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Rick Vance

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Rev. Rick Vance, director of men’s ministry for the General Commission on United Methodist Men, says men's reluctance to get involved in church can be overcome with persistence and personal attention. more

Mar 13, 2017 12:14 PM Local Church

A runner for some 65 years -- yes, really, 65 years -- the Rev. Rich Peck has never had a "high" in sport or in faith, but he sees no reason to quit. more

Aug 25, 2016 2:45 PM Practicing Faith

Oyster

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Whether we're oysters or rocks or ballerinas or Lebron James, we'll do well to remember that each of us has only a small and imperfect vision of God-things, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. more

Mar 17, 2016 1:59 PM Practicing Faith

61st Ave. Luncheon

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Gentrification is having a negative effect on 61st Avenue United Methodist Church, a beacon of hope and care in the West Nashville neighborhood known as the Nations, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. more

Dec 4, 2015 12:16 PM Ministry with the Poor

The Religious Landscape Study results for American United Methodists show that we've forgotten our identity as Wesleyan Christians, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. more

Nov 12, 2015 4:27 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

New Q

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What if that gospel source known as "Q" actually comes from United Methodists' favorite church jargon? The Rev. Rich Peck has a humorous take on the prospect. more

Aug 20, 2015 11:47 AM Perspectives 2 Comments

Rick Vance

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Rev. Rick Vance, director of men’s ministry for the General Commission on United Methodist Men, says men's reluctance to get involved in church can be overcome with persistence and personal attention. more

Mar 13, 2017 12:14 PM Local Church

A runner for some 65 years -- yes, really, 65 years -- the Rev. Rich Peck has never had a "high" in sport or in faith, but he sees no reason to quit. more

Aug 25, 2016 2:45 PM Practicing Faith

Oyster

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Whether we're oysters or rocks or ballerinas or Lebron James, we'll do well to remember that each of us has only a small and imperfect vision of God-things, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. more

Mar 17, 2016 1:59 PM Practicing Faith

61st Ave. Luncheon

Photo by Rich Peck

Gentrification is having a negative effect on 61st Avenue United Methodist Church, a beacon of hope and care in the West Nashville neighborhood known as the Nations, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. more

Dec 4, 2015 12:16 PM Ministry with the Poor

The Religious Landscape Study results for American United Methodists show that we've forgotten our identity as Wesleyan Christians, writes the Rev. Rich Peck. more

Nov 12, 2015 4:27 PM Perspectives 1 Comments

New Q

UM Insight Art

What if that gospel source known as "Q" actually comes from United Methodists' favorite church jargon? The Rev. Rich Peck has a humorous take on the prospect. more

Aug 20, 2015 11:47 AM Perspectives 2 Comments

Money

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Two churchwide agencies tasked with preparation the worldwide denomination's budget have agreed on the guidelines by which they'll prepare financial plans. more

Nov 21, 2013 3:12 PM In the Church

Cross-Flame Shirt

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The United Methodist Church is likely to continue its decades-long struggle to define the relationship between churches in the United States and congregations in Africa, Asia and Europe, with the Connectional Table assigned to the task. more

Nov 21, 2013 3:06 PM In the Church

Kepler Space Telescope

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The Kepler telescope's discovery of thousands of potentially habitable planets far beyond Earth underscores the UMC's Social Principles that science expands our understanding of the mysteries of God’s creation, writes Rich Peck. more

Sep 13, 2013 2:44 PM Perspectives

Bishop James Swanson

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Christian men need help to find a new identity in serving God and people, urged Bishop James A. Swanson, president of the General Commission on United Methodist Men, during the agency's recent directors' meeting. more

Sep 13, 2013 12:14 PM In the Church 2 Comments

Boy Scouts

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The United Methodist Men's Commission, sponsoring agency for the church's Boy Scout troops, says that any troops disaffiliated by the Southern Baptist Convention would be welcomed by the UMC more

Jun 12, 2013 5:56 PM In the Church

Veteran United Methodist communicator Rich Peck tells the story of a lost opportunity to foster global unity at the 2012 General Conference. more

May 31, 2012 12:33 PM In the Church

Committee Vote

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Rich Peck of United Methodist News Service provides an overview of the proceedings of the 2012 General Conference held April 24-May 4 in Tampa, Florida. more

May 9, 2012 4:08 PM In the Church

Money

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The General Council on Finance and Administration proposes a four-year budget with significant cutbacks for The United Methodist Church. more

Mar 27, 2012 2:51 PM 2012 Finances