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Love Thy Neighbor: A Young Adult Devotion

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 11:23
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By: Elizabeth Murray Info: Rev. Elizabeth Murray is a Provisional Deacon in the South Carolina Annual Conference with a ¾ appointment as Director of Hispanic Ministries at Mt Hebron UMC in West Columbia, SC and ¼ time under Office of Congregational Development of the South Carolina Annual Conference When you hear about immigration in the Continue Reading...
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I Am United Methodist Because…: A Young Adult Devotion

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:30
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By: Elizabeth Murray I love when I hear, “You Methodists all know each other!” This is “connectionalism” at work. Each United Methodist congregation is interconnected in the denomination through an interlocking chain of conferences. Conncetionalism is just one of the main reasons why I love the United Methodist Church. Do not get me wrong, I Continue Reading...
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The Church Universal: A Young Adult Devotion

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 08:52
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By: Elizabeth Murray Recently, I have heard some people talk about going to church to be “filled.” They want to arrive “hungry” and they want to leave “full.” This led me to think deeper about, “What is the purpose of the Church? Why does the Church exist?” Yes, I do think that being spiritually filled Continue Reading...
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Meet Elizabeth Murray

Monday, 1 December 2014 10:50
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YPM is proud to introduce the new young adult devotion contributor for December, Elizabeth Murray. Take a second to learn more about Elizabeth below, and check back on Wednesday, the 3rd, to read the first of her four devotions. Rev. Elizabeth Murray serves as the Director of Hispanic Ministries at Mount Hebron United Methodist Church Continue Reading...
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The Power of One: A Young Adult Devotion

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 08:55
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By: Katherine Harris “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32 (ESV) Once upon a time, I worked in tech support. I fielded dozens of calls a day from people whose computers and other electronics had in some way stopped working, and it was about Continue Reading...
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