Inspire

We’re excited to include these three sections–Inform, Inspire, Involve. Here we intend to recommend helpful information, hopeful inspiration and opportunities for involvement that can offer nourishment and possibly direction for your faith journey. Please return to visit these sections again soon and often. And please contribute ideas, information, insights and resources that might be helpful to others. Thanks!


Women’s History Month
Frances Willard, a Methodist Pioneer

At the 2019 session of General Conference in St. Louis, Mo., there were quite a few women delegates. That is a far cry from the experience…  Read more

Get Them Talking: Forgiveness

During Lent, we remember how God forgives us for all we do wrong. We are to forgive others in the same way we have been forgiven. A Lenten devotional conversation. Read more…  Read more

General Conference is over, what happens now?

The commission did their work. A conference was held. Speeches were given. Delegates voted. Decisions were made. Now what? In the days following… Learn more…  Read more

Bishop Kenneth H. Carter gives the sermon during opening worship for the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Bishop calls for healing after GC2019

In the aftermath of the Special Session of the General Conference, Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, President of the Council of Bishops has issued a pastoral letter based on James 5:13-16. Click
here to read the full letter
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Bishop’s Blog: Let us Cultivate Roses in St. Louis

During the May 2016 United Methodist General Conference, held in Portland, Oregon, the Council of Bishops was authorized to create a Special…  Read more

“Get Them Talking: Kindness”  

The Bible teaches us to serve God by being kind, even in little ways like thinking of others’ needs, wants or feelings, or by being patient or conversational. Learn more…   Read more

Invincible

Lessons from the Life of Martin Luther King Jr.
According to Webster’s Dictionary, the word “invincible” means “incapable of being conquered, overcome or subdued.”  When I ponder the life of…  Read more

Let us make 2019 “The Year of Civility”

I bid you grace and peace in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I celebrate with you this special time of the year: Advent, Christmas and the New Year: 2019. May your churches and homes be filled…  Read more

A culturally competent Christmas carol

Of all the Christmas carols and hymns in the UM Hymnal none is as important for us today as #244, “’Twas in the Moon of Wintertime.”  It is a Huron Christmas carol originally written in the language…  Read more

Christmas carols: “Above all sing spiritually”

As you turn the pages of The United Methodist Hymnal during December, often you will end up singing some of the most popular Christmas carols ever composed… Learn more…  Read more