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Change Is In the Air

Nov 1, 2016   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly  //  Comments Off on Change Is In the Air

“Serving the institution” is no longer a duty or a privilege! A new culture of “hands on mission” and collaborative ministry is emerging and as Church memberships continue to decline, the sprawling committee structure of the United Methodist Church is no longer Read more >>

Another Opportunity to Teach – YAY!

Oct 1, 2016   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly  //  Comments Off on Another Opportunity to Teach – YAY!

The Annual Stewardship Campaign this October is themed: “Stewardship 101”

Although the finances of a Church are run like any other business when it comes to money going out – the way in which we bring money in is very very unique! We exist because of the generosity of our parishioners and community partners who believe in the mission and ministry of this place. Let’s look at some assumptions people often make about church:

Church Members/Friends Pay Set Dues:  Read more >>

Ministry In This Place

Sep 1, 2016   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly  //  Comments Off on Ministry In This Place

I’ve been thinking about the prophetic word – the Sunday lections this summer have let us hear Hosea, Amos, Isaiah, and Jeremiah. These voices spoke with courage and often sounded like they were “off their rockers” as they prophesied solutions and heavenly consequences for earthly missteps. They cast out vast nets of hope for those who could hear and they risked very real personal harm by Read more >>

Shaping Sanctuary, Shaping Community Life

Aug 1, 2016   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly  //  Comments Off on Shaping Sanctuary, Shaping Community Life

This is the title of one of my favorite resources for worship liturgy. The book was complied at the turn of the century when the subtitle “Proclaiming God’s Grace in an Inclusive Church” was a new and radical idea for the church. I use this resource often for ideas and wording that reflects the inclusive nature of Read more >>

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