Asking For a Seat at the UMC Table

The United Methodist Church is in the news.  NPR, New York Times, Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, and many others.  They have been meeting in General Conference, where elected delegates from the global church debated whether to maintain prohibitions on LGBTQIA+ people in the life of the church, or to eliminate some of those prohibitions, or … Continue reading Asking For a Seat at the UMC Table

Planning a Short-Term Mission Trip – Part Three:  Do No Harm

This past weekend two things happened:  a friend asked me a question and I got a new compass. I’ll be honest.  I really love hiking, but I have NO idea how to use a compass.  Now that I live in a region with lots of trails, I’ve been learning.  I’ve gone to classes, I’ve researched … Continue reading Planning a Short-Term Mission Trip – Part Three:  Do No Harm