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It’s June

IT’S JUNE! It’s that time for Annual Conference and for us, the itineracy is once again engaged. In other words. It’s moving time. Many people often wonder why we Methodists do what we do. But regardless of how we explain … Continue reading

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There Is Peace

In this world of tumults and wars there is peace. However, it is not how many of us think of peace. Our dreams of what peace is often center around a concept of some utopian world where all is kind … Continue reading

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Holy Week and Easter: What’s It All About

Holy Week and Easter: What’s It All About?   The overwhelming tendency is to look at all the sayings and actions of Jesus as He moves from the Triumphal Entry to Easter as that of one who is on a … Continue reading

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Mission Project for March

WINTHROP WESLEY WISH LIST Paper Towels (we go through these quickly) Cups, Plates & Plastic Utensils (especially forks) Hand Soap (for our bathrooms) Cleaning Supplies (Lysol, toilet cleaner, etc.) Dish Soap and Dishwasher Detergent Postage Stamps White Copy Paper Monetary … Continue reading

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What Can I Give Up for Lent?

What Can I Give Up for Lent?   For Christians, this question is the second greatest question we ask ourselves year after year. The first would probably be deciding new year’s resolutions. However, the second question has greater spiritual impact, … Continue reading

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Keeping Focus

Keeping  Focus   The duty of a watchman is to keep apprised of what is going on and determine if anything is threatening to those who have employed him. If the appearance of trouble comes, the alarm is sounded. Action … Continue reading

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What Lies Ahead in 2017

We live in a world of new fears and hopes. The world is changing so fast. The threats are increasingly great. The hopes often seem as distant now as ever before. What lies ahead? What lies ahead for the church; … Continue reading

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Of Faith and Works: The Means of Salvation

In the understanding of how salvation is received, there is the constant pull between the emphasis of Paul’s “saved by grace” and James’ “saved by works.” Many have posited that these two apostles are at extreme differences in their theologies. … Continue reading

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The Word and Power of God Bring the Kingdom of God

THE WORD AND POWER OF GOD BRING THE KINGDOM OF GOD It has been said that if you have the Word without the Power you dry up. If you have the Power without the Word you blow up. But if … Continue reading

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Some Things About General Conference 2016

There are always controversial issues at General Conference (GC) and this was no exception. Concerning the issue of sexuality, all pertinent resolutions were tabled and a commission was formed to study more. GC also voted down a motion to have … Continue reading

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