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Aley UMC, North Texas Annual Conference, opens its doors to same-gender weddings

by Christy Thomas When Rev. Eston Williams’ millennial daughters told him they did not want to be a part of an excluding church, he felt the time had come for him to make a public stand, one fully consistent with his theology and his understanding of the nature of God. He knew the cost. Williams […]

Being Welcomed In Action, Not Just Words

by Mike House This past Sunday, I found myself choking up as I sang the “Doxology.” I’m not sure that has ever happened to me before, in part because the words are so familiar. But something had just happened at Northaven, the church where my partner Cody and I worship, that caused the familiar liturgical […]

Northaven UMC takes historic vote to celebrate same-sex weddings

by Christy Thomas “I cried in church today. I cried because something deep within me felt like my church is standing with me, taking risks for me. They told me that I wasn’t disposable.” This statement was made by Cody McMahan, a member of Northaven United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX. The Rev. Eric Folkerth […]