News and Information

News and Information

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The Eyes of a Child

The Eyes of a Child

The Eyes of a Child 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4 in him was...

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Volunteers Doing Good!

Volunteers Doing Good! As Christians and especially as Methodists we are challenged to “Do Good”. A simple enough concept and certainly something that we collectively and individually work to accomplish. We do it by supporting the work of various agencies (religious,...

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