Living and Dreaming Together

Living and Dreaming Together

by Bishop Bruce R. Ough. This post was originally a letter sent to the Minnesota Annual Conference. Grace and peace to you in name of the risen Christ! I echo the words of the apostle Paul as I greet you: “I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers...
Statement from Michigan Clergy

Statement from Michigan Clergy

Bishop David Bard, We, the undersigned Deacons, Elders, and Local Pastors of the Michigan Conference, are called in this moment in the life of The United Methodist Church to offer you this open pastoral letter. You have shared publicly that you find it difficult...
Ordinary People with an Extraordinary God

Ordinary People with an Extraordinary God

by Pastor Gary Weaver and Pastor Anna Layman Knox, Camp Hill United Methodist Church, Camp Hill, PA Dear Siblings in Christ, Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. Earlier this week the Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist...
Pastoral Statement to Anniston FUMC

Pastoral Statement to Anniston FUMC

by Rev. Dale Clem, North Alabama Conference It’s hard for me to put into words what I’m feeling about General Conference. First, I hope I can respond rather than react.  Reacting is emotional, spontaneous, and allows venting without first processing.  We have all...
Continuing to Regard Each Other Equally

Continuing to Regard Each Other Equally

by Rev. John P. Feagins and Rev. Raquel C. Feagins Beloved in Christ, Over the past few days, several members of our La Trinidad community have been attending the 2019 Called General Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Around 850 delegates gathered from across the...
The Living, Breathing Body of Christ

The Living, Breathing Body of Christ

by Britt Skarda senior pastor of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas Dear PHUMC Family, As I write this message to you from General Conference in St Louis, I know that many of you are disappointed and saddened by the decisions that have been...
Holy Resistance

Holy Resistance

by The German Executive Committee The Special Session of the General Conference adopted at its meeting in St. Louis the Traditional Plan. This upholds the current stance of the Book of Discipline on homosexuality; moreover, it demands consistent application with...
Andinkra and the One Church Model

Andinkra and the One Church Model

by Rev. Mike Baughman There is a West African symbol called the Andinkra. It’s a Siamese crocodile with two heads and two tails. It looks an awful lot like a cross. The story goes that the two heads of this one organism are prone to snapping at one another. Because...
Easter

Easter

by Rev. Don Underwood, Senior Pastor at Christ UMC in Plano, TX Easter comes late this year. April 21 to be exact. But it is not too late to be thinking about the resurrection. Additionally, it is part of our great worship tradition that every Sunday is a mini-Easter...

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