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!


Ladies and Gentlemen, This Is A Bible

By the Rev. Dr. Bronwyn Yocum*
Today is one of my most favorite days of the year. Today is the opening weekend of the National Football League season. Since I was a little kid, I have watched and loved football…  Read more

Finding a Home and a Higher Purpose

Frederick Uy, accepted by 25 prestigious universities and offered $1 million in scholarships, chose to attend Claflin University, a Black College Fund institution. Here’s why. Read the article at gbhem.org  Read more

A Child’s Prayer for School

Children facing their first days in school can take comfort knowing that God is with us every moment and we can look for God’s love in others

A video prayer…  Read more

Remembering August 25, 1619

According to an article in the Sunday Tribune by Michael Coard, 12.5 million stolen Africans were brought to this country. By the time of the Civil War there were 4 million enslaved people and 1.32 million of them were children…  Read more

What’s in Your Heart?

By Bishop Peggy Johnson

Doctors have perfected many kinds of tests that diagnose heart disease. From coronary artery blockages to arrhythmia, to heart valve disease—with modern testing equipment, we can know what is in a person’s physical heart.   Read more

Summer of Love

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson

This season I have been pondering “love.”  According to the Apostle Paul, it “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (I Corinthians 13:7).  Read more

‘Speak, Lord. Your servant is listening.’

When asked what prayer is, most Christians say it’s communicating with God. While we may be comfortable with talking to God, rarely do we pause to hear what God is saying to us. Learn more at umc.org  Read more

Christian hymn unites Hong Kong protesters

A Christian hymn has become the focal point for Hong Kong protesters who gathered for three major demonstrations against a proposed law that would allow extraditions to mainland China. Continue Reading at umnews.org  Read more

Is communion simply a ritual of remembrance?

Holy Communion includes a profound act of remembrance that recalls the last supper Jesus had with his disciples. But it is more than just a ritual of remembering. It is primarily an act through which…  Read more

Annual Conference 2019
“Tell to the Coming Generation”

Soren Kierkegaard once wrote “The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you’ll never have.” The people of God, however…  Read more