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Raging Storm

“A great gale arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to [...]

By | 2018-06-19T17:12:53+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Perfect Sight

“From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” (II Corinthians 5:16-17)  [...]

By | 2018-06-18T13:50:25+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Forgiven Sin

“‘Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin’— for they had said, ‘He has an unclean spirit.’” (Mark 3:28-30)  It would be perfectly understandable if in coming to this passage, one [...]

By | 2018-06-08T14:42:12+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments


“One sabbath he was going through the cornfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, ‘Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?’ And he said to them, ‘Have you never read what David did when he and his companions [...]

By | 2018-05-31T16:09:14+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

The Call

“The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: ‘Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!’  Then one of [...]

By | 2018-05-23T14:30:11+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Happy Birthday!

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God (Romans 8:26-27).  [...]

By | 2018-05-17T17:02:19+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments


“While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles, for they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter said, ‘Can anyone withhold the water [...]

By | 2018-05-04T16:10:37+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Tom and Betty Cloyd Scholarship Recipients Named

Kaitlynn Vaughn Margaret Ward The Reverend Dr. Philip Jamieson, President of The United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences, announces that the recipients of the Tom and Betty Cloyd Scholarship are Kaitlynn E. Vaughn and Margaret A. Ward.  Kaitlynn is a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church and is [...]

By | 2018-04-30T14:09:28+00:00 April 30th, 2018|United Methodist General News|0 Comments

First Quarter 2018 Market Perspectives from Colony Group

Q1 Market Perspectives As part of our commitment to providing our clients and business partners with exceptional service, a link to The Colony Group’s quarterly Market Perspectives is provided below. This quarter, our commentary focuses on:   Factors that led to the financial markets faltering in the first quarter of 2018   Volatility Strikes Back – we explain [...]

By | 2018-04-27T14:07:28+00:00 April 27th, 2018|United Methodist General News|0 Comments