Quarterly Conference: Way Forward

Many of you are familiar with the struggle happening within the United Methodist Church regarding the Church’s stance on the issue of human sexuality. The struggle to find common ground has been a major part of the discussions taking place at General Conference since 1972. This past General Conference (2016), the Conference asked the Council […]


The philosopher Frederick Nietzsche, who popularized the idea that “God is dead,” once said, “If these Christians want me to believe in their god, they’ll have to sing better songs, they’ll have to look more like people who have been saved, they’ll have to wear on their countenance the joy of the beatitudes. I could […]

One Mind Sermon Series

During Vacation Bible School, a class was interrupted when a new student was brought in. The little boy had one arm missing, and the teacher was very nervous that one of the other children might comment on his handicap and embarrass him. As the class time was about to end, she asked the class to […]

The Way Forward Report

The General Conference (GC) is the only body that can speak for the United Methodist Church. The GC writes our church laws and policies and re-writes portions of our Book of Discipline every 4 years to keep the church relevant to our changing times. This means that no individual has the authority to speak for […]

July Financials for FUMCMC

Following our summer youth mission trips and events, I’ve asked Kemble Witt to compose the finance letter for July. Your contributions have made some amazing things happen in at FUMCMC. Take a moment and read what Kemble says about how your contributions have made a difference. Breathe Peace, Marty Dear Congregation, Some of you may already […]

Covenant Cup 2018

There was this preacher who was an avid golfer. Every chance he could get, he could be found on the golf course swinging away. It was an obsession. One Sunday was a picture perfect day for golfing. The sun was shining, no clouds in the sky and the temperature was just right. The preacher was […]

Thank You For Continuing to Give

Following Summer Arts Camp, I’ve asked Matthew Robinson to compose this most recent finance letter. Your contributions have made some amazing things happen in worship at FUMCMC. Take a moment and read what Matt says about your contributions. Breathe Peace, Marty Dear Congregation, Some twenty-five years ago, I shared an exercise with the staff at […]