Annual event becomes forum on UMC future

MCF News EditorMoyock Christian Fellowship split from the United Methodist Church earlier this year over issues of stewardship unrelated to the ongoing issues of gay clergy and gay marriage.

With The United Methodist Church actively entertaining the possibility of a breakup, due to longstanding divisions over homosexuality, Leadership Institute 2019 turned into a centrists’ and progressives’ forum for discussion and strategizing about the denomination’s future.  Read more…

Who Are the Blessed?

The Beatitudes
He said:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

United Methodists Behind Closed Doors

United Methodists have a self-image that we are an open and welcoming faith community. We created the venerable slogan “Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.” We celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion with an “open table,” offering the bread and the cup to anyone willing to receive it. We have a constitutional system of governance with open pathways linking all parts of the connection together. We have Social Principles concerning major public issues, expressed in ways that say we are open to debate about them.  Read more here.

Be the Change

With all that’s going on wrong in society today, we literally have to get out and effect change.  If we don’t do it, who will?  To make disciples of Jesus Christ, and truly transform the world, we have to go to the people.  Sitting idly by waiting for people to walk thru the doors works in very small numbers and in very long periods of time.  That’s why Moyock Christian Fellowship is working hard in the community to share the Peace of Jesus Christ with with as many people as God would put in our path.