Tag: United Methodist Church

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 16

MSNBC: Methodist pastor refuses to voluntarily surrender credentials

http://on.msnbc.com/198STgJ Related articles Methodist pastor won’t quit voluntarily for officiating gay son’s wedding (usnews.nbcnews.com) Methodist minister Schaefer will not relinquish his credentials (philly.com) Pa. pastor won’t quit voluntarily over gay wedding (bostonherald.com)   by

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Dec 03



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Dec 01

Advent should be a season of Baptismal renewal | Faith & Leadership

  Advent should be a season of Baptismal renewal | Faith & Leadership. An unusual connection from Duke University’s Edgar Moore.  by

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Nov 07

UMCOR — In Honor of our Wedding–To Honor A Hero !

Dear Christine and Don – Thank you for the opportunity to make a donation in honor of your wedding. I chose the United Methodist Committee on Relief and its Campaign against Malaria Advance #14454T. My story is that my dad served in the South Pacific during World War II. He contracted two types of malaria. Between …

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Aug 01

Dear Bishops: Get Real!

Dear Bishops: Get Real!. Click to read the latest reflection from United Methodist Insight When does the phrase rethink church become as outmoded as Open Hearts Open Doors Open Minds ? When we stop re-thinking, I wonder if that time has come ? by

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Jul 18

An Endless Supply ?

I would again like to thank Dom Perfetti of McKownville United Methodist Church for his regular contributions to this Blog ! His Reflections shared here and also within the pages of our monthly church newsletter have been a blessing of his gifts to our church. Thank you Dom ! We all know that our world …

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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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Jun 08

A Letter from Rev. Stephen Heiss to Bishop Mark Webb

UPDATE PLEASE VISIT Rev. Steve Heiss’ Blog Rainbows and Sunspots which is Rev. Steve Heiss’ new Blog for new and very important updated information on this subject.   I want to extend my very sincere thanks to my friend Rev. Stephen Heiss for his permission to re-post this  letter to our Bishop Mark Webb. As a Certified Candidate for ministry …

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