Phil’s Thoughts

Published November 1, 2016 by

Last February, John Pugh and I attended an Alaska United Methodist Conference sponsored stewardship workshop entitled, “Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity.” It was led by the renowned Indiana University affiliated […]


Phil’s Thoughts

Published October 3, 2016 by

You shall have no other gods before me…You shall not make for yourself an idol… You shall not bow down to them or worship them… Exodus 20: 3-5 Opinion polls […]


Phil’s Thoughts

Published September 2, 2016 by

One of the topics media commentators and theologians discuss in U.S. election years is the appropriate role of religious groups in the political process. The general consensus in our country […]


Phil’s Thoughts

Published August 17, 2016 by

One of the goals the congregation set at our visioning session two years ago was to “draft and adopt a Statement of Responsible Investments.” The statement is intended to address […]


May 2016 Youth News

Published May 2, 2016 by

This year’s theme certainly nurtured a very diverse youth group: Unity & Harmony Across Differences. From the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to intentionality to uniqueness to caroling at the […]