Author: Joey Reed

Bishop’s Webcast from Annual Conference!

What if I told you that I was going to join you and your neighbors for Sunday supper? Would you know your neighbors’ meal preferences? Their phone numbers? Their names?Many of you will remember a time when you could easily answer these questions in the affirmative. You may recall growing up in neighborhoods where football teams were created on the fly in front yards. Where riding bikes on sunny days, and playing board games on rainy ones were things you could count on doing with neighborhood friends. Where borrowed cups of sugar and shared meals and prayers happened on...

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You Say Goodbye; I Say Hello…

Grace’s current pastor is leaving and the church is getting a new pastor. Pick an emotion. I’ve had them all by this point. I’d love to have stayed and seen some of these efforts through to fruition. I’m overjoyed because of the success we’ve already seen. I’m devastated to be leaving so many friends behind as I move to a different state. And I’m excited to see what the next chapter of Grace’s story is going to look like. As we’ve had the conversations that process the transition we’re all facing, one can easily see the similarities between a...

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A Guide to Better Discipleship and Participation

Most of us remember a day when you didn’t need a guide to better discipleship and participation. Attending worship services and Sunday School were a given. Our social calendars used to revolve around church services and classes. No one was competing for Sunday Morning or Wednesday Night. Those days are behind us for a variety of reasons. We’re just so busy. We travel much more than we did in the closing decades of the twentieth century. As a result, we have some classes meet weekly, some that meet every other week, and others that are only together once a...

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20 Things to Give Up for Lent

Lent is a strange animal to most people. Giving up something for 46 days doesn’t seem like much when it’s coffee or chocolate. Here are 20 things to Give Up for Lent. 20. Getting Your Way One of the classic Christian traditions is submission. Monks and nuns around the world submit themselves to a Rule of Life and the leadership of an Abbot or Mother Superior. It doesn’t have to come to that for us to find a way to submit. Give up your choice for where you’ll eat out. Or let someone else decide what programs to watch...

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Recommended Reading – Celebration of Discipline

Selected Bibliography Each week in our Celebration of Discipline class (Wednesdays at 6pm, right after our fellowship meal), we close with a pair of recommended books for further reading — one old and ancient and venerable, the other a more recent offering from today’s top minds. Following this list, you will find the complete bibliography of the works mentioned during the class. Session One – Overview A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by William Law, 1686-1761. (New York: Vintage, 2002) The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard. (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1991) Session Two – Meditation...

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Grace UMC Calendar

November 23, 2017
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus - MASS

    November 23, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 12:20 pm Sanctuary

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November 26, 2017
  • Sunday School

    November 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am Educational Building

    Christian Education class for all ages. Nursery for ages 3 and under

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  • Worship

    November 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am Sanctuary

    Children's church available for Grades 3 and younger. Nursery ages 3 years and younger

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  • Children's Church

    November 26, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am Sacred Heart of Jesus High School Cafeteria and Gym

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November 27, 2017
  • Men's Prayer Group

    November 27, 2017 @ 6:45 am - 7:15 am Grace United Methodist Church, 142 McClellan Rd, Jackson, TN 38305, United States

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