Annual Conference 2019

Annual Conference 2019

At Annual Conference, we were reminded that we are Called Anew to Follow Jesus. The Scriptures that informed our gathering were Genesis 9:12-16 and Colossians 3:12-17. The passage from Genesis is part of the story of Noah and it speaks of God’s covenant (sacred...
Called Anew to Follow

Called Anew to Follow

As Jesus passed alongside the Galilee Sea, Jesus saw two brothers, Simon and Andrew, throwing fishing nets into the sea, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” he said, “and I’ll show you how to fish for people.” Right away, they left their nets and followed him....
Appointment Process

Appointment Process

Spring is the time of year when appointments are made, and people get very nervous when the District Superintendent (DS) calls. In fact, when I call people about non-appointment business, I often start by saying, “Hello, this is Nancy and my call has nothing to do...
Called Anew

Called Anew

As I listen around the conference, I hear anxiety and frustration about the future of our church. What is going on? Is anything happening? Should we stay? Should we leave? The sense is that the outcome of the 2019 General Conference has changed The United Methodist...
Fully Rely on God

Fully Rely on God

The cheers of Palm Sunday will soon turn into the jeers of Good Friday and once again we have entered Holy Week. In this week, we re-hear, re-live and re-experience the passion story of Jesus Christ. We begin with the excitement and celebration of Palm Sunday where we...

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