W E L C O M E  TO 
 
Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church!
 
 

We are simply ordinary people exploring, digging and continually discovering that there is far more to life following Jesus Christ, sharing our lives together, and bringing hope to others. We have learned from experience that nothing is more energizing and fulfilling than serving God with friends!

We Believe we were made for more, and so were you!

 

JOIN US this Sunday at 8:15 and 10:45 am!

 
 
 
W H A T   W E   D O 

Mission, Strategy, Vision

 

Our Mission

 
Inspire All People
to become Fully-Devoted Followers of Jesus.
 
 
 
 
 

Our Journey

We know God calls us together to do and to be something greater than ourselves.
  • Pursue a Christ-Centered Life
  • Build Intentional Community
  • Unleash Compassion
  • Live Generously
 
 

Our Connection

Exploring those timeless values and sacred truths that have comforted, challenged and shaped the lives of countless generations, including our own. We are all learners sitting at the feet of Jesus.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE GOSPEL IN ACTION
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Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Our Team

 
Rev. Dr. Steve Gedon
Sr. Pastor

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Elaine Smith
Administrative Assistant

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Jason Caltrider
Music Director

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Charlotte Valentine
Sound & Acoustics

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Jacque Henry
Director, Learning Center
 

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Amber Bagley
Learning Center Teacher
 

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Christin Parrish
Children Ministry
 

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Amanda Eagle
Youth Ministries
 

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Bible Study

 

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The Gospel is a very dangerous idea. To see how much of dangerous idea, we must consider it’s impact on the world. There is nothing simple or safe about the Gospel. Jesus did not get crucified because he was a nice man. This is what we invite you to discover for yourself the dangerous Gospel in real life.
 
 
 
 

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C H U R C H   M E D I A

Recent Teachings

June 2018

Power of Prayer



Restored for Nobility



Restore Simplicity



May 2018

Restored from Exile

RESTORE — We all have areas of our lives that need restoration. We’ve got to allow God to strip down all the years of grime and cheap paint piled on top of each other. He needs to get down to the bare original so He can begin to fill the cracks, sand the rough edges, and make our hearts beautiful again. He’s already looked beneath the layers and has determined that we’re all worth doing over!


My True Identity: Restore 3



April 2018

Restore 2

We all have areas of our lives that need restoration.

We’ve got to allow God to strip down all the years of grime and cheap paint piled on top of each other. He needs to get down to the bare original so He can begin to fill the cracks, sand the rough edges, and make our hearts beautiful again. He’s already looked beneath the layers and has determined that we’re all worth doing over.



Restore

We’ve got to allow God to strip down all the years of grime and cheap paint piled on top of each other. He needs to get down to the bare original so He can begin to fill the cracks, sand the rough edges, and make our hearts beautiful again. He’s already looked beneath the layers and has determined that we’re all worth doing over.



Stop Doubting and Believe

Guest Preaching

A steady diet of one perspective and preaching style is not always a good thing. That’s why I’m grateful for the gifts and talents of Rev. John Frum. John has been a longtime mentor, friend and faithful servant of Jesus. Please welcome John and his wife DeeDee to our church with a warmth and love they will not soon forget!

I also want to thank Kelly Williams who’s hidden talents as a Worship Leader have recently been discovered. How many other hidden talents are sitting out there just waiting to be discovered? “Thank You” Kelly and all who have stepped up and give their time and talents to make Mt Pleasant Shine!



Rise and Shine 3



Easter Essentials 2018





 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Why Mt Pleasant?

The Three Most Important Questions

(1) Why Jesus? (2) Why Church? (3) Why THIS church?

Why Mt Pleasant? Of all the churches, charities and community organization, why do I HIGHLY recommend checking out Mt Pleasant United Methodist Church? Well…

It’s all about Jesus. There many organizations that appeal to the needs, wants and desires of a consumer culture, and to be honest some churches do too. Not so here! People here expect to be challenged, confronted and changed by the life of Jesus. Thomas Merton once said that “If you find God with ease, perhaps it is not God you have found.” Our purpose is to know the Real Jesus not just the socially acceptable version because the Real Jesus makes us a better human being! This church is about becoming more like Jesus!

We are a joyful bunch! Have you ever been to a church that was so stuffy and stiff that even the songs refused to be joyful?  Not so here! The spirit is so alive it awakens the soul to God’s Presence. It’s not at all uncommon for someone to be so moved by the Spirit that they share a deeply personal story of brokenness, healing and renewal with tears of joy. It’s liberating! Someone once said the laughter is good medicine. If that’s true, then we’re the healthiest people around! Sunday worship isn’t a burden here, it’s a gift because church is celebration of life not a requiem of the past.

We have a creative character that thrives on big dreams. I find that some church are becoming so frightened by future trends, financial hardship, and an aging population they have forgotten what “Immanuel” means and are hunkering down in survival mode. Not so here! People here know they have been called by God to face the future and they’re up to the challenge. It is the challenges we face, the mountains that we climb, the controversies that we confront that push us to live beyond our fears. We believe that if it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you. The greater the challenge the greater the joy we experience in overcoming it. We have a Big God doing big things and we want to get on with it. Faith makes all things possible. Love makes them easy, and we love what we’re doing! So bring it on!

We are a generous church. While getting the everyday bills paid takes careful planning and sometimes requires doing things ourselves, we will not sacrifice or scrimp on the mission, sharing Jesus beyond our walls. We do not allowed fear to overcome faith, doubt to drain our determination or criticism to kill our commitment. We overflow with generosity when we feed more than 100 children weekly or 30+ families from the food pantry monthly or rebuild lives after a flood. Being known as “The Generous Church” however, is a huge responsibility. We will never stop reaching out as long as there is one person who needs the love of Jesus Christ and a shoulder to lean on.

We are a church filled with opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Henry David Thoreau once wrote that “most people live lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with a song still in their heart.” Not so here! People are engaged in learning, loving and leading others to Jesus. We see ordinary people doing the most extraordinary things with passion and purpose. Study groups gather to feed the mind, grow relationships and stir the spirit. We build faith partnerships of mutual cooperation and responsibility as we grow together. Luke captures this experience best, “were not our hearts burning within us as he opened the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32

We have so much for which to be thankful in this church – so much to lift up in grateful praise, and so much of God’s blessings to release to a skeptical world. It’s hard to contain my enthusiasm!

But it is in our thankful response to these blessings that makes This Church the perfect place to use your time, grow your talents and invest your treasure in order to change the world and yourself.

Why this church? Because we’re changing the way people think about church, and themselves!


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“The Miracle of Salvation”

“We’ve never been part of a church that’s just getting started, so this is all new territory for us. The bottom line is, it’s AWESOME! It’s incredible to see God at work, bringing people together and making the pieces fall into place. For the first time in years, we are truly excited about being in a Sunday morning service. We haven’t worshipped and learned like we are now in quite some time.”

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“The Miracle of Salvation”

“ What drew me to church were the strong family relationships. I grew up in church all my life but did not know Christ Himself. He was so misrepresented in the religious ‘Christianity’ I knew. When I came to church I met genuine people who loved God and loved each other. I was loved on by people who made me feel that it was okay to be not okay sometimes. I didn’t have to put on a smile.”

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F R O M   T H E   B L O G

Recent Articles

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Cost of Following Jesus

NOVEMBER 15, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Uncover Something About Life

NOVEMBER 15, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Women’s Bible Study

NOVEMBER 15, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Contact Info

Address: 62 Turkeyfoot Road, PO Box 37, Mineral Wells, WV 26150

Phone: (304) 489-1965