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A Church in Mission

05/30/18

One year ago in May, Snow United Methodist Church voted to discontinue as a congregation.  At the same time, Genesis United Methodist Church was in financial crisis, due to nearly $10,000 in monthly obligations related to its mortgage and expenses at its location in the Watermark Center near Cascade Road.  By July 23, due to […]

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Broken Pieces

05/23/18

During this time of transition at Genesis, I can’t help but reflect on the nest full of baby birds that has recently been greeting me each time I enter the church. It has become, for me, somewhat of an icon, an image that has accompanied – and enriched – my own experience of God in […]

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The Sending Church

05/16/18

Outside the entrance to Genesis, a mother robin laid several blue eggs.  This week they have hatched into tiny birds.  Soon they will fly away, free to live as God’s creatures within nature. None of us expect them to stay in their nest forever.  They are meant to fly.   At the end of the […]

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A Church for Everyone

05/09/18

I love The United Methodist Church for many reasons, especially since it has been my church all my life.  It is not without cracks in its structure and practice, but I continue to find it the best for me of all the alternatives.   For most of us, “church” is just the congregation where we […]

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