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The #kwc12 Twitter Word Cloud Project

As a follow up to the The #gc2012 Twitter Word Cloud Project, I completed a similar project for the Kansas West Annual Conference. I collected Twitter updates from May 22 to 27 that were tagged with #kwc12, #ksw12 and #kswumc. Then I used Wordle to create a word cloud with the text of all the updates for […]

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Kansas West Annual Conference – Clergy Session #ksw2011

Today we are headed to the Kansas West Annual Conference. This year it is being held at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, KS. This will be our son’s first trip to Annual Conference. Perhaps more exciting than that, this is where my parents live, so he will get to spend a good deal of […]

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GracePoint UMC Final Service – My Response

I was saddened but not particularly surprised to hear the news that GracePoint United Methodist Church would end worship this past weekend. After the formation of Grace Point Community Church, the potential viability of Grace Point UMC seemed small. I appreciate the commitment of the annual conference to north west Wichita, but I believe that […]

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GracePoint UMC Final Worship Service

From an email sent to Kansas Area clergy in the United Methodist Church. How do you respond? CONFERENCE STILL COMMITTED TO NORTHWEST SEDGWICK COUNTY WICHITA, Kan.—GracePoint United Methodist Church will have its final worship service on Easter Sunday, but the United Methodist Church remains committed to having a presence in northwest Sedgwick County. “We would […]

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A Point of Clarification on Buying a Home

Nicole and I are in the process of purchasing a house here in the Kansas City area. Last week at Kansas West Annual Conference we began sharing the news and had several questions come up. Question: Did you buy a house? Answer: Yes. Nicole and I have put in an offer, been accepted and will […]

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Kansas West Annual Conference – Day 2

It was a really great day at annual conference. This is only my second time to Kansas West Annual Conference, but I have thoroughly enjoyed it, been revived and been glad to be present. Great stuff. A quick overview of the day… Young clergy breakfast and coffee at Mokas Coffee in Salina State of the […]

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Kansas West Annual Conference – Day 1

Today was the first full day of the Kansas West Annual Conference. I am coming to enjoy Annual Conference more each year. Last night was clergy session – a time of gathering and attending to the business of approving clergy for membership in the annual conference, retirements or other changes of status. God’s spirit is […]

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Home Buying

Nicole and I have started down the journey of looking for a home to purchase. It seems to be a good time to buy and we have received numerous comments about it perhaps being a good idea. It is not easy to predict how long we may be here in the area. We plan to […]