Tag: UMC

Nov 15

I Am an Ally

  What does it mean to be an ally? People sometimes ask me why I am so passionate about reconciliation within the United Methodist Church. They say what does it matter if the church splits or what difference does it make now that many couples can get married in many States. I want to tell …

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Feb 14

Why I am a Reconciling United Methodist

Given the rare gift of a snow day I have more time to reflect than I have had of late and I want to affirm something that many people have asked me over the last ten years or so. I was not born into a family of United Methodist’s. The person who influenced me the …

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Dec 03

GIVING TUESDAY/DOUBLE YOUR DONATION

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Jun 16

How the Holy Spirit Made Me an Accessory to 1000 Hate Crimes ( and How I Hope to Clear Our Names) by Guest Blogger Chris Jorgensen

My thanks go to my classmate Chris Jorgensen for allowing me to share her words and to the Pastors and staff at Church of the Village for being a voice for those who for too long have had none. Thank you so much for allowing me to share this here. Accessory: In Criminal Law, contributing …

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May 19

Is There Still Room for Me in the UMC? By Ron Bretsch

Is There Still Room for Me in the UMC? By Ron Bretsch. A fellow Upper New York Annual Conference Member asks some hard questions. Do we have answers ? by

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Apr 27

How old is too old to join the clergy? – UMC.org

How old is too old to join the clergy? – UMC.org. My thoughts on the topic have also been submitted to the comment section of the UMC.org site. I think we need to be discussing much more than just ageism.  Is it not true that there are more second career Elders and Deacons who are …

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Mar 06

NIGHT

Today’s word is night, and for night I recommend the masterpiece by Elie Wiesel.   Night is Elie Wiesel’s masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie‘s wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the …

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Feb 21

Love

1 John 4:7-16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) God Is Love 7 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 God’s love was revealed among us in this …

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Feb 19

Wonder Day Six

As I thought about the word WONDER the title of a song kept running through my head. I hope you enjoy I wonder as I wander out under the sky How Jesus the Saviour did come for to die For poor on’ry people like you and like I; I wonder as I wander out under …

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Feb 16

Injustice, Day Four

I do not have a photo or lovely story today and I know the story that follows might not fall within the traditional definition of injustice because I do not think that the events are just or unjust but they do evoke the feeling that “this is not the way it is supposed to be.” …

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