Grace Notes – 7/10/19

Love Your Neighbor Sermon Series For the month of July, we will continue exploring what it means to love our neighbor: our global neighbor, our next-door neighbor, our younger neighbor, our older neighbor, our agnostic neighbor, our Christian neighbor, our queer neighbor, our straight neighbor … ALL our neighbors. While

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Grace Notes – 7/3/19

Pastor Maddie’s First Sermon Series! For the month of July, we will continue exploring what it means to love our neighbor: our global neighbor, our next-door neighbor, our younger neighbor, our older neighbor, our agnostic neighbor, our Christian neighbor, our queer neighbor, our straight neighbor … ALL our neighbors. While

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Grace Notes – 6/26/19

Sunday, June 30 Bruce Blake will lead in worship and preach on Sunday, June 30th. His sermon will be, “Back to Forward with the Basics.” Included in the service will be a special litany celebrating the pastoral ministry of the past 35 years at Grace United Methodist Church. Lay members of

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Grace Notes – 06/19/19

Charles McKinzie will be preaching “The Sound of Silence” from 1 Kings 19:1-15 on Sunday. Charles and Carrie will also be providing a special musical offering. Please join us for worship at 10:50. Forward in Grace – Please Sign-up! The Transition Team will be holding “Forward in Grace” listening sessions.

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Grace Notes – 06/12/19

Pastor Lora’s Last Series: “May It Be So” This Sunday will be Pastor Lora’s last Sunday as pastor of Grace. Join in worship as we celebrate together what God has done in our time together these last five years. We will hear music (John McCutcheon!) from the Sparkle Singers and

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Grace Notes – 06/05/19

Pastor Lora’s Last Series: “May It Be So” The first three weeks in June will mark Pastor Lora’s last three Sundays as pastor of Grace.  Every sermon she has preached in her time at Grace has ended with “may it be so.”  These last three sermons will explore how she

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Annual Conference 2019 – Day 4

Today was the final day of Annual Conference. We were all tired, but ready to finish our work and to face the emotional issues that were on the schedule for the day. The day opened with a couple of short videos, one about UMW and the other about the Kids

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Annual Conference 2019 – Day 3

Today was a much calmer day at Annual Conference, with long stretches of voting and work on legislation. The morning started with worship, led by the youth. Many of the youth here are a part of CCYM, the Conference Council on Youth Ministry. CCYM has teen delegates from every district

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Annual Conference 2019 – Day 2

Today was all about voting. Who could vote, who was running, how to vote, actual voting, waiting on election results, and voting again. It was all a bit tedious, but as one of our speakers said, “Voting on who goes to General Conference is a big deal and it’s okay

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Annual Conference 2019 – Day 1

I left this morning for Topeka, the site of this year’s Great Plains Annual Conference. I always look forward to Annual Conference and the work we do there, but this year I am a little anxious. After the special General Conference on LGTBQ inclusion this winter, our Church is facing

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