When New Life Is Born from Struggle

by Rev. Kerry Greenhill In a building that once housed the oldest Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in Colorado, a new, dynamic, and diverse congregation with many younger adults is led by a young African-American pastor. The fully inclusive urban ministry of Belong Church emphasizes hearing the stories of members and community partners, engaging in acts … Continue reading When New Life Is Born from Struggle

Take a Break in the Wilderness: Join Us for Spring Worship Planning Retreats

This winter has been a rough one for many pastors, especially in the United Methodist Church. Between constantly-breaking political news and the conflict of General Conference, not to mention a “bomb cyclone” of rain, wind, and snow for much of the Rocky Mountain region this week, the wilderness of Lent seems to be upon us … Continue reading Take a Break in the Wilderness: Join Us for Spring Worship Planning Retreats

A Unique Lesson on Poverty for Youth

by Rev. Denise Bender The Gospels tell us that Jesus often spoke to and about people who are poor during his earthly life and ministry. Yet for churches in middle-class or higher settings, youth may have little interaction with people living in poverty, and may not realize the many challenges that come with low or … Continue reading A Unique Lesson on Poverty for Youth

A Blessing for Delegates to General Conference

By Rev. Kerry Greenhill © 2019 The United Methodist Church is preparing for a special Called Session of General Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, next week to pray, worship, discuss, discern, deliberate, and vote on several possible plans for how we might move forward as a denomination that is deeply divided over the extent to … Continue reading A Blessing for Delegates to General Conference