Stephen Long needed a job. He had a heart filled with music and a fresh Reinhardt College diploma, but he stepped out of his cap and gown and into an economic crisis. He actually had a contract as a band teacher in Roswell. But the dream job vanished when he was one of approximately 800 elementary band teachers terminated by Fulton County in an effort to save money.
Much like software often needs to be reloaded onto a computer for it to run properly, so, too, does the word of God have to be constantly loaded and reloaded into the lives of believers.
The South Georgia Conference Annual Conference Session Program Committee has announced that the 2012 Annual Conference session has been shortened by one day. It will now be held Sunday, June 3, 2012 through Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
Have you noticed how many television programs use slow motion to take a subject that is complicated to the uninitiated and simplify it so you can understand it and perhaps replicate it?
The members of Burns Memorial United Methodist Church are living out God’s call to “look after orphans and widows” (James 1:27) with their annual widow and widower’s banquet.
Helen and Rev. Sam Rogers are teachers at heart. The retired clergy couple, married 54 years, has served 53 years together in the South Georgia Conference. Rev. Rogers, a retired pastor, pastored 10 South Georgia churches across his 42 years of itinerancy.
If you look closely, you can catch a glimpse of the kingdom of heaven in Glynn County. Two United Methodist congregations – one African American and one Hispanic – have joined together to share life, ministry and buildings.
Worry is generally a misplaced response. Worry is an emotional answer to what is usually a physical question. Thinking the worst, meditation on our failures, or sinking under the weight of threats beyond our control gives us good practice in the art of worry.
The incredible story of God’s redemptive plan for the world begins with one word to one individual. That word is “GO!” The individual is Abraham and his response is “he went!” To understand God’s plan we need to know it involved forming a faithful people – the Hebrew people. God chose to inaugurate this story of redemption by choosing Abraham. Why? Only God knows! But we find a clue in the fact that, without so much as a question (like Moses with all his excuses!), Abraham obeys. There is a great old hymn your class might want to sing: “Trust and Obey.”