This weekend the United Methodist Church General Conference is meeting in St. Louis. The primary agenda item will be a vote on ”The Way Forward” report and determine the official stance of the church on issues of human sexuality. Serving in ministry for more than twenty years human sexuality is a topic that has historically been a source of pain, conflict, and division in the in the United Methodist Church.
Of all the topics one finds in the Bible, a dominant theme is love. Depending on the translation, it can appear anywhere from 300-500 times. In today's culture, love continues…
In February, we are encouraging Gardeners to bring a friend to service to celebrate the gift of friendship and be mindful of what it means to share in a loving community. In a world where we celebrate individuality, we want to pause and focus on our need for one another.
In his book The Soul of Christmas Thomas Moore reminds us the heart of Christmas is not found in the materialistic moment but in our ability to find a way to live in the spiritual and the earthly.
In his book “The Soul of Christmas,” author Thomas Moore reminds us that the true power of the Christmas story is found beyond religion. Christmas is a season where we are introduced to a baby who grows into the visionary leader whose primary role in this world was to teach and heal.