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Two Hymns for Advent
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 Few things can move the heart more than music. As we celebrate Advent, the Rev. Fred Crider lifts up two hymns he wrote for the season.   By Fred Crider* “All People Shall See It” is set to the tune “Ash Grove” (see UMH #664 “Sent Forth By...

The word is... Expect
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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. Expect By Mandy SayersLead Pastor, Glen Mar UMC, Ellicott City Advent...

How to love through resistance
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By Ginger Gaines-Cirelli* Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli The language of “resistance” has a long history. I’m not a political theorist or activist; I’m a pastor-theologian and a follower of Jesus. Thus, the language of “resistance” for Christians evolves through...

Ebony Bishops’ Statement to the Council of Bishops and the People Called United Methodists on the Resurgence of Racism in the United States
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Adopted by Council of Bishops on November 6, 2018  “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,             because he has anointed me            to bring good news to the poor. He has sent...