FUMC Blog

2011/09/09

Someone asked me today (Thursday) if we are going to focus on 9-11 this Sunday. It’s a good question, one I’ve been pondering, in fact, for some time.

The media is ramping up its coverage, with special news reports and programs reflecting back to that awful day a decade ago. How much will this be a media event, I’ve been wondering, and how much is it really something that captures and demands our attention?

2011/09/02

It’s Labor Day weekend, and I’m excited! My son and family are headed this way this evening, meaning I will see my 17-month-old granddaughter for the first time since May. That’s almost ¼ of her life! And I can tell by the pictures that she’s really grown. Of course, I’ll be glad to see my son and daughter-in-law, too, and our daughter when she arrives  tomorrow night! Holidays are great times for families to gather.

2011/08/19

I met this morning (Thursday) with an ecumenical group of clergy. Most places I have served have had some type of ministerial association, which met once a month or so for breakfast or lunch and maybe sponsored a Thanksgiving service, baccalaureate service, or something of the sort. This group is different. This group is passionate about making a difference in Haywood County. This is the group that sparked interest in the Homeless Shelter and the one that initiated the annual school workday and partnerships with schools.

2011/08/12

            If you think of “summer” as the time between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next—I know, not the scientific definition, but a practical one—then “summer” is almost over. School begins next week! Families are home from vacations!

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