Be Kind Because…!

At the end of my sermon in the two services I preached last Sunday, I quoted some words from a retired minister and friend of mine, Mike Selleck.  I mentioned that Mike uses these words as a benediction after he preaches or after he has some done some teaching. This...

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Riding Out a Storm!

On the wall of my office, I have a framed copy of Rembrandt’s “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee.” It depicts that passage of Scripture when the disciples were in the boat and a storm arose. In the picture, the sky is dark and ominous. The waves are high....

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General Conference

As you no doubt know, the special called General Conference to deal with issues related to human sexuality and more specifically homosexuality ended on Tuesday. On Wednesday I sent the following letter to the Congregation, but for those of you who did not see it, I also wanted to include...

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A Prayer for General Conference

As you are probably aware, this Saturday, the General Conference of The United Methodist Church will begin meeting in special session to hear a report from The Commission on the Way Forward as authorized by the Council of Bishops. The report deals with matters of human sexuality and more specifically...

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2019 Called General Conference of the United Methodist Church

Dunwoody UMC has a long history of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We are one congregation of a larger denomination of United Methodists. United Methodists are spread throughout the world and are connected by missions, traditions, Wesleyan theology and heritage and covenant. However, over...

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Have I Told You About…?

Last Monday night, we had our bi-monthly Church Council meeting. It was the first one of the New Year, so we did a little bit of reflecting on the last year. We talked about the sort of things you always talk about in these meetings: the budget, attendance, membership, staff...

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Saying, “I Love You!”

This week I have stepped away from my regular responsibilities at the Church and settled into a remote log cabin in the mountains to do some sermon planning. I try to do this sort of thing a couple of times each year. It helps to set the worship agenda for...

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Exciting News!

I have some exciting news to share with you. After nearly a year of planning and execution, the DUMC Communications Team launched a brand new website with a different and more dynamic look. The new website is driven by three key objectives: a) Clearly communicate the worship, missions and congregational...

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February 2019

As many of you know, next month The United Methodist Church will have a special called session of the General Conference to take up the issue of human sexuality. In the last three years a great deal of study has been conducted and at least three recommendations have been made...

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Living Joyously!

When the angel appeared to the Shepherds while they were out in the fields keeping watch over their flocks, the angel announced, “Don’t be afraid!  Look!  I bring good news to you – wonderful, joyous news for all people.”  (Luke 2:10 CEB). The promise that accompanied the coming of Christ...

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