Author Archives: andy

When Your Church Makes National News

United Methodist Church is meeting this week in St. Louis. The city with the big arch…Not often do church groups meet and make National News. Every four years the General Conference of the United Methodist Church meets…most years it does not make National news…but this year…it does…and it has…and will continue to make national news.  […]

“Is anything too hard for the Lord?”

“Hard is not bad.” This phrase was ingrained in my mind while serving as the pastor at Branches UMC. Kim Torres, the director of programming, would often say this to our youth and young adults when they were encountering “hard” situations. Even though many reading this email are no longer youth or young adults, many […]

Overcoming Differences…

This Sunday, we as a Church celebrate Epiphany. In the English language, the word “epiphany” literally means “an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure.” In the Christian life, we attribute Epiphany Sunday to the illuminating revelation of Christ to the magi (the wise men). In Matthew 2:1-12, we read the story of these men from far […]