News and Information

News and Information

Find articles written by our District Superintendents, Lay Leaders, Staff, and more here. 

Give Thanks

Give Thanks I’m not a big Halloween fan (too much sugar & scary stuff!) and Christmas is a holiday I enjoy, but my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. What’s not to like about a holiday that involves family getting together, food being shared and eaten, laughter,...

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OK … Let’s Talk!

OK … Let’s Talk! How many times have you heard those words?  Was it a pleasant experience – as in spoken by your significant other … or, possibly a negative experience – coming from your supervisor?  We have these preconceived ideas about how conversations...

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November Book Reviews

November Book Reviews

November Book Reviews TWO NEW BOOKS WORTH READING Neighboring  by Jorge Acevedo (Abingdon 2019) helps us to see neighboring as a spiritual practice, something we can do every day, just like prayer and Bible reading. It provides biblical, theological, and...

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What’s with Mister Rogers?

What’s with Mister Rogers?

What’s with Mister Rogers? “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” – Matthew 22:37-38, NRSV...

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A Sobering Lesson from History

A Sobering Lesson from History

A Sobering Lesson From History “To see Methodism … substantially united would be worth living for and sacrificing for through the toiling of long years.” The Long Road to Methodist Union, p. 108 On November 7, 1919, almost one hundred years ago, a group called the...

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Stay the Course

Stay the Course

Stay the Course I love this Message translation of the first part of Psalm 119: Psalm 119 The Message (MSG) 119 1-8 You’re blessed when you stay on course,    walking steadily on the road revealed by God.You’re blessed when you follow his directions,    doing your...

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Finance Workshop

Finance Workshop

Finance Workshop   POSTPONED! We have postponed November's Finance Workshop until our Bi-District Training Day in January due to lack of registration. We hope that offering this workshop, lead by David Dommisse as a session during BDTD in January will be helpful...

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Leading Positive Change

Leading Positive Change This month, I would like to focus on some thoughts and/or challenges from the “Lead Like Jesus (Revisited)” book (pp. 248-251) … as we continue ‘Moving Forward in God’s Mission.’  Leading lasting change requires understanding and addressing...

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A Hopeful Legacy

A Hopeful Legacy

A Hopeful Legacy Last Sunday, September 15, 2019, I got to preach for the 175th anniversary of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. 175 years is not the oldest in our district, but still 175 years is a significant lifetime. The lifecycle of many churches (birth...

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Stay Connected

Stay Connected

Stay Connected… Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced. You can develop a healthy, robust...

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