Grace Notes – 2/21/18

Bells and Choir Cancelled Tonight! There will be no bells or choir rehearsal tonight, as the forecast has winter weather starting about 5pm. Bell choir will rehearse at 9:30am on Sunday morning. Thursday Night Supper Cancelled Due to the predicted winter weather, there will no Thursday Night Meal at Grace

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Grace Notes 2/14/18

Team Meetings Sunday Feb. 18th 2:00-Worship Ash Wednesday Worship – Tonight! at 5:15pm Join for a 30 minute worship service to begin the season of Lent with reflection, silence, and the imposition of ashes as we turn toward Jerusalem for forty days. Lent begins on Wednesday  Our theme will be

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Grace Notes – 2/7/18

Team Meetings Sunday Feb. 11th 1:00-Missions Sunday Feb. 18th 2:00-Worship Lenten Racial Reconciliation Bible Study Starting Thursday, February 22nd Student Pastor, Shayla Jordan, will be leading a racial reconciliation lent study on Welcoming Justice: God’s Movement Toward Beloved Community by Charles Marsh. Each Thursday at 7pm here at the church the

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The Sign of Justice

  “For the love of God, protect immigrants.”   That was the message on the sign in front of the United Methodist Building across from the Capitol in Washington, DC, where I spent the last week at the Young Clergy Forum put on by the United Methodist General Board of

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Neighboring

“Our church believes we put our faith into action the best when we love our actual neighbors. These are everyday stories from our journey to being better neighbors.” I signed up for a small group study at Grace this summer because I have enjoyed other study groups and because the

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Saturday – Final Issues and Thoughts

We began the last day of Annual Conference with singing. We sang all week, with a mix of contemporary and traditional hymns, and every day began with singing. We also sang as a way of settling ourselves when things became stressful. Several times when debate on topics became contentious, Bishop

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Friday – New Perspectives

When we arrived this morning, there was a beautiful cross and flame symbol on the stage. Upon closer inspection, I realized that the flames were made out of the tiny flowers we’d used during Wednesday’s memorial service. Such wonderful symbolism! The Youth led devotions and music before the session began.

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Thursday – Long Day of Legislation

Today was a long and complicated day at Annual Conference. It was a legislation Day, which is tedious and sometimes difficult. Lots of information was presented and significant decisions had to be made. I’ll try to explain as best I can what went on. We started the morning with Bishop

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Opening Day of Annual Conference

I spent 5 1/2 hours of today driving all the way across Kansas and part of Nebraska. It was a beautiful drive! Our conference is so large that no matter where meetings are held, most people have to travel long distances to get there. Annual Conference began this evening. The

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Annual Conference Anticipation

I am the new lay delegate for Grace and I am really excited about going to Annual Conference this week. It’s an honor to represent my church family. I realize that most of our congregation has only a vague idea of what Annual Conference is and what goes on there,

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