preaches one year ago on 09/08/19. Being a Christian and following in the path of Jesus can be a lot of work, sometimes, and involve much sacrifice. Larry asks, "Why bother?" And then shares how he answers that question for himself. (Also, much reminiscing of former congregants.)
"Go and Make Disciples, Matthew 28:19" together with Geneseo at Long Point Park on September 9th, 2018. Pastor Keith Griswold of Geneseo shares the message with Pastor Natalie Bowerman. Our combined choirs and combined congregations share a memorable time of worship together.
“Love Your enemies? Are You Kidding Me!” with Pastor Marvin Kreiger. Originally broadcast 02/24/19. Pretty much what it sounds like!
“Climbing a Mountain” with David Jacobus. Originally broadcast 03/08/20. We all have challenges, personal mountains of concern, frustration, or fear as part of daily life. To surmount these mountains, we need to create a path through patience and prayer, trust in God, and guidance of the Holy Spirit. (Note, this was the second-to-last worship service recorded prior to Covid mandates.)
“Things We Trip Over” with Pastor Natalie Bowerman. Originally broadcast 01/28/18. “Following Jesus” is a complicated issue. There are thousands of different churches interpreting what this means. We need to focus on the things we have in common, love of God and love of each other.
“God’s Gardeners” with J.J. Warren at the combined 08/12/18 tent service with Central Presbyterian. We are created to take care of the world, we are God’s gardeners. Cultivation means people, as well as land. This is our mission field, to grow a better world together.
“Where the Rubber Meets the Road” with Pastor DJ Robinson. Originally broadcast 04/23/17. DJ shares that each of us is a miracle of God through having Jesus in our lives. So how do we share the great riches we have through this relationship, with others?
“Passing Through the Rage” with Pastor Marvin Kreiger. Originally broadcast 02/03/19. How do we feel when our expectations of others fall short? How do we move through and beyond our anger when others fail us? Plus, the Geneseo UMC Choir joins us!
“Practicing Discipleship” with Paul Brown. Originally broadcast 01/22/17. Paul fills in for Pastor Kim (who was not feeling well) to deliver a wonderful message on how we are to interpret the call to be disciples of God in the present times.
“Peace, Not War! New Jerusalem” with Pastor Mia. Originally broadcast 11/17/19. Where do we find peace in the midst of what is going on? We need to trust God, no matter what! God wants us to live in peace.
“Let it God” with Pastor Jennifer Streeter. Originally broadcast 07/03/16. It’s easy to get worn down by circumstances (and others) when we are under constant situational pressure. How do we let it go? Plus twin trombones with the Lewis Brothers!
“Half Truths, Part Three: God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle” with Pastor Natalie Bowerman. Originally broadcast 05-06-18. Another part of Pastor Natalie's series that speaks to the challenges facing us today.
“Half Truths, Part One: Everything Happens for a Reason” with Pastor Natalie Bowerman. Originally broadcast 04-22-18. The first of Pastor Natalie’s series of familiar Christian concepts that become part of our belief system through being anecdotal, rather than based on Methodist teachings.
“God Leads Us Through the Wilderness” with Pastor Douglas Wilson. Originally broadcast 01-11-15. Unfamiliar territory can seem like wilderness to us. How do we get through challenges that leave us feeling lost?
“Come, Spirit Come” with Pastor Kim Ferrel. Originally broadcast Pentecost Sunday, 05/15/16. An appropriate and timely message for any Sunday of the year
“Living by Faith- Difficult” with Pastor Mary Martin. Originally broadcast 10/30/16. Sometimes it can be especially difficult to keep our faith during trying events. Pastor Mary teaches us how and encourages the journey.
“Things No One Knows” with Pastor Natalie Bowerman. Originally broadcast 12/03/17. Does the virus foreshadow “End Times?” Pastor Natalie discusses Christian views of apocalyptic events and what our UMC teaches about the return of Jesus. (Plus, more Christmas music!)
“A Good Cry” with Pastor DJ Robinson. Originally broadcast 12/04/16. A “DJ Presentation” on how sometimes when feeling overwhelmed by life, the most powerful thing we can do for our mental health and spiritual enrichment is to “Have a Good Cry!” (Plus, Christmas music!)
"Be Made Clean" with Pastor Kim Ferrel. Originally broadcast 02/12/12. Kim delivers a moving first-person narrative of "The Healing of the Leper" and how the power of Christ can make us clean and healthy in God and with others, no matter our circumstances.
"We Can Make a Difference" with Pastor Hector Rivera. Originally broadcast 11/13/16. Hector shares an overview and personal accounts of how we can better hear and respond to God's call in our lives, especially during changing times and developing opportunities.
“God is Calling Us: Seven Holy Habits” with Don Mastin and other members of our men’s fellowship leading the service. Originally broadcast 03/13/16. The men take turns examining healthy Christian habits and how these can lead to a more enriching relationship with God’s calling in our individual lives.
“Wilderness Experience” with Pastor Mary Martin. Originally broadcast 02/22/15. Highlights include the worship service led by our UMW and a timely message from Mary about reevaluating what is truly important a-midst ongoing challenges and sacrifice.
“We Can Get Up” with Pastor DJ Robinson. Originally broadcast Easter Sunday 04/16/17. A spirited message of encouragement that no matter how bad things seem, we can still get to, and stay on our feet with Christian Empowerment through our God.
“A Service of Palms” with Pastor Kim Ferrel. Originally broadcast on Palm Sunday 03/24/13. Highlights include a Passion musical production by Paul Brown that shares the talents of Paul, Gladys Iler, Phillip Iler, and Heather Arnold.
"Living Water" with Pastor Kim Ferrel. Originally broadcast 3/27/11, the first program of our radio ministry! Highlights include the Geneseo UMC choir joining us, and a narrative production by Paul Brown, Gladys Iler, and Kim of "The Woman at the Well".