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!


Changed

A sermon by Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi

What a wonderful change has come over me. Changed. I’m so glad he changed. I have a background in psychology…   Read more

‘We Shall All Be Changed’

A sermon by the Rev. Cheryl Zegers, Pastor of Mt. Zion UMC Peach Bottom (Preached at the West District Conference, May 6, 2018). Listen to the word of the Lord from Acts 10:44-48. In this passage the Holy Spirit…  Read more

Dwelling in Unity

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell in unity. It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down on the collar of his robes! It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion!  Read more

Ideas for observing Memorial Day

A UMNS Report by Barbara Dunlap-Berg. From sea to shining sea, United Methodists are finding special ways to observe Memorial Day in the United States.
Here is a sampling of ideas.  Read more

United Methodist Women touched my life

In the fall of 1978 I was an M.Div student at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky.  But I wondered some days if I had heard God right about this call… Read more

What does it mean to live by faith?

To live by faith is to live in a trusting, loving and ever-deepening relationship with God and with every neighbor, in which our own lives are transformed.   Read more

Rejoice in our United Methodist heritage

From April 22 through May 20, let us rejoice together in the faithful, if not faultless, 50-year heritage we share as United Methodists…  Read more

Native Americans and the Church: Past, present, future

Sunday, April 15th is “Native American Ministry Sunday” in the United Methodist Church.  I hope that every church will take a special offering to aid Native American seminary students and… Read more

Faceless Christ, Headless Disciples

In Berlin there is the Chapel of the Reconciliation. It was rebuilt after the reunification of Germany and the destruction of the Berlin Wall that divided East and West Germany from 1961 to 1989. Originally…  Read more

‘Blowin’ in the Wind’

I remember buying a Peter, Paul and Mary album when I was in 7th grade. I sat in the basement with my friends that summer, and listened to every cut of this folk music record over and over again. It was during the time of the Civil Rights movement and the Viet Nam War.  Read more