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Annual Conference to offer full child care

By Jessica Connor. From a family standpoint, attending last year’s Annual Conference was a hardship for the Rev. Brian Arant. His wife came along, but with no opportunities for their two young children to interact with their peers and no child care, his family was mostly relegated to a hotel room.

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Ready, set, grow: Shiloh works to keep church ‘like family’ as November expansion nears
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1 Comment   Jul 19, 2018

Ready, set, grow: Shiloh works to keep church ‘like family’ as November expansion nears

By Jessica Brodie. There’s a sign outside the fellowship hall at Shiloh United Methodist Church that reads, “Love grows here.” For pastor Dr. Christopher Greene, that sign encapsulates everything his congregation is trying to do as they live into a major expansion project designed to broaden both building and membership base. “We are growing—but with the intent to keep the bonds of family and community intact,” Greene said. “It’s steady growth, over time.”
Thanks for the bad
2 Comments   Jul 19, 2018

Thanks for the bad

Editor Jessica Brodie on how bad times (even those facing the UMC as a whole) help us draw closer to God and develop a more Christ-like attitude—humility, faith, and trust in God’s will (“thy will be done”). They teach us things we wouldn’t know otherwise. They help us become patient. They can later help us to comfort others. And when we thank God for these situations, even when it feels ridiculous to do so, we’re acknowledging His sovereignty, His dominion and His power.

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