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Good Friday Prayer Vigil

Reminder that the Good Friday Prayer Vigil (Click to see original post) will begin Friday morning at 6 AM at the Sanctuary of the Medina United Methodist Church. The place is all set up. Darlene Stevens and Lynda Coates have done a beautiful job coordinating and setting this up. Here is the list of things…

Getting Serious and Having Fun All at Once!

Last month I attended a “Bishop’s Convocation” at Mount Wesley in Kerrville. This is a time that is set apart for Bishop Dorff to cast vision and provide leadership to all the clergy of the Southwest Texas Conference. The theme this year was on RADICAL HOSPITALITY. I was pleased that our church is on the…

Southwest Texas Conference 2009 Pastoral Appointments

For those who are interested in following the changes in Pastoral Appointments. Here’s the direct link:  http://www.umcswtx.org/2009-confirmed-appointments.html I also encourage you to pray for Bishop Jim Dorff and his Cabinet of District Superintendents as they seek God’s will in making appointments. Bill Johnson currently serving Bastrop will be moving to St. Paul in Kerrville. Andy…

Ten Questions Presented to the UMC Council of Bishops Meeting

Here’s an eye opening account of the condition of the United Methodist Church as was presented to the Council of Bishops in November 5, 2007. http://www.churchleadership.com/pdfs/State%20of%20the%20Church%20Response%20to%20COB%2007b.pdf The good news is that I see the United Methodist Church  dealing with a lot of these issues addressed and I see a good kind of change coming.

The Enemy

The Enemy     I was reminded a while back by someone that in the old Pogo comic there was a saying that has been quoted for years since: “we have met the enemy and it is us.” Or something like that. There is such a thing as spiritual warfare. There are spirits, powers and what some…

History of Medina UMC, TX

History of Medina UMC, TX 1881-1981 by Mrs. Thelma Gallant “When does a church begin? Whose is the dream? Who lays the fire–arranges the tinder–fans the sparks–carries the glowing ember?” How did it happen that a Methodist Church, now known as the Medina United Methodist Church, was established in 1881? To find answers to these…