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Mediation, Protocol, Grace, and Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church

So, it’s not often that the United Methodist Church makes national and local news. However, you or your friends may have read or seen something over the weekend that raised some questions for you. I want to make sure that you are informed and can respond well to people who bring up the topic. On […]

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New Appointment: How the News Was Shared

The news of my new appointment was shared in the following way: Tuesday, March 13 – Supervisor and Lead Staff Wednesday, March 14 – Resurrection West Staff Sunday, March 18 – Worship at Resurrection West Monday, March 19 – Resurrection All Staff Email Monday, March 19 – Social Media – Facebook, Twitter and Blog Wednesday, […]

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New Appointment: El Dorado First United Methodist Church

I have been appointed to serve as the lead pastor at First United Methodist Church in El Dorado, KS beginning July 1. The news was announced at El Dorado and Resurrection West on Sunday. El Dorado is a city with a population of about 13,000. It is located just off I-35 about 30 minutes east of Wichita. […]

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Lutherans and the UMC – Gay Clergy and Full Communion

I just read the following article: Lutherans to Allow Sexually Active Gays as Clergy. In addition, the ELCA Adopts Full Communion Agreement with the United Methodist Church. I am not sure how these are going to co-exist. According to the above article, “Full communion makes possible a variety of joint ministries, sharing of resources and […]

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UMNS = FAIL on the Constitutional Amendments

United Methodist News Service = FAIL This morning I was reading news on the USA Today app on my iPhone when I came across this headline, Methodists defeat gay-related membership policy, with the lead sentence: United Methodists have defeated amendments that would have made church membership open to all Christians regardless of sexual orientation and […]