Monthly Archives: December 2009

Getting Christmas

Our local school has kids write letters to Santa each year. Most of them end up submitted for inclusion in the local paper. One written by one of our church kids didn’t make the cut. Here it is: Dear Santa … Continue reading

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Only Rabbis?

In her most recent online letter, Bishop Huie has this: Dr. Bill Carter, a Presbyterian pastor, tells a story about a rabbi who was approached by one of his students. The student said, “Rabbi, I love you.” The rabbi said, … Continue reading

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More on Generosity

Ran across this from Seth Godin’s new (free, online) book: When the economy tanks, it’s natural to think of yourself first. You have a family to feed a mortgage to pay. Getting more appears to be the order of business. … Continue reading

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Our congregation has faced more financial challenges this year than we have in several years. While finishing our apportionments (the money United Methodist churches send to the general church for ministry beyond our own locale) was fairly easy for a … Continue reading

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Learning to Risk in Church

As a church we do a fairly decent job of keeping the older generation employed and busy. We do a fairly poor job of drawing the younger generations into leadership, however, unless they are willing to plug in and do … Continue reading

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