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Today we celebrate the life and witness of author, activist, and civil rights leader, Coretta Scott King, born on April 27, 1927. Read more about her contributions to a more just society at stanford.io/1b6Fh72 ... See MoreSee Less

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We are thinking of all at Foundry #UMC who experienced protesters this morning during worship. As the Supreme Court date approaches for the consideration of marriage equality on Tuesday, we continue to ask for prayers for not only the decison itself but for all who stand in harms way as push-back occurs. ... See MoreSee Less

Break News out of Washington, DC... NOM (The National Organization for Marriage) is protesting in front of Foundry United Met...

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Catherine Jones McClarinOh those pesky Pharisees are at it again - so concerned with the written words of their own choosing and not concerned a bit with following Jesus.21 hours ago   ·  18
Marylee FithianI think we also need to keep those protesters in our prayers. They are so filled with fear and hate. I can't even begin to imagine what life must be like for them.21 hours ago   ·  15
Andrea R YoderIt never fails to baffle me how someone can claim to be a follower of Christ and do EVERYTHING the exact opposite of what Christ told us to do.20 hours ago   ·  5
Sean OzeeLooks like a pretty weak protest.21 hours ago   ·  2
Warren GillFor whatever it's worth, I was at the NOM rally yesterday and that guy was there too. And they specifically called him out as not being a part of them. He also started shouting at the Catholics (a large part of the NOM rally participants) about their "worship" of Mary.20 hours ago   ·  2
Pat MortGo Foundry!20 hours ago   ·  1
Maureen Kruckenberg VetterChoose Love over hate20 hours ago
Sharyn PinneySome people are for sure harder to love than others.12 hours ago
Ron KienleLORD JESUS I hope they will all get YOU as there LORD for whats best!!17 hours ago
John WelchHow many were at Foundry? Four or five?20 hours ago
Tom MoeAm trying to make sense of their signs. Are they implying that the people at Foundry believe in Obama but not Jesus?17 hours ago
Mark O'Connor17 hours ago   ·  2
Mark O'ConnorStop the harassment and the insanity! You have no business here, (not even spreading your Gospel of Hate) move along!17 hours ago   ·  2
Joan ReynoldsMarylee Fithian: u sound like u have a truly Christ-like attitude. Bravo & God bless!20 hours ago   ·  1
PaulandLinda SabinSad.18 hours ago

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Reconciling United Methodists from the Desert Southwest Conference met in Phoenix this weekend for a Building An Inclusive Church Workshop with Rmn regional organizer, Izzy Alvaran! ... See MoreSee Less

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Kimberly BartmanWas this for clergy only? I am a layperson & would have been interested in this!20 hours ago
Casey DeckerOne step closer to the Rocky Mountain Conference23 hours ago
Alan Cenabre BuenavistaWARNING RENEWED JUST A FEW DAYS AGO... TAKE HEED PROFESSING LEADERS OF GOD'S FLOCK ! Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers, Hear This: This is what the Sovereign LORD says: " Weep and wail, you shepherds; roll in the dust, you leaders of the flock. For your TIME to be slaughtered has come; you will fall and be shattered like fine pottery. The shepherds will have nowhere to flee, the leaders of the flock no place to escape."--- Jeremiah 25:34-35 For this is what the LORD had shown me in a vision one night--- that was in OCTOBER of this year 2014--- I saw distinctly in my dream 3 huge BROILED tuna fish with a stick piercing each one, passing through their bodies lengthwise; it appeared to me as if they were roasted from under FIERY coals and were just recently taken off from them. The interpretation of the Dream (Genesis 40:8): Just as the Son of Man ATE BROILED fish during HIS earthly life (Luke 24:42-43), The LORD's FIERY wrath will EAT UP these professing Christian Leaders (huge tuna fish) til they are BROILED--- these Christian leaders who have ruined HIS vineyard (Jeremiah 12:10-11, Isaiah 5:7, Ezekiel 34:1-10); advocating doctrines from men (Isaiah 29:13)--- 3 YEARS from now, beginning OCTOBER of 2014... TAKE WARNINGS THEN ! So for now enjoy the bounty and luxury brought forth from the tithes, offerings and gifts (Christmas and birthday gifts and the like), coming off from the assembly under your lordship, for later on--- at the appointed time of the LORD's FIERY wrath (3 YEARS from OCTOBER of 2014)--- you will do so no longer. It is for this reason you cannot give up this PAGAN observances (Birthdays--- Genesis 40:20, Mark 6:21; Christmas, Valentine's, Halloween and the like---Galatians 4:8-11) because the assembly lavished you with gifts during these occasions. So, the church leaders and the congregation under them are helping to destroy each others. You, church leaders, have become a stumbling block to them and the church themselves stumbled with you. But if you had followed the LORD wholeheartedly, can HE not give you much more than these gifts ? Just as it is written: Her (church) LEADERS judge for a bribe, her PRIEST (pastors/preachers) teach for a price, and her PROPHETS tell fortunes for money--- Micah 3:11. And as is also written: The rulers demand gifts, the judge accepts bribes, the powerful dictate what they desire--- they all conspire together (Micah 7:3). You (leaders) trample on the poor and force him to give you grain... Amos 5:11-12 AN EVERLASTING WITNESS FOR THE DAYS TO COME. Malachi 4:55 hours ago

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Nearly 20 United Methodists, Presbyterians and Lutherans gathered at First Presbyterian, Asheville, NC today for a Building An Inclusive Church training co-facilitated by Helen Ryde and Alex McNeill, Executive Director of More Light Presbyterians. ... See MoreSee Less

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Alycia JohnsonIt was awesome!2 days ago   ·  2
Kathryn QuickertWe went to a small training in Anaheim a few years back, and it was wonderful ... but LUCKY (blessed) YOU - you got to work with Alex! He is amazing!2 days ago   ·  1
Eddie GougeGo Helen!2 days ago
Sérgio BragaCongratulations, brothers!! God bless you...1 day ago
Murray J GreeneWould love to see this come to Australia1 day ago
Lisa BurkeKathleen C Burke and Mary Flynn Burke, you might want to check this out locally.2 days ago   ·  1

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