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UM Men plan national gathering this summer

By J. Richard Peck, Special Contributor JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—United Methodist leaders expect 4,000 men to attend the 11th national gathering of United Methodist Men, this summer in Nashville. Meeting Jan. 7 in Jacksonville, the 22-member committee set final plans for the July 12-14 quadrennial meeting at Belmont University. Speakers for the gathering include Don Davis, former […]

A day for honoring fathers and exorcising old demons

By J. Richard Peck, Special Contributor…   It happens every Father’s Day. My thoughts go back to the day after he committed suicide. “If you say anything nice about him, I’m walking out,” my sister said to the pastor planning the funeral service. I did not agree with my sister, but I didn’t have to […]