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Monthly Reflections – On the Twelfth Day of Christmas

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas    10  When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. 11  On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and … Continued

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Monthly Reflections – Five Expectations of Discipleship

Five Expectations of Discipleship   Years ago when I was pastoring the Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, I would be regularly invited to the Rotary Club in Greensboro as a guest. I found it interesting how clearly they laid out the expectations of a Rotarian. As I was driving home from one of the events I … Continued

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Dear Weddington Congregation,   As you are aware, parts of Texas and Louisiana have been hit by devastation from Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey.  The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) works to assist communities in basic needs and recovery during a crisis.  Because administrative cost are covered through the denomination, 100% of all funds sent through … Continued

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Monthly Reflections – The Church in Prayer for the State

July 4 is a national holiday.  It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 by delegates from the 13 colonies. Many see the 4th of July as the birthday of the United States of America. There will be picnics, parades, and fireworks.   For some in church … Continued

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Monthly Reflections – The Gospel on Five Fingers

I have shared with you that I have been spending some time in the writings and journey of Mother Teresa, now Saint Teresa of Calcutta.  Her passion for the poor, the unwanted, the unloved, and the uncared for was amazing and humbling.   One of the lessons she would teach those in the Missionaries of Charity was … Continued

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Monthly Reflections – Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day    Mother’s Day is a special day.  Each year we pause to think about our mothers and those who have shaped our lives.  We give thanks to God and share memories as we think about our mothers who have gone before us.  We give thanks to God and reach out in love to … Continued

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Monthly Reflections – Holy Week

Holy Week   Holy Week is a vital week in the Christian Faith.  It is deemed as Holy Week because this is the week when God demonstrates how incredible God’s sacrificial love is for us.  Many will be traveling due to Spring Break.  I encourage you to spend some time with your families to reflect on … Continued

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Monthly Reflections – The Season of Lent

The Season of Lent   On Wednesday, March 1, we will have an Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary at the Weddington campus. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the season of Lent. Lent is a forty-day period, not counting Sundays, before Easter.   The season of Lent is a time of … Continued

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