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An Interrupted Life: Bishop's Christmas message

12/7/2016

God is constantly seeking to interrupt our lives; commanding our attention; disorienting us; calling us to make room for God in our hearts and our lives.


An Interrupted Life: Bishop's Christmas message

12/7/2016

God is constantly seeking to interrupt our lives; commanding our attention; disorienting us; calling us to make room for God in our hearts and our lives.


Being in Christ and being Christ for others

12/7/2016

Where our hearts are moved to help others is where God is calling us to get involved, and where our hearts are moved is determined by God, not by geography.


Bridge ahead

11/30/2016

We must build a bridge where church members can cross over into the community and those in the community can cross over into churches and explore their faith.


Get entangled

11/30/2016

When choose to become entangled, it can be messy...but this weaving of relationships, built on love and forgiveness, allows us to grow strong and tall.


Know your 'why'

11/15/2016

Why has God called your church into being and placed in you in the community you are in? When you're clear about that, you'll know what you need to be doing.


Multiplication beneath the mechanics

11/15/2016

Beneath the mechanics of church growth, there is a deep energizing source that can give life and vigor to our methods: our values.


Still neighbors after all these fears

11/8/2016

What matters is our shared effort, our arc and approximation of public governance that we intend to benefit all citizens, now and for the future.


Giving Tuesday: Nov. 29

11/3/2016

Giving Tuesday, coming up on Nov. 29, is a one-day campaign to kick off charitable giving on the first Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday.


Blessing the community

10/20/2016

Churches are finding new ways to go beyond the church building and reach out to neighbors. Here's a look at how Messiah UMC and Chatfield UMC did just that.


Are you prepared to vote?

10/18/2016

As United Methodists, we have a wonderful opportunity to express our DNA. I urge you to go to the polls. Go as a citizen of the kingdom of God.


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