January 12, 2022

Higher: What is Worship?

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.

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.

November 19, 2021

Lessons & Carols Returns

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 meaning of Lessons and Carols, and to preview this year's event. Join us for the discussion at www.peoria1.com.

November 12, 2021

The Blue Holiday Special

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 conversation at www.peoria1.com

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 people. It's what we call the Funcast. We hope it brings a smile to your day. Join us for the conversation at www.peoria1.com.

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 ideas about those with special needs. The 116 is hosted by Greg Fish. Find out more about The 116 at www.peoria1.com.

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 ideas for how to build relationships with people as we minister love to our community. Join us for the conversation at peoria1.com.

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 body of Christ. Join us for the conversation at peoria1.com.

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 and Jim Casey from Pearl Technology (pearltechnology.com) join host Greg Fish for this electric edition of The 116.

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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