As a faith based, Christian organization, UMC takes special pride in recognizing both the historical, and the ongoing achievements of Black Americans. It was only in 1976 that President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized what had already become Black History Month in many cities and colleges, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to… Continue reading United Methodist Communities Celebrates Black History Month
by Rev. Kimberly Wecht Director of Mission and Pastoral Care The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and… Continue reading Wonderful Truths of Easter
by Rev. Salvatore Seirmarco Director of Mission and Pastoral Care 1 Corinthians 1:18 “For the message of the Cross is foolishness.” Foolishness. Wow, where do I go with that, and not look foolish to boot. As I read and reread this passage today, I kept returning to the word foolishness. The idea of foolishness. “For… Continue reading Foolishness
by Rev. Bernadette Cataline Staff Chaplain The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and watched how Jesus’ body was placed in the tomb. Then they went to prepare some sweet smelling spices for his burial. But on the Sabbath, they rested, as the Law of Moses commands. Luke 23:55-56 Recently someone asked… Continue reading What is Holy Saturday?
by Rev. Dr. Richard Leaver Director of Mission and Pastoral Care Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. So Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees. (John 18:2, 3) Good Friday was… Continue reading Why In The World Do They Call It Good Friday?