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Greater Unity: New Worship Gathering Schedule

Greater Unity: Our New Sunday Morning Schedule Jesus prays for the church in John 17, that we would be completely united so that the world may believe in Christ. It is inevitable for churches with multiple worship gatherings to begin to form separate identities and almost become their own church communities within a church. Many…

Advent Reflections: Finding God in Unexpected Places—Hope For Misfits!

We encounter Jesus in unexpected places and people; Don’t let our bias in our hearts blind us to this truth. Matthew 1:1-6 (Jesus’ Genealogy) has several misfits included: prostitutes, adulterers, murderers, evil and corrupt leaders of state, along with very righteous people. What is the genealogy in Matthew teaching us? We’re all broken people –…

Ideas for Observing Memorial Day

A UMNS Report by Barbara Dunlap-Berg From sea to shining sea, United Methodists are finding special ways to observe Memorial Day in the United States. Here is a sampling of ideas. Pray for all who have given their lives for our freedom. “The major emphasis of the Memorial Day worship time,” said the Rev. Alan…