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Who We Are

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends, Many of you know the story: University began as the movement of Woodlawn UMC from just west of downtown to the current location here at De Zavala and Vance Jackson. One of our current members remembers joining Woodlawn in 1929 as a first grader. Her testimony to the ministry of that...

What the Olympics and Lent Have in Common

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, so that I may share in its blessings. Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it.  Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to...

Good Things Happen on Wednesdays

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends, So I guess it’s time you knew: I really like Johnny Cash. My family doesn’t share my passion, and they groan when I put his music on during a car ride, so I understand if he is not your cup of tea. I admit, if you were trying to pitch the concept behind some of his...

What We Deserve

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends, "Everybody gets what they deserve..." Is this true? Do we want it to be true? What does scripture teach about what we get in life and what we deserve?I hope you can join us this week as we continue holding up common assumptions in the light of scripture. It's also...

More Than You Can Handle

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends, Have you ever felt like life was too much? That the grief, frustration or pain you were experiencing was more than you could manage? In the midst of these feelings of desperation, has anyone attempted to encourage you by telling you God won't give you more than you can...

It's What We Do

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Friends, A recent ad campaign begins by revealing the expected behavior of some group or individual, often times placed out of context in order to increase the humor of the moment. For example, a football referee orders his meal at a restaurant with corresponding hand motions, as if he is...

Looking Back, Pressing On

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. -Paul to the church at Philippi,Philippians 3:12 Friends, On a hike recently, I stopped and looked up the slope and thought...

Happy New Year!

Posted by Rev. Holly Wilson on

Happy New Year University! The beginning of a new year brings with it the opportunity to turn the page on what has been and embrace what can be. We make resolutions to eat better, to exercise more, to spend less time with our faces in our screens and to spend more time being present to those we...

Quite a Year

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

 Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good...

An Abundance of Goodness

Posted by Rev. Ben Trammell on

Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.  Be hospitable to one another without complaining.  Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.  I Peter...

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