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Ordinand speaks out on inclusion
Posted by Guest Author on

I am joyful to be a part of this connection, to be recommended and ordained for servant ministry with and among you. I am a United Methodist because it’s not all about me; we each hold such a tiny fraction of God’s vision for the Church, and I celebrate the diversity of servants, lay and...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Posted by Leo Yates, Jr. on

May is known for many observances, but it is also known for Mental Health Awareness Month. In our churches, we often feed the souls of our congregants and visitors, which includes speaking to the whole person: mind, body, and spirit, and this month can reach all of these.

The word is... rejoice
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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.

An Experiment in Prayer
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Prayer. It’s something anyone can do, yet almost no one feels like a master at prayer. Most Christians long for a deeper and more meaningful prayer life. What better way to take the next faithful step in our prayer life than by studying the prayer Jesus taught his disciples? During the season of...

The word is... repent
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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.

Working to end gun violence
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We understand that some church members may be hesitant to discuss guns, but if we are to follow the call of Jesus to be peacemakers, we must address our gun violence epidemic here in the United States. We encourage dialogue and conversation about gun violence based on our faith values. We are...