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January 15, 2013

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Fantastic piece Rev Dan Dick!

You sir have done a fantastic job of presenting your piece with much thought, research and supportive references. You have proposed a much more simplified mission statement that is not "Radical" as the General Conference enforced upon us in 1996. My hope and prayer is that your message will be proposed, enacted and forwarded starting at this summer's annual Conference gathering. You are truley a welcomed voice in the wilderness with keen insight and vision. I stand with you in your call and support your proposed mission statement that makes sense, is clearly stated and best of all is "so do-able"! God bless you Dan.

Ken Miller, Oak Creek UMC, WI more than 2 years ago

Time for a New Mission

What Rev. Dick proposes for a new vision for the UMC is a very appropriate way to go toward the present UMC vision. As Rev. Dick very well develops in his five pages, for our present society, it would be better to define our vision as the manner of how to reach our goal, rather than the goal itself.

Norm Dyer more than 2 years ago

Time for a New Mission

Amen and Bravo!

Tom Griffith more than 2 years ago

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