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[11 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 1,714 views]
More than Being Pretty

Sept. 11 this year marked the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and on the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
It was, in many quarters, a somber occasion. At Parkview United Methodist Church in Benton, the Rev. Natasha Murray-Norman observed the day by delivering a hopeful message to members and guests.
What were those words of encouragement? What lessons connected with the anniversary of 9/11? What does Forrest Gump have to do with it all? You’ll just have to listen to her sermon to …

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[25 Sep 2011 | No Comment | 2,125 views]
Root System

The Rev. Natasha Murray-Norman has delivered a set of inspirational, unique sermons since she arrived at Parkview United Methodist Church in Benton at the end of June.
Her sermon on Aug. 28 was no exception as she dove into the Book of Matthew and built a sermon around the concept of a deep, enduring root system. By the way, you can hear the good pastor for yourself by paying a visit to Parkview at 10:45 a.m. on a Sunday morning. The church is located at 514 N. Border, right across the …

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[22 Aug 2011 | One Comment | 2,274 views]
Living a Salt and Light Lifestyle, Part 2

The Rev. Natasha Murray-Norman of Parkview United Methodist Church in Benton presented the second and final part of her “Living a Salt and Light Lifestyle” series on Aug. 14.
The pastor started at Parkview at the end of June and has shown a preference for targeting an overall theme and sticking with it through a series every now and again. For those interested in hearing the pastor in person, Parkview is located at 514 N. Border in Benton. Church services start at 10:45 a.m. and Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. …

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[14 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 1,814 views]
Living a Salt and Light Lifestyle, Part 1

The Rev. Natasha Murray-Norman of Parkview United Methodist Church in Benton is clearly a fan of the “series” approach to preaching.
She started at Parkview at the end of June and has, since then, put together a couple of series. The second one, Living a Salt and Light Lifestyle, was a two-parter that started on Aug. 7 and ended on Aug. 14. The first part of that series — which was centered around the “salt” concept — is posted and ready for your listening pleasure. The second part — which dealt …

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[24 Jul 2011 | No Comment | 2,011 views]
Parkview Methodists want to know if you’re ready to rumble

The Rev. Natasha Murray-Norman assumed her role as pastor at Parkview United Methodist Church in Benton at the end of June and has completed five sermons since then.
She wrapped up her first series — a three-parter entitled Ready to Rumble — on July 24. The series is all about actively engaging in spiritual warfare against evil in the world and being a passionate follower of Christ rather than a passive one. The question, of course, has to do with how successful the good reverend is in inspiring her congregation. Has …