Put it in the books, Boone UMC's 35th Annual Fall Bazaar is done for another year. As always, it represents a great deal of work by hundreds of volunteers. And as always, it was another opportunity to bring joy to the hundreds of shoppers that come looking for treasurers or for much needed items that … Continue reading A Win, Win, Win
I'm finishing up a week with family at the beach and I find myself in a reflective mood as the week comes to an end and the reality of entering back into the "real world" looms in the near future. A week of rest. A week of numerous belly laughs caused by the antics of … Continue reading Time to Inhale
[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?
What is going on in the United Methodist Church? Have you had friends outside the denomination ask you that question? I have. A lot. It’s not an easy conversation to have. But it is one that our denomination has been struggling with for years. What has become so very clear to me in the last week is … Continue reading Where we are
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
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
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