One Board Model: The new administrative structure.
on August 1st, 2022
Over the past few years, it has become increasingly difficult to get people to serve on committees, let alone in leadership. The common response is that there are too many meetings and people don’t want to commit. We must acknowledge that part of the issue is our current membership numbers, and while we foresee an increase in the number of congregants over the next year, the truth is the demand on...  Read More
The United Methodist Church finds itself less than united currently.
on July 26th, 2022
As we all know, the United Methodist Church finds itself less than united currently.  Over the past few years, it has become apparent that the church was headed for an amicable split at best, an acrimonious divorce at worst.While there was aspiration for a grace filled and loving separation, it appears that all hope of that outcome has disappeared.On July 14th, 106 UMC churches in Florida sued the...  Read More
More Love
on April 27th, 2021
I John 3:23-24 (Read: I John 3:16-24)And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. 24 The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us. Isn’t it amazing that the word that personifies who we are as Christians, LOVE is used so freely?...  Read More
Good News!
on April 13th, 2021
 I passed on to you what I received, of which this was most important: that Christ died for our sins, as the Scriptures say; 4 that he was buried and was raised to life on the third day as the Scriptures say; 5 and that he was seen by Peter and then by the twelve apostles. 6 After that, Jesus was seen by more than five hundred of the believers at the same time. Most of them are still living today,...  Read More
We Are Worth His Pain
on March 23rd, 2021
Then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus, "Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?" But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked him, "Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?""I am," said Jesus. "And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the cl...  Read More
Who Can Drink From This Cup?
on March 9th, 2021
Palm/Passion Sunday is approaching.  Just two weeks from now, we will remember people waving palms, crying, “Hosanna,” which means save us! And soon after Jesus will have His Last Supper with the disciples and be taken away by the Romans and the Chief Priests. Jesus predicts this to the disciples for the third time in Mark 10: 32-34 when He tells them that the Romans are going to kill me in a way ...  Read More