Sunday Themes and Sermon Archive

At Ashland Methodist we love to bring stories into the heart of our worship. We break the year into sermon and teaching series, each series lasting a month to 6 weeks.  Our series for October explores the idea of Abundance. Using the stories of the loaves and the fishes, and other stories of sea-side abundance in the bible, we seek to better understand how God leads us toward Abundance in our lives. 


More about the series and sermon archive below:

  • lOAVES AND fISHES

    Jesus has a lot to say about what the kingdom of God looks like. There are particular stories where Jesus demonstrates these teachings, one of the most memorable is called 'the feeding of the 5000,' or, 'the miracle of the Loaves and the fishes.' In this story, Jesus is moved to compassion on seeing the thousands who have followed him to the sea shore, and who lack food or water for their next meal. By taking a small provision of just 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish, Jesus blesses the food and, miraculously, not only are all fed, but there are many baskets of food left over. 

  • sunday school

    There is nothing more fun for kids than getting to transport yourself into a story! For October the children will explore the story of the Loaves and Fishes in art and story. They will also learn about how Abundance can be part of their lives by participating in and leading a coin drive. How meager one small coin can seem! But when there are many coins, they can be used to do much good. To Jesus's disciples, a few loaves and fish seemed very meager as well.  But by the spirit of Abundance, Jesus fed the multitude.

  • Contemplative Service

    On the second Sunday of the month, this October 8th, we hold a contemplative service from 9am to 9:45am in the sanctuary. This service includes some music and contemplative readings, as well as silent prayer and Holy Communion. Our table is an open table. All are welcome to this service.