Friendship Gratitude

Our church celebrated our Commitment Sunday today which is actually one of my favorite Sunday's of the year.  I love the idea that we all make our own contributions to the life of the Church.  Today we focused specifically on our financial contributions but we also contribute our gifts and graces.  We give of ourselves. … Continue reading Friendship Gratitude

What Happened at Annual Conference?

[As I was talking with my husband about how to communicate all that has happened at and since Annual Conference to our church, Greg offered to write this week’s blog from his perspective.  So below is his factual, lawyerly, and analytical interpretation of events in the past 2 months in the United Methodist Church   It comes to … Continue reading What Happened at Annual Conference?

A Lament When Words Are Hard To Find

For those who know me well, I usually don't struggle to find words.  If I don't have an answer or response I usually have a question.  But lately, I have not had words.  I've been slow to write what is supposed to be a biweekly blog.  But when you don't have anything meaningful to say, … Continue reading A Lament When Words Are Hard To Find

Doing a Good Thing Part 2

In 2019 periodic blog posts will be dedicated to stories that inspire and focus on the good that surrounds us. Have you heard the story of the Biology Professor from Missouri University that won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry last December and is donating the whole $250,000 prize to form a scholarship fund for students … Continue reading Doing a Good Thing Part 2

Making Sense of the UMC This Week

Well, that is a tall order so let me manage expectations.  I want to share as best I can, a basic explanation of what happened and some thoughts regarding the work done. On Tuesday the called special General Conference of the United Methodist Church ended after 4 days of prayer, vigorous debate, lots of votes, … Continue reading Making Sense of the UMC This Week