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Draw the Circle: Praying a Way Forward

by Kim Johnson

After reading Mark Batterson’s Draw the Circle,  the Bi-District staff felt compelled to get a bit creative in how we would “do our part” for the prayer challenge for “A Way Forward” this week.  We asked every church in the District to designate  one day during which they would pray for the Commission on a […]

Holy Week’s Perspective

by Kim Johnson

As we approach again our celebration of the most holy week in human history, we experience gratitude, humility, awe, wonder, reverence, penitence, adoration, conviction, encouragement, destitution, guilt, hope, and love. Our vocabulary reaches its limits as we seek to articulate the depths of how the divine grace engages our spirits. The hymn writer asks, “What […]

A Book Recommendation

by Kim Johnson

I have discovered a great book that provides great insights and hope for the life, calling, and struggles of the Church in these days. The title of the book threw me off because I do not consider myself as someone who is interested in mysticism, but the meaning of the title is not what my […]

By God’s Grace … and Thanks!

by Kim Johnson

God places us where He needs us. Where has God placed you? What has He given you to do? Who has He placed in your life to care for in His name? All that we are, all that we have, all that we are called to do is because of Him. We are His, His […]

Farewell, Martha Flanagan!

by Kim Johnson

After 12 years on the job, Alexandria District Secretary Martha Flanagan will retire at the end of April. Kim Johnson sat down with Martha to talk with her about her time on the job. Here are portions of that interview. Kim: How long have you worked for the District? Martha: I’ve worked for 12 years […]

Confirmation is Coming!

by Kim Johnson

Ministry Spotlight: Confirmation is Coming! As we approach Pentecost, many of our churches are preparing for Confirmation. Cathy Abbott received the following note of excitement about the upcoming confirmation at Great Falls UMC.  On June 4 – Pentecost Sunday, nine Confirmands will affirm their Christian faith and become full members of Great Falls United Methodist Church. This […]

Rising Hope: May Food Drive

by Kim Johnson

Saturday, May 13, 2017, is the 25th National Association of Letter Carriers food drive to stamp out hunger … one bag at a time. Rising Hope United Methodist Mission Church participates in this national endeavor receiving food the Post Office Letter Carriers pick up from the door steps where the mail is delivered. This is […]

Suggested Scriptures

by Kim Johnson

The following are some suggested Scriptures for use during the Week of Prayer. (Learn more.) The Beatitudes, Matthew 5:1-12 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in […]

April 8

by Kim Johnson

Prayer for April 8 – The Wesley Covenant Prayer I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed for thee or laid aside for thee, exalted for thee or brought low for […]

April 7

by Kim Johnson

Prayer for April 7 O Lord! We ask that you would come among us and bring comfort, peace and unity. We pray, O Lord, that you would allow us to be illuminated to your will for the church we call United Methodist, and for the world. Bring those from both extremes into peaceful and constructive […]