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Perspectives from the pew and the pulpit on the 2016 United Methodist General Conference. #UMCGC

A Weak, Foolish and Despised Way Forward

Commentary by Rev. Kathy Neary Far from the Mind of Christ “Let the...

Smudges, Sneers and Small Gods

In his latest commentary, Older Adult Ministries chair Rev. Paul Graves wrestles with questions and feelings stemming from General Conference 2019. "So what do we do now?" Graves writes. "One fundamental task our whole church might undertake is to humbly admit we revel in taking sides."

PNW Conference Lay Leaders reflect on a difficult General Conference

A word from Nancy Tam Davis I’m in a prayerful frame of mind as I let the images...

Resource: #UMCGC Prayer Service for a local church

This week, pastors across the United Methodist connection are preparing for their weekly Sunday worship services just...
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The Parable of the Rubber Chickens

If this guy can squeeze music out of rubber chickens, just imagine what God could do with a United Methodist Church that was ready to love.

Wrestling with God in St. Louis: A Biblical Reflection

When United Methodists gather in St. Louis next month, Rev. Paul Graves is expecting something akin to a "wresting match". According to Graves, the story of Jacob could provide some helpful insights to delegates and observers of the General Conference.

Just Tell Your Story

"Story telling just hasn’t made enough difference." Amory Peck, former PNW Conference Lay Leader and delegate to a number of General Conferences, shares her story of advocating for change in The United Methodist Church and her take on the Uniting Methodist Movement. She believes their proposal to be a overreaching call for unity in the church "done on the backs of too, too many children of God."

Another perspective on the “Action of Non-Conformity with the General Conference”

By Rev. Daniel Foster | Puget Sound District Superintendent The following column is republished with permission from July 8th "Spirit of Puget Sound" district newsletter...

With Heart, Soul, and Mind: Not Everything that Matters Happens When People Vote

By Rev. Lowell Greathouse May 24, 2016 "Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing...

A Dream for the Church

By Rev. Richenda Fairhurst May 20, 2016 | Camas, Washington I dreamed last night of people gathered around a table. They sat against earthy plush cushions—real people...

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