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'Appreciation is a holy thing': A lesson from Mr. Rogers - The United Methodist Church

"I believe that appreciation is a holy thing," Fred Rogers said as he opened his 2001 commencement speech at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, "that when we look for...

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Symbols in the cemetery: Expressions of Christian faith - The United Methodist Church

Walking through a cemetery can feel unsettling, even scary. Throughout the graveyard, however, are symbols that remind us of our faith even in the face of death, grief and fear....

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By grace we are forgiven: Justifying grace - The United Methodist Church

"Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me." Many United Methodists know John Newton's words so well that we can sing more than one verse of this great hymn...

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A welcome and a call: Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors. - The United Methodist Church

"I would like to think 'Open Hearts' reflects our grace-based theology," says the Rev. David Collum, pastor of Open Hearts Bolivar (Missouri) United Methodist Church. "We've...

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Faith vs. Myth: Why is Friday the 13th bad? - The United Methodist Church

You may not know the name for it, paraskevidekatriaphobia, but you probably know about the fear of Friday the 13th. According to legend, learning to pronounce the word keeps one...

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'God Utilizes Everything': Get Your Spirit in Shape - The United Methodist Church

Sometimes life doesn't turn out the way we planned. We begin pursuing our goals, and later find God calling us in a different direction. When that happens, we might feel like we...

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Being United Methodist in Norway: Get Your Spirit in Shape podcast - The United Methodist Church

Karl Anders Ellingsen is passionate about sharing the stories of the church he loves. As the editor of Brobyggeren, the magazine of the United Methodist Church in Norway, this...

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Baptism: Wesleys Take the Web