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Hope caked with mud

Jesus washing feet

Bishop David Bard anticipates Easter blessings and talks about grief and hope in this month’s edition of A Joyful Journey.

Crisis and Trauma in Children

Children

The world can seem like a big and scary place. Yet again, we learn of more acts of horrible violence in Christchurch, New Zealand. Children may or may not know about this latest news of violence, but they practice lock-down drills and active shooter drills at school. They may hear things on the TV or… Continue Reading Crisis and Trauma in Children

Blue Christmas for Children

Children

By: Rev. Kathy Pittenger Children’s Initiatives Coordinator The days and weeks leading up to Christmas can be very exciting for children. But there are children among us who also may be experiencing negative emotions. The “Blue Christmas” service is becoming more common among churches. The service is often on or near December 21st, the winter… Continue Reading Blue Christmas for Children

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.”

Home Words Bound

Rev. Benton Heisler finds strength and comfort in scripture as he leaves a familiar neighborhood to “go, when and where the Bishop appoints me.”

Caring for saints in Texas

United Methodist clergy offer counsel and organize special services after 26 are killed at small-town Texas Baptist church.

Why people resist change

Pastor Ron Edmondson asks, “Leader, are you paying attention to the emotions of change?”

Pastors talk about ‘The Shack’

These clergy believe pop culture can sometimes make Jesus more accessible to the churchless.

Nye remembered

Fox 17 was there Feb. 28 at Battle Creek:Chapel Hill UMC when shooting victim, Mary Jo Nye, was memorialized.  

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