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Your values are important

Meet the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne, newly appointed Assistant to the Bishop, as she discerns her top three values from a list ranging from  “Accountability” to “Wisdom.” 

Care for pastors in stressful times

Quilt is a gift of care

Traditions can’t be observed. Ministry is different and difficult. People feel isolated and afraid. COVID-19 has made leadership more stressful than ever. Share special care this Pastor Appreciation Month. 

Keep the embers burning

Faith and friendship burning around campfire

Does the chaos of these COVID-days have a cooling impact on your faith? Rev. LuAnn Rourke, Heritage District Superintendent, encourages you to keep the embers burning through prayer.

Small moments

A few moments of calm for Bishop David Bard.

A morning TV show reminds Bishop David Bard of the importance of small moments for happiness. He expresses gratitude for such times he has experienced in the weeks just past.

A Joyful Journey

In his November blog, Bishop David Bard remains profoundly grateful even though the “difficulties before us as a country, as a world, and as a United Methodist Church, are real.”

Never too late to thank your pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. There are still a few days left to thank your pastor and share your support  for his or her leadership. 

A recipe for Thanksgiving

Pumpkin pie

With the help of the internet, explore these ways to create some new Thanksgiving traditions in your congregation and community.

Ways of saying thanks

Learning to be thankful is a lifelong process that involves family, friends and church.

Gratitude at the table

Make your Thanksgiving meal a feast for the spirit with these simple suggestions.

Take thankfulness up a notch

Thanksgiving is a good time to commitment to an ongoing attitude of gratitude.