New Ways to Give!

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New ways to give! Giving is a part of our identity as Christians and as Methodists. We are created in the image of a good and generous God. Giving generously of our time and resources is an act of worship and a matter of gratitude. We express our gratitude by loving God and neighbor, following...

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Obituary: Daniel M. Riffle

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Daniel M. Riffle Daniel M. Riffle, 82, passed away July 5, 2019, at St. Vincent Hospice.  Dan was born October 15, 1936, to Sam and Bessie Riffle.  He graduated from Bexley High School and attended Ohio State University.  On March 18, 1988, Dan married the love of his life, Mary...

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Men's Ministry: Improving their Serve

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On the first Saturday of each month, rather than meeting for breakfast, as usual, our Men's Ministry has been meeting where they were needed most -- usually at the home of someone who required a little help around the house or yard.  Now, after some prayerful consideration, they feel led to...

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Finish This Story!

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Do you remember the opportunities in the magazines, back when you were a kid, to finish a drawing or to color a picture that you could then submit and, possibly, win a prize?  I was always surprised when the magazine published the finalists and the winners’ pictures, how different...

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Recent Union Chapel Missions Projects

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When a Little Can Mean So Much! UgandaLast month, Union Chapel was given an opportunity to make an immediate impact for Christian brothers and sisters struggling to build a church in Uganda. Our friends at Grace Tabernacle Ministries (you might remember the Congolese choir from that church who...

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Citizenship = Others First

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Watching, for even a moment, the coverage the other day (June 6, 2019) of the commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day, can one fail to be in awe of the courage, conviction and commitment—in other words, the citizenship—of those who crossed the English Channel fully...

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Why go "Intergenerational" with Vacation Bible School?

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Last summer we launched our first Intergenerational Vacation Bible School (IVBS) and it was a huge success! You may ask, what are the advantages of an IVBS? Here's the scoop: 1. Children with challenges that might make being left on their own at a VBS program a frightening prospect can attend...

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The Church Imperfect

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The Church Imperfect There’s an old Christmas carol, called, as far as I can tell, “Irish Carol,” whose chorus goes like this: In heav'n the Church triumphant adores with all her choirs The militant on earth with humble faith admires The carol was on an album produced by...

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The Sarcasm Font

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I’ve noticed, lately, an uptick in the injection of sarcastic remarks into dialogue on serious matters in our country.  Actually, more than an uptick—more like a flood.  How unfortunate!   What is sarcasm?  My online dictionary (via a Google search) defines...

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Fresh Starts, New Beginnings

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The mid-term elections are over; only a few votes remain to be counted, only a small number of races yet an issue.  If you’re like me at all, you have already let out a sigh of relief.  No more campaign ads, no more accusations, no more fear of talking with friends and neighbors...

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