The 116

The 116

This is The 116... a podcast about living life higher, wider, closer, and deeper. Join host Greg Fish as we explore life issues that truly make a difference in the world around us. This podcast is a production of Peoria (IL) First United Methodist Church. A Corbincast Network Podcast.

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April 7, 2022 38 min

On his final episode hosting The 116, Greg Fish invites Pastor Tim Ozment to the studio to think about how we can discern God's will when making tough decisions. How can I hear the voice of God? How can I know I'm making the right decision? Can I ruin God's plan for my life? Greg and Pastor Tim examine their own stories for better understanding of how God calls us, moves us, and makes us wise. The 116 will return with n...

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What is the wisest thing to do when someone approaches and asks for money, a ride, or some other request? How can I be sure they're not taking advantage of me? What are the wisest ways to help meet the needs of the hungry, homeless, and sometimes desperate people around me? This is a tough subject, and today's guest brings his expertise to the table in helping us form a philosophy for helping others. Dan Philips is on the f...

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March 24, 2022 31 min

As churches return from the pandemic, we're struggling to help reconnect people with meaningful ministry work. Sometimes it's an issue of not enough volunteers. Sometimes it's a matter of poor communication. How can you get connected to meaningful ministry, and how can churches begin to reconnect people? Julie Bell, Director of Connectional Ministries, joins us today for a helpful conversation. Join us for the conversat...

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March 7, 2022 30 min

How do I help a child who is grieving? What do we say to a child who is sad about a personal loss? Community Care Director Kirsten Tharp joins us to give hope to adults who are struggling with what words to say, and what things to do for a child in grief. Here is the help you've been looking for. 

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How do I help a child who is grieving? What do we say to a child who is sad about a personal loss? Community Care Director Kirsten Tharp joins us to give hope to adults who are struggling with what words to say, and what things to do for a child in grief. Here is the help you've been looking for. 

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February 24, 2022 37 min

Pastor Tim Ozment joins us for an engaging and challenging look at whether it's time, or even safe, to return to church. While people have returned to most pre-Covid public gathering spaces, church seems to be that final frontier where people have stayed away in record numbers. Should we gather as believers? Is online worship OK? Join us for the conversation at peoria1.com.

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January 26, 2022 33 min

Artist Bill Wuthrich turned a passion for drawing into the pursuit of painting on canvas, and capturing the most artistic photographs. He's our guest on this episode of The 116, and he'll be talking about a recent public exhibit of his work, as well as discussing how life, faith, and art intersect. It's an intriguing look into capturing the beauty of God's creation. Join us for the conversation at peoria1.com. 

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January 12, 2022 44 min

What is worship? Is there a right way and wrong way to worship? Why do people worship differently... is someone wrong? The 116 invites Pastor Tim Ozment into the studio for the first of a four part series understanding the HIGHER, WIDER, CLOSER, DEEPER concept. In this episode, we unpack what it means to go HIGHER with worship. Join us for the conversation at peoria1.com.

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December 15, 2021 56 min

We were feeling light-hearted and merry, and decided to give you this special Christmas gift. In this episode, Greg Fish and Dan Philips talk about their love for Christmas music, and share with you interesting trivia as well as takes on the all-time greats, and the not-so-greats. Let us know if you'd like to hear more podcasts like this. And join us for the conversation at peoria1.com.

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November 19, 2021 29 min

Christmas traditions have become even more meaningful to us as we've had our sense of normal shaken these past years. 2021 heralds the triumphant return of a Christmas event at FUMC that has taken on deep meaning for our community. Lessons and Carols returns! This year's edition, "Tidings of Comfort and Joy," is being led by Dr. John Orfe, along with Lara Reems. They join us as guests on The 116 to discuss the meani...

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November 12, 2021 34 min

Are you facing a blue Christmas? Has some form of grief left you wondering how you will navigate the upcoming holidays? FUMC Director of Congregational Care, Kirsten Tharpe, joins us today to tackle the tough topic of how we can survive special days when someone special is missing. You'll find hope and encouragement, wrapped up in a realistic approach, as you listen to this special edition of The 116. Join us for the conversati...

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We swim in an ocean of serious, life-changing topics on the 116. But sometimes, you just gotta laugh. So, we invited Pastor Tim Ozment and Dan Philips into the studio for a conversation about behind-the-scenes stories from years of ministry work that now bring smiles to our faces. You'll hear potluck horror-stories, things we were taught that turned out not to be true, and we'll even share stories of our most unforgettable ...

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October 27, 2021 40 min

Should we toss special needs people to the side? Is there any hope for the developmentally challenged? Duane and Diane Lewis are our guests today, and they've founded a project that empowers those with special needs to maximize their manufacturing and management skills. The Lewises are truly special people, full of love, and innovative to the core. You'll want to come along for this powerful interview that challenges our id...

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September 27, 2021 30 min

A change of pace on this new episode of the 116. We're always hungry for new ways to build relationships, and taking someone out to dine is a wonderful way to entertain and connect. FUMC's own restaurant expert, Rodney Nelson, is with us to recommend some of his favorite Peoria, IL area dining experiences... places you may not have experienced yet. So settle in for a fun podcast with great ideas, and share with us your idea...

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Is it possible to bring the Anglo and Latino church together as one? How do we Anglos better understand our Latino friends? What's it like to be Mexican in America these days? We'll explore all these fascinating questions with Pastor Adrian Garcia, Pastor of Hispanic Ministries at FUMC. You'll find this to be a powerful conversation that could help bridge the cultural gaps so that we can find ourselves united as the bod...

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September 8, 2021 36 min

The pandemic has served to accelerate the church's realization that new technology can help us do the work of ministry. But how do we demystify technology? Is technology an enemy or friend? What is new or upcoming that might help us do the work of the church? We'll answer your questions, and even some complaints, as we explore how technology has always helped to amplify the work of spreading Good News. Guests Jeremy Caldera...

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WMBD Morning Host Greg Batton returns to our friendly confines to talk about the things you need to know about our community. Greg has his thumb on the pulse of Peoria, and he's here to help us understand this place where we work a bit better. He might also try to come up with a new name for our studio. Any suggestions? The 116 is hosted by Greg Fish, and you can join us for the conversation at www.peoria1.com.

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How do we help others in need? This pandemic has presented unique challenges to feeding and assisting those with broken life stories. But the Gospel of Jesus beckons us to serve those in need. So, in this episode, we speak to FUMC Director of Community Missions and Ministries, Dan Philips, about how we are moving forward with helping our less fortunate neighbors, and what you can do to serve the needs around you. It's a challen...

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July 30, 2021 28 min

Local high school principal Jeremy Garrett joins us to talk all things back-to-school related. Find out what you need to know about sending your kids back to school. What does going back to school look like in a post-pandemic environment? What do parents need to know when sending a child to school for the first time? How can both students and parents be prepared for the school experience in 2021?

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July 2, 2021 33 min

How do we move forward? Is there hope? How do we live in the new normal? Pastor Tim Ozment of First United Methodist Church in Peoria joins host Greg Fish for an inspiring conversation about moving forward as we emerge from a global crisis. See the video broadcast version at https://youtu.be/ellMKqB_YEg

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