Tag: United Methodist

May 15

Would you like to meet my wife?

It is a simple question really. It was said with the wide smile of a newlywed who wanted to introduce me to a spouse for the very first time. We had only met once before and I had not yet met her wife. Yes her wife. She had met me at church. Her church, a …

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Dec 08

The fear of coming out in The #UMC

The fear of coming out in The #UMC. Powerful witness! I have see friends leave because our UMC, my UMC, is not the UMC that they feel would be John Wesley’s UMC. As a member of RMN and as a member of SPECTRUM at Drew Theo School I feel for my friends and dear loved …

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Nov 08

Older Adult Training Possibilities Program

New – FREE PROGRAM OFFERS TOTAL WELLNESS TO SENIORS AND CAREGIVERS   Second Half of Life: Programs and Possibilities, will present strategies and grant information to improve the total physical, emotional and spiritual wellness of seniors (55+) and their families.   Church leaders, volunteers and community professionals are encouraged to attend. Sessions will be held : November …

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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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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 31

It is Annual Conference Time !!!

Hello Upper New York Annual Conference United Methodists, and anyone living in the greater Syracuse area who is interested in the issues of Spirituality and Religion and those of us who might be old enough to carry and AARP card. (mine is not in the mail yet but I am sure they know where I …

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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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