Tag: church

Nov 06

One Rope

This story comes to us courtesy of Insook Do who is an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church, serving in the Upper New York Annual Conference in the Albany District. Insook, for many years was an incredible Hospice Chaplin bringing joy to a place where little joy is found. Insook is now teaching and preaching …

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Oct 15

More Thoughts on Control

Controlling Our Inner Freak

This post is courtesy of

Rev Alan Rudnick, Pastor of

The First Baptist Church of

Ballston Spa

and Blogger for

The Times Union, Albany NY

Alan Rudnick — September 18, 2009

People love to watch a control freak melt down. A popular reality show about overly controlling brides-to-be

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Sep 20

Where do the doubters belong?

Sometimes I am amazed by people who have no use for church because they have doubts about their beliefs. They express fear about going into a church where all those “church people” have it all figured out. I would laugh at that idea if it were not for the sincerity

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Aug 13

Saying Goodbye Again

This is the third post with the title “Saying Goodbye”, it seems to be a theme over this past year. This morning I said goodbye to my church family because I will be leaving for seminary in a few days. Leaving your church family behind as you move on is not like saying goodbye to your children,

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Jun 14

Beep Beep it is Time for Church in the Car

The official and unofficial start of summer have come and gone and we are now in the hey days of summer and I thought it was time for a summer post.Did you ever go to church in your car? Well if you traveled in the 1950’s you just might have. I recently read an article in The Atlantic by Megan Garber about the Rev. Robert Schuller beginning his ministry at a the Orange Dri

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May 29

A World of "Differents"

A World of “Differents”
Today’s Guest Post comes to us from Dom Perfetti from McKownville United Methodist Church. Thank you Dom for sharing your thoughts with us we look forward to hearing from you again!
The world’s population today just topped seven billion. Seven billion is a huge number, and we might think that among that group, at least a few of us are the same. Of course we all know that isn’t true and we’ve been assured that God created each and every one of us unique. Some of us have similar

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May 05

Just because it’s expected doesn’t make it hurt any less, diary of a delegate

This post comes to us from Becca Girrell Clark the pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Montpelier, Vermont, and a delegate from the New England Conference to General Conference 2012.
[caption id="attachment_332" align="alignleft" width="252"] JoAnn, Annie, and I share communion in the midst of the Body’s brokenness. Photo from the UMNS.[/caption]Earlier this week I tweeted: just because it’s expected doesn’t make it hurt any less.
We– whoever “we” are– did not expect to win any ground on the church’s position about homosexuality this quadrennium. But I’m a believer in the resurrection promise. That sometimes means that I every so often and ever so naively hold on to hope.
I was hopeful

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Apr 04

Knock Knock

They say opportunity only knocks once and since I happen to be unemployed I am constantly looking and listening for those opportunities.
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Aug 25

Memories of RFK

We often ask ourselves and each other why is it important for us to participate in the CROP Walk or the Gay Pride Parade? What can we, as individuals, accomplish when we write letters to the Congress or boycott a product made by a polluting manufacturer? Is the presence of the Neighbors for Peace at …

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Aug 22

Church Business

Church Business? Amos 5: 7, 14-15a, 23 -24 (the prophet’s message to a sinful people) You who turn justice into bitterness and cast righteousness to the ground, …. Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is. Hate evil, love good; …

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