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The United Methodist Church officially opposes the death penalty: "We believe the death penalty denies the power of Christ to redeem, restore and transform all human beings." (The Social Principles, Book of Discipline). 



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         "We need to be gentle with ourselves and give ourselves permission to grieve continued injustice and denominational harm. Lent is maybe the best time of the liturgical year to pause and sit with whatever we are feeling or not feeling right now, especially before we make big decisions. It brings to mind what the disciples might have gone through in those days between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, when maybe they could affirm there would be more to the story but did not yet know what new life was going to come forth."

– T. C. Morrow in a sermon, "Stay the Course," given Sunday, March 17 at Foundry UMC, Washington, D.C. Republished with permission from her Facebook page.

Grassroots UMC

  • Retired Pastor Helps Children Read

    The Muskogee Phoenix reports: "Retired pastor and teacher Raymond Griffin has returned to the classroom to help children read." Affiliated witth St. Paul United Methodist Church, Rev. Griffin said he had helped with the church’s summer school Project Transformation for two years when he was recruited as a volunteer reading tutor for third-graders, writes Cathy Spaulding. A reading teacher in southern Oklahoma, Rev. Griffin served as bi-vocational pastor of Bethel and Hulen United Methodist Churches for 25 years. Read more


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