Pastors Pondering

It’s been a difficult time at the Larsen household this month. Wanda’s mother was already in hospice care for several months. The day after Ash Wednesday, we got the call that her vital signs were crashing. Wanda left work immediately and headed for the Cleveland area...

Response to Special General Conference Action

Dear members and friends of Calvary United Methodist Church, I walk with a heavy heart this week. The United Methodist Church finished its Special Session of the General Conference in St. Louis on Tuesday and it seems that the church that I have loved and served for...

Pastors Pondering

After much prayer and discussion, the Church Council decided to move ahead with a special capital campaign to raise money for the organ project. This decision was informed by the report of the feasibility and readiness study carried out last fall. The capital campaign...

Pastors Pondering

Each January, every United Methodist congregation compiles and completes a list of figures and statistics that are turned into the denomination. Average weekly worship attendances, members, the number of baptisms and confirmations, as well as the total amount of money...

Pastors Pondering

This Thursday, January 24, at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall there will be discussion of the upcoming Special General Conference session to be held next month in St. Louis. The General Conference will be taking up the recommendation of the United Methodist Council of...

Laity Sunday

A message from Zan Fleming, Lay Leader To mark Laity Sunday at both services on January 13, Kyle Bostian and I are working hard to make it a meaningful worship experience.  I have been privileged to serve with Kyle as Lay Leaders over the last 2 years.  Kyle is a...