There are lots of folks without peace right now: as I write I am praying for a brother pastor and his son; I am remembering lots of “my” folks whose homes and livelihoods are endangered or destroyed; I am remembering people who have died and who are overwhelmed by the losses Florence ravaged on us…. Continue Reading→
I think about charge conferences in a biblical, theological and spiritual way. I know it is the fashion to sometimes disparage them but: Charge Conference reminds me that as our Book of Discipline says it, “The local church provides the most significant area through which disciple-making occurs.” (Para. 201) That’s a profound spiritual and theological… Continue Reading→
I’ve just returned from a Celtic Pilgrimage where we visited a number of holy places where saints have been sent to and from in England and Scotland. Our guide was an Anglican Vicar and storyteller, and he shared tales about the saints with us as we traveled. In addition to serving parishes, he is also… Continue Reading→
Methodist University Campus Ministry cordially invites you to join us for the Opening Worship Service to dedicate Matthews Chapel Wednesday, October 17th at 6:30 pm.
The District Office and IT Office have been working together to gear up for the September 1st opening of the 2018 Charge Conference season. The 2018 Charge Conference reports for the church and pastor can be found on the Conference’s Online Data Collection System (OLDCS). The following tools are available to assist you: 22018 Charge Conference Planning Checklist 2018 Detailed Preparation… Continue Reading→
And wanting to justify himself, the man said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?’ [Luke 10:29] And the answer is not what you think. As the encounter unfolds, I don’t blame the guy for his question to Jesus. Nor his motivations. The man probably really didn’t know his neighbors for a variety of reasons:… Continue Reading→
As a former Wake County public school teacher, Youth Director at FUMC-Cary and parent of a daughter who has struggled with mental illness, I have seen first-hand the impact of anxiety on our youth. The statistics are alarming: Nearly one in three adolescents ages 13 to 18 now meets the criteria for an anxiety disorder,… Continue Reading→
The classic Christian definition of what it means to be fully human is to remember that “we are created imago Dei”, meaning “we are created in the image of God”. To be made in God’s image is to have many of the gifts – or at least an image of the gifts – that God… Continue Reading→