Professing Faith

This coming Sunday, four young people in our congregation, Noah Hall, Kylie Lamb, Conner Wood, and Jarrett Cody, are prepared to make professions of faith as the culmination of their confirmation process. Steve Lamb and I have been teaching them...

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A Vile Idea

For the past two weeks, we’ve been digging into John Wesley’s journal for some direction and inspiration during Sunday morning worship. Our Annual Conference teaching session was on a particular moment in John Wesley’s ministry when he noticed a...

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Where Moth and Rust Consume

The following was published by a “friend of a friend” who is a Presbyterian Pastor in Washington DC. In light of the week’s efforts by our own “clutter busters,” and their “workhorses” from Asbury and Christ UMC’s, I thought it made for good...

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Christian Education

This church’s identity is one that is 90 years in the making, and I am proud and honored to be serving University UMC at such a point in its history. I have the sense that this is a “Sarah church” who might have the propensity to laugh, perhaps...

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The King of Instruments

Pipe Organs are awesome.  I mean that in the classic sense of the word and in the modern sense too.  They fill our sanctuaries with a regal and majestic sound.  Since they work with air, they are literally “Spiritual” instruments.  Mozart...

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The Gifts of the Celts

I am so glad Rev. Rod Newman will be with us Sunday to preach and teach on Celtic Christian Spirituality.  The afternoon holds a special treat for lunch prepared by Sheila Powers and Kendel Hall: Rev. Newman’s own recipe for Shepherd’s Pie and...

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