It’s funny. I read about churches having to cancel their Ash Wednesday services this year due to bad weather conditions. Of course, that was a hard decision for many pastors and churches to have to make. Then again I read about others whose only wish was to be able to cancel their Ash Wednesday plans. Some people think it’s one of those “Catholic things” we need to get rid of. Or they may just feel like…..
This Sunday I shared two goals that I have for my congregation. Besides our usual learning to pray, equipping leaders and other things like that, there are two things I want to emphasize this year. One of them is the difference between being a giving church and being a tithing church. The other is knowing the difference between being a welcoming church and an inviting church. My first move toward acheiving the latter goal is…..
I know there are a few songs/hymns that you don’t like to sing in church. Trust me; there are some that get under my skin, too. They can’t all be gems. This Angry Eastwood meme was posted on the United Methodist Memes Facebook page, and a few of you might faint when you see some of the titles that made it to this list as songs/hymns you love to hate: Many Gifts, One Spirit Here I Am, Lord…..
A few weeks ago something great happened to one of the Fletcher Five. Brittani got her first job. We were all excited for her and proud that she has since taken her responsibility seriously. The best part for her came about two weeks later. Yes, that first paycheck brought all kinds of smiles. Then another first happened. This one was even more impressive, at least to this dad. Sometimes I don’t get to see everything…..
How cliché is it to bring up the few who don’t like to give up their pew? Very. That is until it happens to you.