Saturday, Feb. 16

Shelton writes about ‘a church like that’

ALCOA, Tenn. (3:30 p.m., Feb. 16) — Take a deep breath and read this commentary from our own Rev. Will Shelton, pastor at First United Methodist Church in Pulaski, Virginia:

If you’re looking for what’s going to happen when our church holds meetings on human sexuality this month, you’ll need someone smarter than me. What I do know is what it’s like to be the pastor of a group of people who don’t all think, speak, or love alike. And far more often than not, it’s been a gift.Read the blog.

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Prayer time during GC?

ALCOA, Tenn. (3:15 p.m., Feb. 16) — Several churches — including First-Centenary UMC, First Bristol UMC, and Fountain City UMC — have scheduled prayer time while General Conference is in progress Feb. 23-26. If your church is also planning activities related to #UMCGC, send an email to Annette Spence.