Posts Tagged "reconciling"


This church is a spiritual oasis. Part of that is to be a safe place for weary travelers. We live in time when people are exhausted, worn out, and fatigued. Our church wants to be a place of rest and restoration. We also are trying something experimental which is to become a conversational community. It is an innovative approach to church – but it is a little risky. What happens when we don’t all agree?   I have been...

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You may have seen that Vermont Hills UMC’s tagline is ‘a spiritual oasis’. ┬áIt has been both fascinating and encouraging to find out how accurate of a description this tagline is. I’ll be honest: we live in a cynical age and if you are not an accepting and welcoming church, people will grow skeptical of taglines and slogans. You have to be open and affirming of people’s journey and their uniqueness or it...

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This Sunday our call to worship sets the tone for the whole month of July. It reads: Leader: Welcome to each and every one of you! People : Even when things get hectic, always know that you will find welcome here. L: May the joy we have in our Lord Jesus Christ become your joy also. P: We have found a welcoming presence in this house of the Lord. L: Thanks be to God who has welcomed each one of us! P: Let us extend that same loving...

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