I studied at United Theological Seminary in Dayton Ohio and received my Master of Divinity Degree in 2012. I have served churches in Germantown, OH; Camden, OH; and just moved from Gahanna where I was the Associate Pastor at Stonybrook UMC for the past seven years. I am looking forward to exploring the mission field in Pataskala and Licking County with this amazing group of people who trust in the promises of God. I am grateful that God loved me even before I knew that God was real and has pursued me even at my worst. I know that I don’t deserve the love and grace that God extends, but that God extends it anyway—a gift. It is my greatest desire to share the ways that God has transformed my life with that gift of grace. The transformation is incomplete, however. Faith is a journey and I hope you’ll join me wherever you are on yours. I look forward to continuing this life-changing adventure together!
Believing in God’s Word and Spirit
Welcome to Pataskala United Methodist Church! We are a community of imperfect people doing our best to follow the way of Jesus Christ. We believe that the life of faith is a journey. On the way, God’s grace continues to change us as we work together with the Holy Spirit to grow in our love of God, our love for each other, and our love for all creation. Each person’s faith journey is unique, and we welcome you wherever you are on the road. No journey is without its challenges, and we believe that travel is better with friends. Come and join us, and let’s continue this faith journey together!
Worship with Us
Sunday Worship: 9:30 – 10:45 am
Sunday School: 10:45 – 11:30 am
Join us every day at 9:10 am and/or 9:10 pm by joining our hearts and voices together in prayer. We are praying for God to unleash the Holy Spirit in our church, in our lives, and in our community.
On the fourth Monday of each month at 6 pm, meet outside Pastor Nikki’s office. We will walk the building and pray together.
Pastor’s Bible Study
Wednesdays from 10 – 11 am in classroom (upper level)
Sundays from 10:45 – 11:30 am in Beeson Hall (street level)
Leader: Christine Hatton
Sundays from 10:45 – 11:30 am in classroom (upper level)
Leader: Pastor Terry Sager
Kids and Families
King’s Club (August – May)
Meal at 6:00 pm, Programming 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Beeson Hall (street level)
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Here’s some upcoming opportunities to join us!
Objects of Faith
Objects of Faith is a reflective blog arising out of a desire to reflect continuously through the ordinariness of our days about how God is at work in our lives. The idea was inspired by a challenge issued to me by five high schoolers who wanted to grow in their faith during the school week. They took turns giving me a random object to reflect on theologically. At the end of each reflection, I wrote several questions or statements to help them continue to reflect on these ordinary objects in new ways that connected them to faith. I closed each reflection with a prayer that we would all pray together for the day. Objects of Faith is a continuation of my daily practice with these five teens who are seeking to grow daily in their faith. Every moment of our day can be a moment of worship. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow in your faith, there are several ways you can participate. I will post a new object reflection on Monday mornings. You could simply read, reflect and pray. You could journal your reflections. You could also offer up another idea for an object on which you’d like to read a reflection. I look forward to journeying with you in your faith!
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