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Traveling the Circuit: Barratt’s Chapel
Posted by Charles Harrell on

The plainness of this small, colonial-style chapel, set on a rise just east of Highway 1 near Frederica, belies its grander significance. If Lovely Lane in Baltimore is the “Mother Church of American Methodism”, here is where “Mom” got her first date with destiny. For it was from this brick...

A Prayer for the Advent Season
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Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ. A United Methodist pastor wrote a special prayer which is easy for individuals, churches, or families to use during this season of anticipation. This video puts his words with imagery and features narration by the Rev. Gary...

Pastor reflects on faith in post-election landscape
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Like many of us, following the presidential elections Nov. 8, I spent a day or two not knowing what to say. I watched some people simply trying to make sense of the new president-elect and what it means for our nation. Others were frustrated. Their shock moved to anger. There are also those who...

The word is... light
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Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column.

BWC leaders explore courageous leadership
Posted by Melissa Lauber on

“The entire United Methodist Church is holding its breath,” said Bishop Bruce Ough, president of the Council of Bishops, as he addressed more than 800 annual conference leaders gathered in Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 2-4. “Will the Holy Spirit break through and fill our church with new breath or...