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LLM: August 2014

Secret Partners?

A few years ago, I took a group of Free Methodist teens to hear several Christian music artists perform. The event heavily promoted a child-sponsorship organization that offered to change a child’s life for $38 a month. The teens were moved by the videos and musicians’ endorsements, and at least one teen rushed to pick up a sponsorship card with a child’s photo. Other … Read more...

Keeping on the Way to All

“May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:23–24).

I knew a girl in college whose response to most any conversation was: “That’s just how I am.” Whether spoken … Read more...

The Cost of Private Pain

It was an ordinary Wednesday. I was face down, lying prostrate, on the cold tile floor in the church bathroom. I heard someone open the door. I mumbled something in response as the woman asked why I was on the floor in the first place. I was feeling too sick to move, and the cold tile felt good against my throbbing head and sweaty body. … Read more...

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Pastor Tim Grimmett of the Open Door Community Church in Florissant, Missouri

Pastor: Pray for Ferguson

Pastor Tim Grimmett of the Open Door Community Church in Florissant, Missouri

BY JEFF FINLEY

The media depictions of Ferguson, Missouri, don’t reflect what life is like for many residents of this northern St. Louis suburb of 21,000 people, according to Pastor Tim Grimmett of the Open Door Community Church in neighboring Florissant.

The Open Door (previously known as the New Halls Ferry Free Methodist … Read more...

Bishop David Roller and Superintendent Ron Balzer

“Well Lived”- Lessons from Ron & Tammy Balzer

Bishop David Roller and Superintendent Ron Balzer

BY BISHOP DAVID ROLLER

Ron and Tammy, along with their prized granddaughter Hayleigh, were caught, about 30 hours ago, in a horrific traffic accident. All three died, along with another person. The drama of the accident, the pathos of the fragility of life, sucks us in, wanting to rush to the headlines and scream out “Why?!” But if … Read more...

Ron and Tamra Balzer visit the Sea of Galilee in 2011. (Facebook.com)

Superintendent, Wife, Granddaughter Killed in Crash

Ron and Tamra Balzer visit the Sea of Galilee in 2011. (Facebook.com)

UPDATE: Click here for a tribute from Bishop David Roller with information on giving to the Balzer scholarship find. 

New South Conference Superintendent Ron Balzer and his wife, Conference Administrator Tamra Balzer, were killed Sunday evening (Aug. 10) during a collision on Interstate 75 near Valdosta, Georgia. According to news reports, the Balzers’ 3-year-old … Read more...

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Emily Wagler shares about her experiences at FMYC 2014. (Photo courtesy of David Turner)

Called at FMYC

Emily Wagler shares about her experiences at FMYC 2014. (Photo courtesy of David Turner)

Emily Wagler wrote this testimony and shared it with the Hillsdale (Michigan) Free Methodist Church following her trip to the Free Methodist Youth Conference 2014 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

God accomplished some amazing things at FMYC. I can’t thank the HFM church enough for all of your support making it possible … Read more...

Second Location Launched for Job Club

These people recently completed a Steps to Employment course.

It was just over three years ago that Mark Willett, church delegate from King’s Church (Penwortham Free Methodist Church) responded to Bishop David Roller’s call at the U.K. Annual Conference to take risks and try out new things to reach our communities. After pioneering the area’s first church-based work club in October 2011 in Penwortham meeting … Read more...

Isabella County Restoration House

by Hope Brookens

In the beginning of 2013, our church — Central Michigan Free Methodist Church in Mount Pleasant, Michigan — was approached by Isabella County Restoration House (ICRH) about attempts at opening a homeless shelter in Isabella County.

ICRH is a nonprofit organization that has been behind the scenes for years prior, trying time and time again to get some sort of shelter for … Read more...

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