Welcome to the Diamond United Methodist Church website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. Diamond Church has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.
Greetings from Pastor Chris Hardy
Sisters and brothers in Christ,
Lent, resenting the time that Jesus spent in the wilderness and was tempted by Satan, is forty days long. It is a time of preparation for the coming of Easter— the celebration and the proclamation of our risen Lord and Savior!
During this season we spend it in self-examination, reflection, and repentance. It is a time in which we re-center ourselves upon Christ. As a result of our busy lives, conflicting schedules, and a to-do list that never gets exhausted, mixed with endless distractions and daily temptations, our primary focus as Christians - Christ - gets pushed to the side.
I encourage you - no. I challenge you - to make Christ the center of your lives daily. During Lent many folks will give up something or take something on, symbolizing the sacrifice that Christ made for each of us. Re-centering ourselves upon Christ during Lent is the perfect time to revive our faith.
Below you will see a Lent “photo-a-day” graphic provided by Rethink Church. A word is provided each dry that is intended to inspire and focus your daily devotional time with Christ. The intention is that you'll use the word to take a picture and then share it with others. If you do not have the capability of taking or sharing a picture, you might use the daily words to inspire your prayers, journaling, or any other means of daily disciplines in which you partake. Be creative!
I recently joined Twitter - you can follow me @Pastor_Chris_H - which I will be using to share my daily pictures for the Lent “photo-a-day." If you use Twitter, please add the hashtag #DiamondLent to each of your posts. There will also be a forum on Diamond's Facebook page in which you can share your inspired pictures with each other. If you wish to keep your photos private, that is ok as well.
Have fun and be creative. Be inspired each day. Focus yourselves upon Christ during this time of Lent. I hope you'll find this forty-severs-day-devotional (Lent excludes Sundays as each Sunday is a "mini Easter') to be invigorating.
It is my hope and prayer that this daily practice and the season of Lent will bring us closer to God as we seek to revitalize our faith, put aside the distractions and temptations of our lives, and keep Christ at the center. Peace be with you!
Your brother in Christ.
You can access today's devotions from the Upper Room by clicking the link below.
Look at Our Photos
Come see a slideshow of ESL classes, and get a glimpse of one of the many activities and ministries that take place at Diamond Church.
Meet Diamond United Methodist Church
Come to the About Us section to meet the staff and clergy, and find out what we're all about!