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October 19, 2019

          One of the most divisive athletes in all of history is Tom Brady.  He's currently the quarterback for the New England Patriots, and is in his 20th year as a professional football player.  To put his longevity into perspective, he started playing college footb...

September 18, 2019

         By the time you read this, our annual Charge Conference for the year will be complete.  Charge Conference is a way that we remain accountable to the mission of our church and the mission of the United Methodist Denomination.  Much of the reporting is related t...

July 22, 2019

Read these odd quotes:

"I wish all people were like me, but each has a particular gift from God: one has this gift, and another has that one.  I’m telling those who are single and widows that it’s good for them to stay single like me.  But if they can’t control themselv...

June 18, 2019

         Our Illinois Great Rivers Conference is asking every church to participate in a process that helps us get "Unstuck" as a church.  In the past 20 years, the majority of churches in every mainline protestant denomination has faced precipitous decline.  This has...

May 22, 2019

        Every Thursday, a small group meets for Bible study at Henry United Methodist Church.  On most Thursdays we meet and work through the Bible Study book of the month.  However, this past meeting, we had already finished 1st Corinthians for May, so we decided to s...

April 18, 2019

 On Easter Sunday, more people attend church than at any other time of year.  The resurrection story still resonates with people for many reasons, even if they long ago stopped attending regular worship services.  Christ's redeeming work of overcoming death provides t...

March 21, 2019


   In February, the Special General Conference of the United Methodist Denomination was held in St. Louis, MO.  Over 840 delegates, an equal combination of elected pastor and lay delegates, traveled from around the world to try and decide a "Way Forward"...

February 19, 2019

        Ash Wednesday is upon us, sparking the beginning of the season of Lent.  During this season we invite the congregation to come together on Ash Wednesday and receive ashes upon their forehead.  This is done as a reminder that we have come from the dust, and we w...

January 28, 2019

       You may not read this article until after the day has passed, but I am writing this article while bitter cold blows across the January landscape. As snow falls on already icy pavement, in many ways, it feels like winter has just barely begun. Whil...

January 24, 2019

Then the one seated on the throne said, “Look! I’m making all things new.” -Revelation 21:5

        Each new year there is a lot of pressure to change.  Besides dropping large sequined balls from the sky, watching football, drinking champagne and staying up way later th...

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