On Sunday, we will install and recognize leaders from across our church during worship. This will be a special act of worship for all of us, whether we hold a position or not, as our church leadership commits to service to the church and the congregation commits back to them to support their efforts. I… Continue reading Lay Leadership & A Call to Simplicity
Thank You, Mulberry!
What an incredible day we had this past Sunday as we hosted a worship service and reception celebrating the reassignment of Bishop David Graves to our Annual Conference! Payton and I have often remarked that we feel God has given Mulberry a spiritual gift of hospitality. That gift was on full display Sunday afternoon as… Continue reading Thank You, Mulberry!
Happy New Year! I hope your year is off to a great start. Each new year comes with promises and expectations; especially around goals. We make goals for ourselves to improve in various areas, or to lose weight, or to save more money. Sometimes, those goals include wanting to be more attuned to our faith… Continue reading Covenant Renewal
I’ve been reflecting on the scripture that tells us “for where your treasure it, there will your heart be also.” I suspect December is the time of year we most consider our treasures—we are surrounded by family and friends in a season of love, sharing, and gratitude. No doubt, one of the things we treasure… Continue reading Our Treasures
Longest Night Service
“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know. Where the tree tops glisten, and children listen, to hear sleigh bells in the snow. I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, with every Christmas card I write. May your days be merry and bright. And may all your Christmases be white.”… Continue reading Longest Night Service
Second Sunday Serve
One of the many things that drew me to Mulberry was our mission statement: “Sharing the heart of God from the heart of downtown Macon.” I remember reading it on our website when I first researched the church and remarking to myself how beautiful it was. If you’ve been to church anytime since June of… Continue reading Second Sunday Serve
Advent Is Almost Here!
I am a firm believer of waiting until after Thanksgiving to do anything Christmas: no decorating the house, no playing Christmas music. And yet, by the time you read this, Advent will soon be upon us! So, below I highlight our plans at Mulberry for Advent. I hope that you and your family and friends… Continue reading Advent Is Almost Here!
Coming up at Mulberry:
Interfaith Thanksgiving ServiceThursday, November 17 | 6:00 p.m. | Mulberry Street UMC Since at least 1955, Mulberry has partnered with other downtown congregations for a Thanksgiving Worship Service. Back then, it was us along with First Presbyterian and First Baptist Churches. Over the years, our partners have changed but the theme has not: to give… Continue reading Coming up at Mulberry:
All Saints Sunday
Since beginning here at Mulberry, I have heard many stories of those pillars of this church who have passed on to glory. In their generosity, their labor, their dedication, and their hearts for God, they pointed many of us toward Jesus Christ and strengthened the ministry of this church. We are wise to remember them,… Continue reading All Saints Sunday
Jurisdictional Conference Is Next Week!
On Tuesday, November 1, I leave to head to Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, to attend the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference to work as part of the South Georgia Communications Team. The Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference will meet on November 2-4, 2022 for the purpose of electing at least three new bishops and then assigning all bishops to lead… Continue reading Jurisdictional Conference Is Next Week!