Mission and Ministry of The United Methodist Church

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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An Investment In the Kingdom

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not […]

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Monday Meditation – Football Season

Football season is upon us.  So begins that great past time activity – Monday morning quarterbacking!  It is something pastors are familiar with only theirs is called Sunday afternoon pulpit preaching. This activity occurs when the game or sermon has been experienced and at the next available gathering time for fans or congregation members, attention […]

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A call to Love is a call to Love – EVERYONE. What?!

On Facebook, I have seen some examples of people of color loving neo-Nazis and white supremacists.  In forming intimate friendships, they have been able to love the hate out of them and become friends. If we are all made in the image of God, and thereby worth everything in God’s eyes, enough for God to […]

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Prayer for Texas and Louisiana

Embed from Getty Images Lord God, so many are in peril this day as rough waters surround so many in Texas and other areas nearby, literally and figuratively.  Lord we ask for your Son, the one to whom we can turn to in times of trouble to bring His peace to those in danger. Lord […]

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The Last Word : A Response to Charlottesville

 “I have decided to stick to love. For I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind’s problems…. He who has love has the key to ultimate reality.” Martin Luther King, Jr. I find myself in a turmoil this past weekend.  The events in Charlottesville, VA have disgusted and angered me in two […]

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