Joe Agne: Check-in #1 from General Conference: 5/10

May 10, 2016 Rev. Joe Agne, our Pastor for Family Life and Social Justice, is at the General Conference of the United Methodist Church in Portland, OR. Here is Joe’s first report from General Conference. The United Methodist General Conference 2016 starts officially tomorrow at 2:00 p.m in Portland, Oregon. Tonite, under a large tent […]

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50 Years in Ministry: Celebrating Rev. Joe Agne Sunday, 10/25

Our beloved Pastor of Family Life and Social Justice, Joe Agne, is celebrating a milestone this year: 50 years in ministry! We’ll celebrate this fantastic anniversary with Joe in a special 10:30 am worship service on Sunday, October 25, so please plan to be in worship that day! The theme is “Weaving the Threads,” so […]

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Holy Week – Good Friday, April 18

Focus Scripture: When Jesus had received the wine, he said “It is finished.” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
John 19:30

Jesus says, “It is finished,” and then he dies. For some of us, life is finished long before we draw our last breath. The best explication of this comes from The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a sermon he delivered November 5, 1967, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia:

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

Holy One, the source of all religions, all peace and all justice, there are times when you communicate concretely with us about what it really means to be human. The life of Nelson Mandela is one of these times. When we think our happiness is totally unconnected to the society and world we live in, […]

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