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  • Working Together to Make Disciples Have you ever wondered what the Bi-District does? Well, we made you an infographic to highlight the many ways we partnered with Arlington and Alexandria churches in 2016-2017. Use the files below to share this with your congregations! We love to  help churches learn, grow, and seek vital ministry to make disciples. Let us know how ... Read More
  • A Testimony of Hope At Arlington Temple UMC, a formerly homeless woman offered her testimony on “Being God’s people in the world” as she joined the church. Because God’s people at Arlington Temple offered her a relationship, and nurtured it over a long period of time, this woman became part of their community of faith and found a home. ... Read More
  • Finding Hope in Fearful Times As I write, the count is 59 dead and 527 injured in Las Vegas;  Americans are still without water, food, or medical supplies in hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico; and thousands will be rebuilding their homes for years to come in Houston and other places in the Gulf Coast.  Yet in these days, when the images of ... Read More
  • These are Exciting Times … Update #1 Last month, I shared some particulars from my report to the Alexandria District Conference and it was all very positive.  I began the article with a short paragraph that included the following sentences: How about this “New Thing?”  Have you seen it?  Have you experienced it?  Are you willing to talk about it, or maybe, pray ... Read More
  • When the Fog Lifts “For it is the God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 4:6 (NRSV) The other morning, I was driving to Lake Junaluska in the mountains of western North ... Read More
  • When the Storm Winds Blow “The boat, battered by the waves, was far from the shore, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning He came walking toward them on the sea.” – Matthew 14:24-25 (NRSV) I can still remember hunkering down in our basement with my wife as Hurricane Isabel blew over us in September of 2003. ... Read More
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