General Conference 2016 The global United Methodist Church will gather in Portland, Ore., May 10-20 for the General Conference – a time of policy-making, worship and conducting the business of the church. Senior Pastor Dr. James Howell and church member Sandy Hieronymus are going as delegates representing the Western North Carolina Conference. Congregations are encouraged…

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Resources on the Bible and Homosexuality

These resources have been compiled for reflecting on homosexuality, same-gender marriage and the Bible, in response to a congregational letter from church leaders concerning marriage at Myers Park United Methodist.Programs In March 2016, Dr. Howell presented on the topic of The Bible, Homosexuality and Marriage. What does the Bible say about the issue, and the…

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A Spirituality of How We Come to Church

Christmas Eve & Easter Crowds A few days after Christmas Eve, someone from out of town visiting family who’d come to one of our services sent me a frustrated note that said “Your sanctuary isn’t big enough to hold all the people who come.”  Believe me, we know.  It’s maybe worse at Easter.My first thought…

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