We enter 2017 filled with gratitude for the many contributors who included us in their year-end giving. Thanks to your generosity, United Methodist Insight begins the New Year on a solid financial footing!
We don't know what challenges we will face, but we know the need for your support continues. To give to United Methodist Insight's expanded mission, please click on the Donate button above for online giving. Or make checks payable to our sponsoring congregation, St. Stephen UMC, and write "UM Insight" on the memo line. Then mail to United Methodist Insight, c/o St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 2520 Oates Drive, Mesquite, TX 75150.
Thank you for the privilege of serving you and God for five years!
Meet Our Sponsor
St. Stephen United Methodist Church of Mesquite, Texas, sponsors United Methodist Insight. St. Stephen has been a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network since 1998. Click on the image above to see a Welcome video from the church. Come visit us whenever you're in the Dallas area!
“We must dig deep; we must remember that we are all in this together — gay and straight and lesbian and transgender and bisexual, Christian and Muslim, black and white. What we must tell our white brothers and sisters is, is that you have to learn from us as well. Don’t be hoodwinked and snookered by investing in white supremacy and the unconscious reflex of bigotry. You got to push beyond that to understand that we are all in this together.”
– The Rev. Michael Eric Dyson, a Georgetown University scholar and author on racial issues, speaking at a Jan. 14 march and rally in Washington, D.C., as reported by Religion News Service.
"I call original sin the red sock in our theological laundry, because it has the potential to discolor everything. ... If you want short-term obedience, scare or shame people. If you want transformation, anchor them to God’s unconditional love."
"Patience is a Christian virtue, to be sure. But in the present mean-spirited and divisive political climate, and given the coming disaster on Jan. 20 that we have brought on ourselves, I want to say a good word for impatience. ... There’s a time for reconciliation, for prayers for unity and healing. This is not such an hour."