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2014 Resolutions Submitted To Annual Conference

Posted by East Ohio MFSA on April 13, 2014 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

A Resolution: Called Session of General Conference

We Will Not Condone Violence in Words or Deeds

Promoting Justice And Peace In The Holy Land Through Divestment And Boycott

Resolution to Stem the Tide of Violence

Meet Our Convener - Bill Watts

Posted by East Ohio MFSA on October 10, 2013 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello, my name is Bill Watts! I recently retired after 42 years with Goodyear. My wife Joy and I

have three children and five grandchildren. I have been a Methodist for my whole life and have

chaired almost every local UMC committee – many years with respect to church finances. I have always been a social justice person in a supportive role but an event in my life has made me question my involvement level!

Even though I’m an optimist by nature, I was scared to d...

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A Reflection from Bill McCartney

Posted by East Ohio MFSA on May 10, 2011 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Another brilliant essay from our very own "Mac"! 

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Some TV ads are so annoying, they’re downright reprehensible. An especially offensive one on Columbus TV says, "I want it all. I want it all. I want it all, and I want it now." What a blatant appeal to greed and impatience! It’s so repulsive I pay no attention to the sponsor.

Unfortunately this selfish ad could be the theme song of our nation’s monied interests -- and the politicia...

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Retired Bishops' Statement on Homosexuality:

Posted by East Ohio MFSA on March 28, 2011 at 10:42 AM Comments comments (0)

A Statement of Counsel to the Church - 2011

Out of concern for the welfare of all God's people, and, out of special concern for the people of

The United Methodist Church, we, United Methodist Bishops - retired, believe The UMC

should remove the following statement from The Book of Discipline (2008):

"...The practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian

teaching. Therefore self-avowed practicing homosexuals are not to be

certified as candidates...

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MFSA Going Electronic!

Posted by East Ohio MFSA on March 28, 2011 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

EAST OHIO MFSA – GOING TO ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION!!

In the attempt to maximize all donations for the ministries of supporting and augmenting peace and justice ministries at the local, conference and national levels, we are notifying all that East Ohio MFSA will be utilizing electronic communication in the future.

This change will give us the opportunity to direct approximately $500 annually toward our peace andjustice ministries.

Be sure to provide your email contact ...

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Thoughts from Bill McCartney

Posted by East Ohio MFSA on March 28, 2011 at 10:31 AM Comments comments (0)

Pollsters are telling us that people identify churches and denominations not so much by what they believe, but by what they do. I want to broaden the idea of the "DO" part by suggesting that any such identification also means who we are.

What are the characteristics that mark us individually as followers of Jesus Christ? What are the characteristics that mark us as a community of Christ’s followers? What are the characteristics that mark our organization in a Church and a society ...

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Meet Our Convener--Bill Watts!

Posted by East Ohio MFSA on March 28, 2011 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello, my name is Bill Watts! I recently retired after 42 years with Goodyear. My wife Joy and I

have three children and five grandchildren. I have been a Methodist for my whole life and have

chaired almost every local UMC committee – many years with respect to church finances. I have always been a social justice person in a supportive role but an event in my life has made me question my involvement level!

Even though I’m an optimist by nature, I was scared to d...

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Death Notice: Phil Gillis

Posted by East Ohio MFSA on August 2, 2010 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Many of you will remember our dear friend and supporter, Phil Gillis:

 

D E A T H N O T I C E

 

NamePhillip Gillis

 

Relationship to ConferenceRetired Elder

 

Date of DeathJuly 28, 2010

 

AddressCleveland, OH

 

 

Calling Hours/Funeral: Calling hours will take place before the funeral on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 10a, Church of the Redeemer / 2420 S. Taylor Rd. / Cleveland Heights...

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Spring Retreat April 24, 2010

Posted by East Ohio MFSA on February 24, 2010 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (1)

A Springboard for Social Action:

Cultivating an Open Heart By Deepening Our Intimacy with God

Terri Dalton, Retreat Leader

“But without the deep root of wisdom and contemplation,

Christian action wou...

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