“Christ is risen!” Really? “Christ is risen, indeed!” Honestly? Let’s think about this for a moment. Assuming it is true, what difference does it make? Will it affect what you think or how you behave today (other than giving you permission to where something as outlandish as that hat)? We make our way through the Season of Easter, with the reality of the cross breathing down our neck and the hope of the resurrection bidding us to step hopefully into the future. The truth of a thing is more than believing it; the truth of it lies in its power to transform us – from the inside out. That’s what we will be focusing on throughout the Easter Season. Our worship at First UMC Burlington attempts to find the balance between the power of ancient liturgies and the realities of life in the 21st century. The Bible is our backdrop, the living canvass on which we strive to paint the pictures and stories of our lives. Jesus taught some of the most complex spiritual lessons with the simplest of stories. And what could be more simple than the command to love our neighbor? We invite you to join us for worship Sunday mornings at 9:45. Check out our Facebook Page and, for info regarding what’s going in the parish, go to our First UMC Burlington Community and ask to join – the group and the discussion.