Vows and Grace

Last weekend, I had the privilege of performing the wedding ceremony for my niece, Liz. Technically, Liz is Carol’s sister’s daughter, but Carol and I were married by the time Liz was born so I claim her as my own. It was a beautiful wedding and part of my responsibility...

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It Is Important to Remember…

In my office I have on my wall an inexpensive sketch of Jesus. I don’t remember exactly where I picked it up, but I do remember that the first time I saw it, I was so taken by it that I immediately purchased it, took it to a framing store...

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Back to School

It’s that time of year again. Families are shopping for book bags, pencils, papers, notebooks and a whole range of back-to-school items. Students and teachers are bemoaning the fact that their freedom is a thing of the past. At the same time, parents are full of smiles and excitement at...

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Waiting Well by Rev. Kathy Brockman

I do not like to wait. I do not like to wait on much of anything. And, I’m pretty sure that I’m not alone in my distaste for waiting. This is evidenced by a world that lives on text messaging, the promise of instant credit, same day delivery by online...

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Guests are a Gift from God by Rev. David Melton

The church must be the most hospitable and guest-friendly place on the planet if we take seriously the words from Hebrews 13:2, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers (guests), for by doing so some have entertained angels without knowing it.” Everyone is important and deserves our best efforts....

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Join us for Foodstock

The Gospel of Luke reminds us that at a point in Jesus’ ministry, a crowd had gathered to hear him preach late into the evening. The disciples began to worry what such a large and hungry group of people would do for dinner, so they said to Jesus, “Send the...

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Less Than Eleven Weeks

Seven months ago this week, we moved into our newly renovated Sanctuary. It has been amazing. The things we are able to do with the space have increased dramatically. When it is set up for Traditional worship, Sonny Walden, our Minister of Music, claims it is one of the finest...

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Tied Together by a Dream!

Nineteen years ago, I had an unforgettable experience. Carol and I were returning from a trip abroad. We had accompanied World Methodist Evangelism on a trip to Greece and Israel where we had traced the footsteps of Jesus and the beginnings of the early church. We left in the middle...

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When It Comes Right Down to It…

A couple of weeks ago, Carol and I were discussing something about our wedding. Right now, I don’t remember what it was, but I do recall that we each remembered it differently. This year, in July, we will have been married 43 years, so sometimes the details get a bit...

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Serving a Church that Serves Others!

During one of the worship services last Sunday, I mentioned that there is a lot going on in our church right now. To begin, by the time you read this article, the 153rd session of the North Georgia Annual Conference will have come to a close. Rev. Kathy Brockman will...

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