Striving for Unity
Striving for Unity

Nathan and Meredith Hopping came to pastor Harmony Church in June of 2014. In actuality Nate was appointed but as Meredith says, “We’ve always done ministry together and have no desire to do it apart.” This is a sentiment that this ministry...

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Praying for Peace
Praying for Peace

On Wednesday, July 6th, over 30 United Methodist pastors from the Baton Rouge area gathered downtown for a prayer vigil in the wake of Alton Sterling’s death. Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey and District Superintendent Ken Irby facilitated the event...

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Seeing the Light
Seeing the Light

“The emotions and work of General Conference are wide-ranging: exciting and disappointing, inspiring and baffling, global and personal.  When I returned to my room yesterday, this view caught my eye and there was something familiar about...

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Exploring ministry
Exploring ministry

For years Maury Clay prayed for more hours in the day. He finally got them, and he’s putting them use. Clay lives in O’Fallon, and worked in downtown St. Louis. As someone who was in the military, he believes his job as a computer programmer for...

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Trusting God
Trusting God

“Worry and anxiety is a part of my life as a full-time single mother, student, night shift nurse and more. Taking heed to the reminders to shift that magnifying glass off of myself and onto God led me to begin seeing what God really wanted...

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Lending a Hand
Lending a Hand

For John Miller, his proclaimed faith and profession in law collide when he serves his church, Platte Woods UMC, and volunteers with Communities Creating Opportunity. “What drives me is the people I’ve met firsthand, from my friend to the other...

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UMCOR Disaster Response
UMCOR Disaster Response

I couldn’t believe the words my husband was saying. Our son’s house had been hit by a tornado. Everyone was safe, but being a mother, I wanted to see for myself. With our UMCOR Disaster Response badges, hats, and reflective vests, we started for...

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