Worship Elements: November 13, 2016

By Joanne Carlson Brown
Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 65:17-25; Isaiah 12; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19 THEME IDEAS A new heaven and a… read more

Does anyone have time for ecclesiology in the UMC?

By Wilson Pruitt
Ecclesiology is one of those seminary words that doesn’t often find a place in the day to day lives of people of the United Methodist Church. It simply means a theology of… read more

Time to withdraw

By Corey Francis
Sometimes, you just need to walk away. We all go through it. Those times feel like we've gone through a meat grinder or have been beaten with a sledgehammer until all that's left… read more

Worship for Kids: November 6, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Haggai 1:15 b–2:9. This is a specific message for a specific time. Haggai encourages the people and their leaders to be… read more

Worship Connection: November 6, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
25th Sunday After Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Haggai 1:15b–2:9; Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38 CALLS TO… read more

Worship for Kids: October 30, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4. This passage deals with fairness on the national/global level. Older children appreciate Habakkuk's question… read more

Worship Connection: October 30, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
24th Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Psalm 119:137-144; 2 Thessalonians1:1-4, 11-12; Luke 19:1-10 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to… read more

When the Spirit of God shows up

By Philip Wise
Joel 2:23-32 There is much in life that is unpredictable—our health, world affairs, and the behavior of others to name three. This unpredictability becomes significant only… read more

Worship for Kids: October 23, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Joel 2:23-32. This passage includes two rather distinct sections. The first (vss. 23-27) is Joel's prediction of the end of the locust… read more

Worship for Kids: October 16, 2016

By Carolyn C. Brown
From a Child's Point of View Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:27-34. The detailed and varied poetic images in verses 27-28 make it essential that the liturgist explain directly that… read more

Worship Connection: October 16, 2016

By Nancy C. Townley
22nd Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104; 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5; Luke 18:1-8 CALLS TO WORSHIP Call to… read more

Worship Elements: October 16, 2016

By Bill Hoppe
22nd Sunday after Pentecost COLOR: GreenSCRIPTURE READINGS: Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104; 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5; Luke 18:1-8 THEME IDEAS The word of God… read more
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