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From the Desk

From the Desk

FromThe Desk Pastor John

Linus in the Charlie Brown Christmas

Linus leaves his insecurities at the feet of Jesus, and so can we. “Charity begins at home but should not end there.” Thomas Fuller Let us gather our gifts together and offer them to God in gratitude and praise. Give Here
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Reading the Book of Luke

 Join us this Christmas season in a spiritual discipline by reading one chapter of the book of Luke daily. There are 24 chapters in Luke and if you start on December 1st that will take you right up to Christmas Eve. “Charity begins at home but should not end there.” Thomas Fuller Let us gather our gifts together and offer them to God in gratitude and praise. Give Here
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Harold’s Challenge

Tales from the Mountain Harold’s Challenge While Dad grew up in Iowa, Mom was born in Flagstaff. Her brother died in a flight training accident over the Pacific in WWII and her parents died shortly after the war. We did have a number of cousins living in Flagstaff and, of course, we all went to the same church (it wasn’t Methodist). We weren’t supposed to go to movies or play cards but we did in our family. Sometimes we’d go…
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Summary of the desert Southwest Annual Conference June 2019

Summary of the desert Southwest Annual Conference June 2019 Theme: Called Anew to Follow Below you will find a summary of the work of the 2019 Desert Southwest Annual Conference. For those who may not know this includes all of Arizona, southern Nevada and along the Colorado River. This year, much of the work was routine business relating to budget, staffing and operation of the conference. The matters that are significant, I have bolded so they are easier to spot.…
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Judicial Council Meeting

As I write this note, the United Methodist Judicial Council is meeting to review the work of the February Special General Conference. As their  decisions  are  made available, we’ll be arranging some opportunities to discuss the outcome and impact on Lakeview. I have seen some news reports that I believe are misleading and I want to ask you to be cautious and slow to react as you may hear misleading and even inaccurate information. One headline I saw reported, “United…
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The United Methodist Dilemma

Following the February 2019 special general conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC) there has been much angst concerning the passing of a resolution affirming the denomination’s stand against same-gender marriage and gay ordination.
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UMC General Coference Update

I can share that this does not change our UM doctrine from what it has been nor does it change who we are at Lakeview or what we are about.
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