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Quote: Maintaining Committees

from Bishop Robert Schnase’s book Just Say Yes:

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Jesus Said: Be Shalom

Happy are people who make peace, because they will be called God’s children. (Matthew 5:9, Common English Bible) There have been a lot of troubling images out of the city of Baltimore. These images of violence fill our TV and … Continue reading

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Christy Nockels’ “Let It Be Jesus”

Since 1997, Christy Nockels has been leading worship through the Passion Conferences. She has seen first hand music sweep people into the presence of God in a powerful way. In a new solo album released today (April 28th), Christy leads … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Will

Church researcher and consultant Thom Rainer addresses a growing problem in many churches, mainline and non-denomotional alike. Church member burnout and declining membership. Rainer begins his little book, I Will, with a short narrative about a divorced, single-mother of three, … Continue reading

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New Life is Coming

My father-in-law was in town a few weeks ago. We took him up to the Blue Ridge Parkway one day to explore the mountains and its trails. Spring has just started and the trees are still barren and dry leaves … Continue reading

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Reblog: Project Sundays

Kara is the Children’s Ministry Team leader at Peakland UMC, where we have been intentional about leading children to respond to the Gospel by serving others. One of the ways this is done is through Project Sundays every first Sunday … Continue reading

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It’s Friday

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Guest Post: Good Friday Pondering

by Rev. Alan Combs “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” These words come at the beginning of Psalm 22. Immediately, the biblical scholar-wannabe in me asks a biblical scholar-wannabe question. How much of Psalm 22 did Jesus … Continue reading

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Quote: We Have Done Hard Things

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Palm Sunday Sermon

After the sermon, Isaiah 50:4-9a was read, and then youth joined me in a dramatic reading called “Things We Thought We Knew” written by Rev. Kerry Greenhill. The scripture and the dramatic reading were the passion part of the service.

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