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Overheard...

I was working on my sermon tonight, here in Mississippi, at St. Paul UMC/CORE Base Camp, and overheard two gentleman talking. They noticed how many United Methodists mission teams were here at the camp, which is ecumenical, for all volunteers. And one said to the other (more or less), "The things about United Methodists is whether they're liberal or conservative, they're really focused on mission and service." I was proud to overhear such a comment and know that we have something good in our reputation!

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Greg Hazelrig said…
It's also nice to know that no matter where we stand on different theological issues that we can work together when our sisters and brothers (God's children) are in need of our help.
Anonymous said…
Yes, that is encouraging!
John said…
That's very good news.

My parents are down in your general area right now on a mission trip.

When my current church sent a group down to hurricane-ravaged Clewiston, I heard one of the men remark that what he loved about UM churches was that no matter which one he went to, he always felt welcome.
Anonymous said…
Yep :)
Anonymous said…
What a wonderful affirmation!!!
St. Casserole said…
It's true. The UMC's are EVERYWHERE down here and were the first, in our area, after Katrina to provide meals and services for victims/survivors. You can be proud of UMCOR and local UMC's for the ministry they provide.

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