Many U.S. presidents have Methodist ties

United Methodists have a long history of ties to U.S. presidencies. In fact, Methodism began its relationship with the presidency through the general who would become the nation’s first elected leader.  They escorted Abraham Lincoln’s body to his burial in Illinois. They served lemonade to guests at the White House in an age of temperance.…

Methodist History: Church of Presidents

There’s a United Methodist landmark that’s worth a look next time you visit Washington, D.C.   Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist has been the church home of past U.S. presidents and Supreme Court justices, but that’s not the only reason it’s called the “National Church.” “I love that we have the history, just the beautiful facade.…

How do we love our enemies?

Ask the UMC: How do we love our enemies? Many Christians struggle with this question. As followers of Christ, we are called to love our enemies. We are to care for, pray for, provide for and hope the best for everyone, and not wish ill upon anyone, including our enemies. In the Sermon on the…

Three ways to say “I love you”

A lot of people look to the Rev. Jay Tenney for advice on getting married and staying married.  As pastor of Tunnel Hill, (Ga) Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church, Tenney has counseled many in-love couples looking for a marriage made in heaven, as well as advising out-of-love couples who are forced to admit that their marriage…

Garage Sale for Missions

Dates have been set for our 11th annual Elkhorn Hills Garage Sale for Missions.  The 2018 Garage Sale dates are:   August 16, 17 and 18. As always, it will take a lot of volunteers to make the sale a success. There are many ways in which you can help…. Start now by saving your…