Message from the Pastor

From the Pastor
Then Peter began to speak to them: I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable [...]
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From the Pastor
The Vital Church Initiative is not a magic bullet. But it (and things like it) are being undertaken in churches all over the country. There was a post WW II [...]
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From the Pastor
Bishop Robert Schnase notes that “The inner world is a source of power and strength but it needs to be cultivated.” (The Five Practices of Fruitful Living, p. 84) Caring [...]
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From the Pastor
Our congregation read Bob Farr’s book, Ten Prescriptions for a Healthy Church, prior to the most recent pastoral change. I am not sure if Rev. Jennie Browne covered the chapter [...]
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From the Pastor
The church conference is the highest governing authority in a United Methodist congregation. It is normally convened every year in the fall. The district superintendent calls and convenes the church [...]
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VCI
Prescription one in our Vital Church Initiative report addresses the alignment of vision, mission and values. Ministry alignment is important. All of our resources should be directed to carry out [...]
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"I am not a man of doubt. Rather I feel sometimes that I am a man of daring. I recall the day when Mary and Martha sent word to the [...]
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From the Pastor
“Daring each other to love God and our neighbor.” That’s a pretty provocative statement, isn’t it? After the 2-year education, exploration, and research effort known as the Vital Church Initiative [...]
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From the Pastor
As part of our Vital Church Initiative a task force was convened to write a new vision statement for our church. The task force participated in three visioning workshops with [...]
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From the Pastor
Evangelism is sometimes a struggle for mainline Christians. Evangelism may invoke images of street corner preachers shouting judgment, condemnation and the fast approaching end. The word may bring to mind [...]
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