Top 10 Posts of 2009

Merry Christmas to you!

Nicole and I are excited to be with family in the days ahead.

I am going to be taking a blogging break until January 4, 2010. Until then, enjoy the top 10 posts from 2009:

  1. GracePoint Community/United Methodist Church
  2. Top Hymns for a Funeral
  3. Twitter Hashtags for Annual Conferences
  4. GracePoint UMC Final Service – My Response
  5. GracePoint UMC Final Worship Service
  6. Kansas House Church Charge – A New Appointment
  7. Top 5 Reasons I Stay in the United Methodist Church
  8. UMNS = FAIL on the Constitutional Amendments
  9. Invitation to UMC Young Clergy Collaboration
  10. South Central Jurisdiction UMC – Official Hashtag

South Central Jurisdiction of the UMC – Official Hashtag

I would like to introduce #scjumc as the Twitter hashtag for the South Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church.

I invite you to add #scjumc to any tweet that has to do with the SCJ, particularly leading up to, during or after the live webcast from Bishop Bledsoe on Friday, September 18 at 12:00 noon. This webcast will be at

I believe that Bishop Bledsoe will announce that the Dallas and Ft. Worth episcopal areas will be combined to accomplish eliminating one bishop from the South Central Jurisdiction. What do you think?

Join the conversation on Twitter with #scjumc.

You can follow the twitter conversation at

From Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe, president of the South Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops

Contact:    Stephen Drachler



South Central Jurisdiction Leader Schedules Important Announcement Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe to Hold Web Cast at 12 p.m., Friday Sept. 18

Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe, president of the South Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops, will make an important webcast announcement regarding the jurisdiction at noon on Friday, Sept. 18.

The webcast will be available at The broadcast site will be available at 11:45 a.m. for the 12 p.m. webcast.

“I urge all congregational and conference leaders across our eight-state region to watch this webcast,” said Bishop Bledsoe, leader of the Dallas Area. “My announcement will deal with a matter related to the future of our ministry together. The College of Bishops believes this announcement is of vital importance to every conference and congregation within the jurisdiction.”

The South Central Jurisdiction includes the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Please share this message with other contacts who you feel would be interested in this announcement.