Staying in the UMC | Lisa Carson

The United Methodist Church is where the words “Grace and Peace of Christ” took on true meaning for me.   I was raised in a Christian home in a different faith …

Staying in the UMC | Mary Bailey

The United Methodist Church represents in my life: home, love, compassion, and community. My favorite biblical verse that was taught to me by my grandfather, Reverend Dr. William P. Bailey, …

Staying in the UMC | William K. Bailey

Psalm 59:10 says, “My God in his steadfast love will meet me” (NRSV).  An anonymous writer had written in the margin of a Bible next to 59:10, their paraphrase of …

Staying in the UMC | Michael Lorance

When I was about six years old (1954), I received a two-dollar bill and a picture of Jesus for having good attendance in Sunday School at Centertown Methodist Church.  I …

Staying in the UMC | Holly Neal

I am choosing to stay United Methodist for several reasons: Members and congregations can exist with differences – reasonable people can disagree and my faith grows as we share our …

Staying in the UMC | Janice Myers

My pastor challenged me to answer this question. To begin, I was sent to the United Methodist Church when I was a young girl; the church had a large attendance …