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A Braver Way

Thursdays thru Jun. 13 | 6 - 7:30p | Room 222

Date:  Thursday, April 11 – June 13, 2024 (10 sessions)
Time:  6:00 to 7:30p
Location:  Room 223 | Manchester UMC
Leader:  Jill Krogen

Description:  Don’t spend another election year hiding from friends and family with different opinions.  Learn how to listen and be heard with “A Braver Way” podcast.  Hosted by Monica Guzman, the podcast’s mission is to “help people who disagree get curious about each other with each other.”

This group will listen to the podcast as a group and then discuss.

lgbtq+ Inclusion and the umc

As part of a “Live in Love” sermon series, Pastor Andy Bryan delivered a compelling sermon laying out interpretations of the “clobber verses.” These are verses in the Bible that have been used to harm or “clobber” members of the LGBTQ+ community. The interpretations are rooted in Biblical scholarship, linguistic analysis, historical context, and other ancient sources.

Pastor Andy asked, “Knowing there is an interpretation of these verses that does harm to your neighbor, and knowing now that there is another interpretation of these verses that doesn’t do harm to your neighbor, why do you believe what you believe?”

Why do we believe what we believe? It is a provocative and necessary question. After Pastor Andy’s sermon people wanted to know more and to better understand the different interpretations. Using a resource created by Nick Mundwiller, and Pastor Andy’s sermon, Ali Fields drafted a summary of the interpretations. Click here to read the summary.

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Sermons

In God We Trust

Throughout the centuries, “trust in God” has been a frequent theme in our prayers, our hymns and our sacred songs. It is certainly a biblical theme as well. There are 182 references to “trust” in the Bible, and most of these refer to us placing our trust in God. In America, our money even proclaims “In God We Trust.” I invite you to join us for worship this weekend as we take a look at Psalm 105 and at the refrain, “In God We Trust.” Does that mean that we expect God will “fix” everything? What about free will? How should we really trust in God?

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