October 31, 2017

In the faith community of Old Bethel I have recently heard and seen:

-An explanation of how it could only have been the Spirit that awoke a member too early, for no reason.., and because they were up, the bullets that came through their walls didn’t hit them.

-Women of t...

October 18, 2017

Praying for the Commission on a Way Forward:

The Upper Room: A Prayer Community for the United Methodist Church began a prayer movement in response to the Council of Bishop’s Commission on a Way Forward. http://umcprays.org/  Just a reminder of the work of this commissi...

September 7, 2017

All-Church studies, such as the current LEGACY study, allow us to grow together as the church. The Apostle Paul likens the church to a body, specifically Christ’s body; if a body is to grow and become strong, all its parts do so together. We have approximately 135 know...

May 4, 2017

Last week the Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church (The Church’s highest court) issued its decision on the request by the South Central Jurisdiction for a ruling on the legality of the election of Bishop Karen Oliveto.

In its decision, the Judicial Council ru...

December 13, 2016

Why Quiet Holy Communion on Christmas Eve?

These words are read around the world on Christmas Eve, “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1:14a). The Word is God who spoke the universe (with its seas and mountains and skies and uniquely interdepend...

November 15, 2016

The election results on a national and a local level have been in for a week. Some very faithful folks feel the results are the righting of the ship in terms of grievances felt for a long time. Some very faithful folks feel this is a turn toward injustice and despair....

July 7, 2016

I was coming home late from work. As I put my stuff down, I heard the voices of my son and husband coming down the hallway, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” In unison, they were praying the Lord’s prayer to the God who loves them and...

May 27, 2016

The summer after my junior year of college, I traveled doing support for a bike team. As they prepared for races, I helped with logistics and supplies. Bike racing is what we ate, slept, and talked all day long. The conversation inevitably turned toward Lance Armstrong...

May 20, 2016

The 2016 General Conference of the United Methodist Church is winding down. Delegates, lay and clergy alike, from all over the globe, have gathered for two weeks to review and act upon submitted legislation which will guide how United Methodist congregations all around...

May 6, 2016

United Methodists from around the world will gather next week in Portland, Oregon for General Conference 2016. Among the thousands gathered, will be 864 delegates elected by their annual and central conferences to revise church laws, adopt new ones and approve plans an...

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