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Diddy for day: Why do we read the Bible? ….. Best Instructions Before Leaving Earth.
We got a little wet in the wee hours of this morning. Hope you received a little rain as well. David was up unplugging computers and running out to the truck to shut the windows. I on the other hand, sleep quite soundly! Glad it wasn’t a bugger bear… I would have been in trouble. The cabins at the ranch have slowed down and we can finally take a deep breath. Love all the summer laughter, but it is time to say, Love Ya, Bye! We will still have a few during the fall and winter but it is very relaxed and the cows like it that way too. Of course, the next phase will be the hunters… Speaking of hunting….The other day, David looks out the front door and there are our two dogs (Daisy & Brandy) who have a squirrel on top of an 8 ft. pole. The chatter was on, the tails were up, and game on! This applied to both squirrel and dogs. Needless to say, the squirrel lost the game, but man, oh man, that was like watching a squirrel on speed… never seen anything move so fast! Reminded me of Speedy Gonzales – the cartoon show. I know, I look at the world differently!
On with the reminders: If you are on a committee, don’t forget the church conference is coming up on Oct. 2nd after the meal in the Fellowship Hall.
Sept. 13th – TODAY – Choir is at 6 pm… La La La La La –
Sept. 14th – Amplified Youth @ 5:30 pm. Christie still needs table talkers. Come sit with our Youth, talk, listen, and eat. Bible Study is at 7 pm at Anne & Jesse Guinn’s house.
Sept. 20th – Emmaus Breakfast @ 6:45 am / Frio Canyon Homemakers Club is @2 pm in the Fellowship Hall / Choir @ 6 pm
Sept. 21st – The UMW will Host High Tea @ 11 am. – all women are invited.
Sept. 22nd – Autumn Begins! Yeah!
Save the Date, January 21, 2017. Location: Fredericksburg UMC for Equipping the Saints.
Here are some thank you notes from the Youth…
I will leave with this chuckle:
How do you know Jesus like Japanese food? He love me so (miso).
Love Ya Bunches and Bunches! Take care until we meet again!
Check the Calendar Page for more events and notes
I was having a conversation with a friend and colleague in ministry recently about what it would take to be bridge builders during this politically charged and divisive time of our nation’s history. This topic is especially important to us as we have watched dear friends attack each other over social media for having different ideological viewpoints. My friends simply asked:
“I wonder what would happen if people stopped starting their counter arguments in their head when they immediately heard someone they disagreed with (including
myself) and started really listening to people they disagreed with (including myself). I think this world needs a lot less talking and a lot more patience and listening.”
I am sure for a lot of us these words hit close to home. I know that when I hear some-thing I disagree with; I quickly hear the counter argument raging in my head. I love to debate, to argue, to be correct, to get the last word in! But is that really how we should live as Christians or is this the brokenness of the world slipping in and dividing us further.
If my friend’s words seem familiar, they are in fact rooted in scripture. James 1: 19 says “You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger.” We are called through God’s grace to be agents of peace and mercy, not to further sow the seeds of anger and hatred. This isn’t always easy though, because we are in fact passionate people, who love to share their thoughts, minds, and hearts but does that really accomplish anything?
A world where we lived into the challenge of listening in love, being slow to speak, and slow to anger would look a lot more like the Kingdom of God, and a lot less like the brokenness of the world. When you really listen to a counter viewpoint from the heart, one of two things happen: either you hear something in a way that you had never heard it before and it serves to transform you from within, or it strengthens your own
convictions. Either way you have experienced growth both personally and relationally with the other person. Isn’t that better than being right? I think so.
Grace and Peace,
|History of the United Methodist Church
On April 23, 1968, The United Methodist Church was created when Bishop Reuben H. Mueller, representing The Evangelical United Brethren Church, and Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke of The Methodist Church joined hands at the constituting General Conference in Dallas, Texas. With the words, "Lord of the Church, we are united in Thee, in Thy Church and now in The United Methodist Church," the new denomination was given birth by two churches that had distinguished histories and influential ministries in various parts of the world.
Theological traditions steeped in the Protestant Reformation and Wesleyanism, similar ecclesiastical structures, and relationships that dated back almost two hundred years facilitated the union. In the Evangelical United Brethren heritage, for example, Philip William Otterbein, the principal founder of the United Brethren in Christ, assisted in the ordination of Francis Asbury to the superintendency of American Methodist work. Jacob Albright, through whose religious experience and leadership the Evangelical Association was begun, was nurtured in a Methodist class meeting following his conversion.
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