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Disharmony felt in key resolutions, relations at NEJ Conference

Reflection by The Rev. Jeffrey Raffauf: The NE Jurisdictional Conference was a unique experience for me. I understood going in the importance of this body…

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Call to action against racism: Are we really going to do this?

“We will all have to repent, not merely for the hateful words and actions of bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.”

Fulton Opera House, Site of Conestoga Indian Massacre

Repentance asks ‘all of us’ to remember

On a sunny day during our Eastern PA Annual Conference in June, several of us entered the historic Fulton Theatre in downtown Lancaster, just a short walk from the Convention Center.

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Call to Prayer for GC2016: Social Issues

Among the most important but also the most controversial part of General Conference every four years is the conversation about social issues.  United Methodists of good will are at different… Read more

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Call to Prayer for GC2016: Pray for those who may determine NEJ episcopal areas

Pray for those who may determine NEJ episcopal areas. On the fifth day of General Conference there is a gathering of the Interjurisdictional Committee on the Episcopacy…

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Call to Prayer for GC2016: Prayers for our church and its global Discipline

Prayers for our church and its global Discipline–At our General Conference, which will be held in Portland, Oregon (May 10-20), there will be conversation about a Global Book of Discipline.

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Call to Prayer for GC2016: Stewards of God’s Grace

As we continue to journey toward General Conference which will be held in Portland, Oregon (May 10-20, 2016), I ask that you pray about the finances that the delegates will be discussing

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Call to Prayer for GC2016: Praising God in Worship at General Conference

Let us continue to pray for General Conference 2016 (May 10-20, 2016). We need to lift up the ministry of worship, in both music and message, at the conference and pray that it edifies each person present and all of us together.

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Call to Prayer for GC2016 #2

As we continue to look toward General Conference 2016 I call you to prayer for the Pre-General Conference Briefing which will be held January 20-22, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.

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In this new year ‘walk in newness of life’

A favorite phrase for me in our Holy Communion liturgy is “walk in newness of life.” Do you see this New Year as an ideal time to do just that, to change something about your faith walk