Archive for the ‘Pastor Rene’’ Category

A Pastor’s Response to General Conference 2019

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Friends, General Conference ended last week with a vote to support the Traditional Plan over the One Church Plan. The Traditional Plan was adopted by a 56% to 44% margin. While the One Church Plan had overwhelming support from the Council of Bishops, the delegates of the global church voted to go in a different […]

From the Pastor

Friday, January 4th, 2019

On Sunday, January 13, during the Sunday School hour, I will be leading an Informational Session regarding the report of the Commission on a Way Forward. This will include information pertaining to proposed plans of the larger United Methodist Church in regards to its position on human sexuality. There are currently three plans that are […]

From the Pastor

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

I read a story this past week regarding an incident that took place at a local church. St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Cleburne was recently the site of a protest. Several people were involved including the arrest of one person for criminal trespass. Why would anyone want to protest against a church, particularly at […]

From the Pastor

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

From the Pastor By now, most all of us are aware that Tuesday, November 6, is the last day to vote. We have been inundated with a number of TV commercials, flyers, signs, and social media outlets. With so many false claims and fear-basing messages, what is a person to believe? How do we discern […]

5/22/2018

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Last week’s sermon on Dreaming of the Day visited, in part, three plans that our larger church is currently discussing regarding the denomination’s position on human sexuality. The three plans that were identified include the Traditionalist Plan, the Connectional Conference Plan, and the One Church Plan. Afterwards, I challenged the congregation to place their focus […]

Annual Conference 5/15/18

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

What is an Annual Conference? Those not familiar with the United Methodist Church may be confused when they hear about the various meanings associated with the title Annual Conference. Long-term members may be equally confused on this subject matter. Methodists have three different meanings for the term. When you hear the term annual conference, it […]

4/17/18

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Dear Church Family,   In the months that lie ahead, you are certain to hear more and more about the upcoming discussion regarding the larger church’s position on human sexuality. For decades, our church has been in a theological debate about the role of homosexuality within our denomination. Our official position as a United Methodist […]

3/20/18

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

From the Pastor,   With all the news being discussed today, utilizing a variety of formats, I thought this would be a good time to focus on what United Methodist people believe with regards to social issues. While not everyone agrees with everything that their faith group or political party advocate, there still needs to […]

A Call To End Gun Violence

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Book of Resolutions: Our Call to End Gun Violence   The information below addresses one resolution that the United Methodist Church has adopted for its membership to read. Some parts have been purposefully omitted for space consideration purposes.   “In days to come, the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established as the highest […]

AA Group Interest

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. • The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we […]

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