Some Great Church Signs


Restrooms with a Sense of Humor in Slidell, LA Signs of Welcome and Information at McKendree UMC in Lawrenceville Great Church Library Signs at Lawrenceville First UMC  

HealthMiles Participants: Get in the 'Zone'


The conference has temporary custody of a portable VHM Health Zone. It is located in the DS Office on the 3rd floor of the United Methodist Center at Simpsonwood. You get 200 HealthMiles for use of a Zone for your monthly bio measurements.  We will have the Zone here at Simpsonwood or about in the conference until about November 10. Anyone at Simpsonwood for a meeting or a visit, come up and get extra miles by taking this month's measurements via the Zone. If you are able to stop by, please ...

Stewardship Vision


After a brief conversation, Bill Burch at Sam Jones in Cartersville ran with my idea of 2010 as being "better than average vision." Their stewardship Sunday will begin with "20/20: Clear Vision," when they will look at how our stewardship enables the church's ministry. The second Sunday is "20/10: Better Than Average Vision," and They will look at personal stewardship as a spiritual discipline.   Bill Britt at Peachtree Road is building on the theme of "Enough" with "A Christian's Guide to ...

Appreciation - to add value


 Got a note from Trinity UMC in Gainesville Florida which was worth sharing A message from our Lay Leaders,   One of the special opportunities we have as Trinity’s elected Lay Leaders is to work closely with Trinity's dedicated clergy and staff. October is Clergy and Staff Appreciation Month. We encourage you to set aside a special time to write a brief card or letter to any and all of Trinity’s staff. Let them know just how much their many hours of hard work and dedication are noticed and ...

How Do Those Ducks Survive?


It rained yesterday like it was never going to stop. It had been raining for the past several days. If it rained like this much longer we might all need to build an ark. I had been coping with Atlanta traffic while driving in the rain for quite a while. I was anxious to get home and relax. As I approached the traffic light just a couple of miles from home I saw about a dozen ducks ahead. Four lanes of traffic. Bad weather. Impatient motorists. A formula for disaster- at least for those crazy ...

Some great Stewardship Quotes from a friend in Alabama


 "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can." ~John Wesley "You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving." ~Robert L. Stevenson "Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go." ~Mother Teresa "Real generosity toward the ...

But my church can't / won't use video...


Glenn Memorial, a very traditional church in worship, offers an alternative way to communicate through video using their website. Check it out!

How Teens Use Media


According to a recent Nielsen report - "it's easy to get caught up in the hype around teenagers. The notion that teens are too busy texting and Twittering to be engaged with traditional media is exciting, but false." This report is an interesting one for those in ministry with young people, as it addresses some myths and gives you statistics from their research on how teens use media. For example - according to their research, teens spend 11 hours and 32 minutes per month browsing online, ...

Calling All Younger Pastors


Calling all younger pastors (in their 20s, 30s, 40s)  Companions in Ministry Two (CiM 2) Who couldn't benefit from a program of peer learning and spiritual guidance?  "Companions in Ministry Two" (or CiM 2) welcomes 50 clergy from around the country to gather for five days to experience what peer support can be like and then return home to create the support systems they need. Application deadline is September 15, 2009. For more information and registration for this program which is partially ...

Preparing for the Holidays Early?


A potential worship video "Consider Reconcilosec": Found at

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