Monthly Archives: September 2005

Rita Ramblings

I have been occupied hosting evacuees from south Houston since last Thursday night. I will have many thoughts about sbservations from my experiences, but for now, I’ll consider it enough to post these few paragraphs. First United Methodist Church of … Continue reading

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Rita Destruction

First news on how UM churches have fared in Rita. Susan Buchanan, pastor at Mont Belvieu (east of Houston) has pictures up on the destruction at their church – they lost part of their roof. According to the Beaumont Examiner, … Continue reading

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Preparing for Rita

Blogging on this site has been pretty slow this week. First, I was busy preparing for Sunday’s Charge Conference. More recently I’ve been busy I’ve been busy preparing for Hurricane Rita. We’re 300 miles form the coast, so the major … Continue reading

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Strategic Mapping Presentation

Last week Bishop Huie met with leaders from churches all around the Texas Conference in a series of district and bi-district gatherings. She and conference treasurer Elijah Stansell presented an overview of the work of the Strategic Mapping Team, material … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon

Sunday sermon is now available – It’s Learning From John Wesley: Money. The main text is Matthew 6:19-34, but I start with Ephesians 6:10. The pivot text is Matthew 6:24 – “You cannot serve both God and Money [Mammon].” I … Continue reading

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Facing down intimidation

I’m going through a challenging time right now. I usually approach the world through knowledge and I find myself in a place where my knowledge is woefully inadequate. Tomorrow I will be fasting and praying for wisdom. Tonight, though, I … Continue reading

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Charge Conference

FUMC Pittsburg has Charge Conference in just over a week. Here’s my communication to them about the meeting. When: Next Sunday, September 25, at 9:00 a.m. Because of this odd hour, we will not have Sunday school that day and … Continue reading

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