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All In – Don’t look now, but Methodists are getting dunked

The Rev. David Lee had a request this summer from a girl finishing confirmation class. She wanted to be baptized by immersion. Mr. Lee, in his second clergy appointment, had never done a baptism that way. And the church, Covenant UMC in Charlotte, N.C., had no place to immerse anyone. But a woman helping with […]

‘Secret angel’ pays off mission church’s debt

An anonymous donation has paid off the remaining debt – just over $80,000 – for the land and church building of Christ’s Foundry, a UM mission church in an Hispanic part of Dallas. The church began to use its new building at Christmas, and the building was consecrated in May. Several UM churches in the North […]

Kind words, hugs and pain at event for Bishop Bledsoe

Bishop Earl Bledsoe said goodbye to the North Texas Conference at a reception for him Sunday that included many hugs and kind words, but also recognition of the pained circumstances of his departure. “I hold no ill will, no grudges, no nothing – but God’s love for you,” he told a crowd of about 250 […]