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God’s will, not our own

By Jessica Connor. We’ve been seeing campaign literature lately from people who want to be elected as a General Conference delegate, and we applaud their willingness to go and serve this great United Methodist Church. It’s a huge responsibility, and one we know they don’t take lightly.

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News April 26, 2011 posted by

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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Editor's Views April 26, 2011 posted by

Challenging readers

By Jessica Connor. On page 5 of this month’s Advocate, you’ll find point-counterpoint columns on one of the most divisive issues our United Methodist Church is facing today. Whether we’re talking about allowing a pastor to bar a gay parishioner from worship or allowing a gay clergy member to pastor a church, the millions of people comprising the UMC have strong and often polarized opinion about homosexuality.

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