Doing What We Can

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Leading the Local Congregation, Main, Memphis Conference, Methodism, Sermons | 1 comment

I just left a Finance Committee Meeting for Grace UMC, the church I’m presently serving. And I just witnessed a very admirable act. “Heroic” is a little too strong a word, but not by too much. Let me offer some background. Grace has had some financial strain over the past two years. Attendance was dropping sharply due to conflicts within the church and giving was way down. The congregation eventually divided its property...

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Twelve Points of Connection within the United Methodist Church

Posted by on Jun 5, 2012 in Main, Memphis Conference, Methodism | 0 comments

For those who are not United Methodist, the following is a summary of the Twelve Points of Connection within the United Methodist Church as presented by Bishop Ben Chamness at the 2012 Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church at Jackson Tennessee. The details are not extensive as this was intended to be a reminder to the delegates of the Annual Conference of the strength and power of our connectional system....

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