General Conference

Starting on Saturday February 23 the General Conference of the United Methodist Church will be meeting in St Louis. The General Conference is the designated group within our church denomination that has the sole authority to set church doctrine and law, in what is called the Book of Discipline. The

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Transformation

Earlier this week I listened to a podcast called The Transformationist with Tash McGill. On this particular episode, Tash interviewed my friend and youth ministry coach Mark Oestreicher, better known as MarkO. The description of the podcast states, “This podcast is dedicated to real stories and conversations of transformation. These

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Tennis

My daughter Lydia started playing tennis last year in the spring.  It was about this time last year that she decided she was going to try out for the high-school tennis team, which thankfully for her not a whole lot of girls were trying out, and that pretty much assured

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Christmas Eve

One of the things I get excited about that our church does for Christmas eve is the Christmas eve offering. You might be saying to yourself that’s a weird thing to be excited about. Most people enjoy lighting candles and singing Silent night on Christmas eve. Usually the offering is

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December Rush

The Holidays tend to be a busy season for most people and families and it seems to start Thanksgiving.  December definitely is one of my favorite months, partially because of Christmas. But I would be lying if I said that was the only reason. First off, it’s my birthday month.

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Amazing Next

Two weeks ago 28 youth and 5 adults attended the Amazing Next Conference in Falls Church. The event was held at Falls Church Anglican in northern VA with over 200 youth in attendance. It was a great conference where we heard four different speakers and a praise band. There was

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