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Guest Commentary: The Mirth and Mockery of Methodism

Professor Terry Lindvall teaches Religious Studies Department in the areas of faith, film and humor at Virginia Wesleyan College. Greg West is chaplain at the college and co-teaches a course in Methodism and leads tours of the Wesleyan Revival in Great Britain.  More...

Before she even tells us that Monday nights are her favorite night of the week at Braddock Street UMC, you can see it on her face. Joanna Dietz is a deacon and minister of Mission and Service at the church in the middle of Winchester. It’s a position that takes her an hour and 10 minutes to get to everyday, but it’s a commute that doesn’t bother her. “I have an hour-and 10-minute commute every day to and every day home from,” she said, “and I love that it does not bother me at all that I have that commute. I just love being here.” Her position is rare to find in many places in Virginia. It’s being done by lay people at Floris UMC in the Arlington District and at a few other locations in the conference. More...

 

Apportionment Series:
What are apportionments?

One of the ways the connection of The United Methodist Church is exemplified is through apportionment giving. Apportionments are defined as a vital expression of faithful stewardship; a way local churches can connect with annual conferences to be in mission together and add to that mission in a way that is stronger through interconnectedness.  This form of Methodist giving started with founder John Wesley. Wesley noticed that classes of people rather than individuals could assist each other in sharing responsibilities for projects such as the construction of buildings and supporting preachers.  This format has continued today with what we know as apportionments. More...

 

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