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Why we will no longer be a welcoming church
We’ve decided to quit being a welcoming church. No kidding. We’re giving it up. Like so many congregations, we’ve sunk an amazing amount of time and energy into becoming a welcoming church. We changed worship styles, trained greeters and ushers, wore name tags, brewed coffee, went to workshops on hospitality and put our friendliest people …
Guilt By Association: Why Franklin Graham is Bad for My Church
As a Baptist minister, I wish to state that Mr. Graham does not speak for me, nor for a large, and rapidly growing segment in the broad stream of Christianity.
Why Churches Can't Do Ministry the Way They Used To
By: Dennis BickersIf they want to successfully impact a changing world for Jesus Christ, pastors and churches must continually reinvent themselves. Churches will either continue to reinvent themselves or they will die.
People on right and left fed up with President Trump jokes, intrigue
Some Democrats and Republicans alike are worried that Russia and Trump stories are distracting from more important issues.
10 Things No Concealed Carrier Should Ever Do
By James England via concealednation.org There are way more than 10 things you should never do as a concealed carrier…or as a firearms owner in general. But we’ve decided to pick 10 extremely important ones. We’re not judging you if you do these things – we’re just saying it’s the opposite of responsible . . . 10. …
'Painful for many': How Indiana United Methodist Churches are grappling with LGBT vote
Indiana pastors share their thoughts in the wake of the United Methodist Church's decision to uphold a ban on gay marriage and LGBT clergy.
Iowa members struggle with United Methodist Church ban on LGBTQ clergy, same-sex marriage
Iowa Ideas | As a gay pastor in the United Methodist Church, the Rev. Anna Blaedel was devastated when church leaders voted to strengthen a ban on LGBTQ clergy and same-sex
First United Methodist Church prepares for annual bazaar to be held Nov. 13
An annual community favorite returns to Demopolis next week as the First United Methodist Church is set to host its Bazaar on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a long-standing tradition at the church and is the only fundraiser for the United Methodist Women group, which has sponsored the …
How this former weatherman was led to ministry — and to Bangor’s First United Methodist Church
Steven Smith was drawn to the ministry after working in radio and television for decades.
The United Methodist Church could split this weekend. Here's why and how.
Here's why South Carolina's second largest denomination could split up this weekend.
Shannon United Methodist Church still vital part of community
SHANNON • Shannon United Methodist Church (SUMC), on North Street in downtown Shannon, will celebrate its 150th anniversary at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 29.
How locals are reacting to United Methodist Church vote on LGBT issues
United Methodists are now divided Methodists, as the church wrestles with a polarizing vote Feb. 26 over sexual orientation. A schism in the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination is feared as church members are still trying to process a vote taken by delegates at the United Methodist Church special conference in St. Louis to strengthen the church’s bans on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT clergy.
United Methodists set to decide on LGBT policies
The United Methodist Church faces a defining, and potentially dividing, decision on lesbian and gay rights as members from around the world gather this
United Methodists reject same-sex marriage and gay clergy. What happens next?
United Methodists voted to continue to ban same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay clergy, opening the door for what is expected to be an exodus of members from the denomination in North Carolina and across the U.S.
Ooltewah United Methodist Church
Ooltewah Tennessee United Methodist Church messages of faith, grace, hope, and love.
The United Methodist Church
The people of The United Methodist Church are putting our faith in action by making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
South County: Galesville Methodist Church honors over 100 years of tradition
Galesville church continues century-old dinner tradition
United Methodists could learn from Southern Baptists' conservative takeover [Opinion]
The UMC has been divided over homosexuality for more than a decade, with many American churches tilting to the left but most African and South American congregations holding to traditional views.
United Methodists Await Top Court Ruling on Lesbian Bishop
Among the cases the UMC Judicial Council will hear this week is a question about the legality of electing a candidate for bishop in a same-sex marriage.