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  • Movies and Methodists, only in Hollywood where the sermons relate to film
    Movies and Methodists, only in Hollywood where the sermons relate to film
    Church worship is incredibly entertaining at Hollywood United Methodist Church, in the heart of Hollywood. The church with the 14-story spire has a red ribbon around it showing that all are welcome, and the carillon inside it once played the Best...
  • Pie named for the Methodist faith
    Pie named for the Methodist faith
    Early last year, I did two articles about the beloved TV home economist Betty Feezor. Betty hosted her own homemaking show, "The Betty Feezor Show", on Charlotte, NC's WBTV, channel 3. In these two articles, I shared recipes that...
  • UMC and LGBT
    LGBT millennial blogger 'breaks up with' United Methodist Church
    Earlier this week, a millennial blogger named Katherine, aka. WildGooseGirl, wrote a breakup letter to the United Methodist Church entitled "It's Not Me, It's You." Go read it. It is heartfelt, profound, and filled with genuine...
  • Homeless person 18 cents
    Homeless person: 18 cents left to church, 'Don't be mad' writes homeless person
    A homeless man donates 18 cents to a church in an act of unselfish giving. The amount this man donated was pocket change, yet for this dispossessed and destitute individual, the donation is worth far more than any whopping donation made by the...
  • Henry Goode Blasdel - NV
    Henry Goode Blasdel was Nevada’s ‘chocolate and tea’ governor
    An American politician and member of the Republican Party, Henry Goode Blasdel was born on January 29, 1825 near Lawrenceburg, Indiana. With a limited education from Indiana’s common schools, he began to study law at the age of 17.In 1845,...
  • Henderson Settlement
    Henderson Settlement - vacation with a purpose
    Nestled in a remote valley in Southeast Kentucky sits a nearly 90-year old Methodist mission called Henderson Settlement. This collection of simple buildings sits on a hill in the shadow of Pine Mountain, a 125-mile long barrier that runs from...
  • Pastor defrocked
    Pastor defrocked: Methodist pastor defrocked for marrying gay son and his lover
    A Methodist pastor was defrocked for performing a marriage ceremony between his homosexual son and another man, an act that goes against the edicts of the denomination, reports the New York Times on Thursday.Methodist Rev. Frank Schaefer of...
  • Methodist pastor quit? Controversial pastor will not quit despite church order
    Methodist pastor quit? Controversial pastor will not quit despite church order
    Frank Schaefer, a Methodist pastor from Pennyslyvania who was convicted for having officiated the gay marriage of his son, will not quit despite a church order requiring him to do so. The 51-year-old Methodist pastor said he will not voluntarily...
  • The Chapel of Rest, Happy Valley, North Carolina
    Highland churches of Western North Carolina
    The story of religion in the western North Carolina highlands began with the arrival of missionaries among the Native Americans. Soon they were followed by settlers that brought a variety of faiths along with them.By the 1740s Scotch-Irish from...
  • Local churches in review, Triplett UMC
    Local churches in review, Triplett UMC new Wednesday night service
    Triplett United Methodist Church in Mooresville held its second new Wednesday night worship service this week. The service began with a purpose; a place to reach out to new people, as well as a service for people to attend who cannot always attend...
  • Barbara Burce
    Caregivers and churches get ready for the age wave
    Are youready for the age wave?Two New York State workshopswill help you answer that questions this fall. Each event will focus on caregiving and spirituality.The first, on September 29th, will be held at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist...
  • Sheffey Camp Meeting
    That Ol’ Time Camp Meeting Religion
    American Christians who come from a holiness or evangelical tradition are likely familiar with the concept of camp meeting. These outdoor events originated in the 1800s as the nation was expanding westward.By 1800, major revivals in Christianity...
  • Sacred Places
    Sacred spaces stir spirits
    Sunday night services at the Mangham United Methodist Church featured hymn singing by request. Parishioners called out the page number of a favorite selection from the little red Cokesbury Hymnal and Mrs. Ira Hixon would play it on an upright...
  • Kirbyjon Caldwell
    Houston pastor celebrates 30 years of service
    This weekend was historic for the Windsor Village United Methodist Church Family, the City of Houston and the nation as they commemorated Senior Pastor Kirbyjon H. Caldwell’s 30 Years of Servant Leadership.Houston Mayor Annise Parker...
  • Obamas
    President Barack Obama's religion
    A new Gallup poll reveals Americans’ view of President Barack Obama’s religion. The results are somewhat surprising.CLICK HERE to view photo slideshow of President Obama's Chicago NeighborhoodOnly 34% of Americans say Obama is a...
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