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Trials and tribulations

By Rev. Vicki Flippin, Originally posted on the Church of the Village blog I remember that day in seminary well. I walked into the chapel for our midday worship, ...
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Helen Ryde, Regional Organizer for the Southeastern Jurisdiction, has been on a Reconciling Circuit Ryde!

Helen recently attended the Catching Fire concert in DC, visited Alexandria, VA and Ashland, VA, preached at Canaan UMC in Charleston, WV, and made rounds to Huntington, WV, Lexington, KY, and Louisville, KY.

Thanks, Helen, for spreading the Good News, #UMC style, and to all the Reconciling United Methodists along the way. (2 photos)
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Johnna Wheaton RussoAnd she's awesome at this circuit riding thing! Grateful to have been on her docket!!1 day ago   ·  1
Doris CowanMore power to you!!!23 hours ago
Amanda HemenetzDoes this mean John Wesley was transgender?!?! :)24 hours ago
Jack ReacherThanks, Helen!1 day ago
Frances LeFeverThank you for taking it the people in the South....who will hopefully hear the message.1 day ago
Sandy WarrenWhoo Hoo, Helen!1 day ago

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Trisha Anne HoldenOn this Laity Sunday, our congregation is in its second week of being led by laity as we found ourselves suddenly between pastors. Please hold Florence (Oregon) United Methodist Church in your prayers. Thank you!2 days ago   ·  7
Lauren Jayne SalPlease include gender identity / Trans don't just infer2 days ago   ·  2
Nancy Barnes ShawThanks for liking.2 days ago
Donna TesterToo bad this is not true in ALL United Methodist Churches. And you left out gender identity.2 days ago
Mark Alan McRobertsExcept in MO, I was told by Rev. Greg Weeks that LGBT folk if they are honest can not be anything more than a member. They are not allowed to be in the Laity. It drove me from the UMC for many years.2 days ago
Lacey Lynne BonsantoAmen! :)2 days ago
Fellowship of the Rainbow Wayuniversally this same principle is spoken of,so really is it not simply love ;)2 days ago   ·  1

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