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2020 AACLL Annual Meeting

Our time together will include lifting up the critical role of lay leadership in the UMC for a time such as this. Keynote speaker, the Rev. Dr. Michael Bowie, Jr., senior pastor of...

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Transfiguration Sunday, Year A

So why Transfiguration Sunday? Why let it be significant enough to stand alone? This has not been a significant event in the life of most churches. Plus, in our attempt to connect ...

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Ash Wednesday, Year A

Ash Wednesday begins with a need for repentance and the call to walk with Christ....

Our Blogs

Growing Through Disaster

While in seminary, I was interviewing for a clinical hospital chaplain’s internship, and the chaplain said, “Clayton, everything in your life has gone well. You have been blessed.” Then he asked me, “Clayton, what are you going to do when something bad happens to you?”

February 19, 2020

By Clayton Smith

Deliberate fundraising helps aging church make needed repairs

A large, old building and delayed maintenance. Our church faced the problems of many congregations. We needed work on the roof, tuck-pointing of the building’s stone walls, and repair of the bell tower.

February 11, 2020

By Tex Sample

A question leads to an answer for The Church at Rogers Park

Three years ago, when Rev. Lindsey Joyce became pastor of the Church of Rogers Park in Chicago, both she and the congregation asked themselves a question: What does it mean to live out the Bible and the teachings of Christ as a progressive Christian?

February 3, 2020

By Jeff Campbell