Mission and Ministry of The United Methodist Church

Monday Meditation – Social Media

First of all, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because the news about your faithfulness is being spread throughout the whole world.  I serve God in my spirit by preaching the good news about God’s Son, and God is my witness that I continually mention you  in all my prayers. I’m always […]

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A Fire, A Flood and Help

Instead of each person watching out for their own good, watch out for what is better for others. Philippians 2:4 In conceiving of the Ministry Partners program for The United Methodist Church, our first priority was to make sure that local churches would receive meaningful help for their ministries.  As we vet these partnerships, we […]

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Monday Meditation – Love Your Enemy

“But I say to you who are willing to hear: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you.  Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who mistreat you.  If someone slaps you on the cheek, offer the other one as well. If someone takes your coat, don’t withhold your shirt either.  Give to everyone […]

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Monday Meditation – About My Father’s Affairs …

In Luke 2:41-52 we have this curious story about a teenage Jesus.  It appears only here in the canon of gospels. Again, we read of a very Jewish family that makes the pilgrimage to Jerusalem every year for Passover.  The implication is that Jesus went as well.  They traveled with a large group of family […]

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Monday Meditation – A Known Story

We all know the story.  We’ve heard it a thousand times and again every year around this time.  And in case we might have temporarily forgotten it, we are retold it by tv programs, Christmas pageants and choir cantatas. Charlie Brown in frustration asks who knows what Christmas really means.  Linus takes the stage and […]

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Ministry of Administration

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.  Proverbs 16:3 We need all the help we can get with managing our church’s ministries.  Too many times records are kept in a haphazard way that differs from pastor to pastor and secretary to secretary.  Things are lost or misplaced.  Mistakes are […]

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Monday Meditation – Giving Tuesday

You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions.  In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Acts 20:34-35 […]

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Monday Meditation – Unity

For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:12 NIV We are in this together.  There is no part of the body of Christ that we can excise in order to […]

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Monday Meditation – God Is Always Here

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 29:20b NIV I don’t know what it is like to not know God.  I don’t know everything about God but I do know God is real.  And that makes all the difference in the world. I may feel it.  I […]

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Las Vegas – We Stand With You

We here are GCFA stand in solidarity and love with the people of Las Vegas, Nevada against the brutal violence perpetrated against humanity late Sunday night.  When one part of the body is hurt, the entire body suffers.  It is only in love that such wounds can be healed.  We send our thoughts and prayers […]

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