Earlier this week, SPRC announced that Julie Popplewell will be concluding her ministry as Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry (CYFM)with UMCG this summer and that with the additional departure of Pastor Lisa this summer, we are creating a staff position – preferably utilizing a United Methodist Deacon – a seminary-trained and ordained pastor with a demonstrated ability to connect the community and the church through outreach. An appropriate question to this news could be something like: “I thought we couldn’t afford two pastors as a church, nor are we large enough to need two pastors, so how is it that we are searchingRead More →

Statement Regarding the Postponement of UMC General Conference If you are one to follow United Methodist news, you’ve likely heard that the 2020 session of the General Conference has been postponed until 2024, that there will not be a 2024 General Conference, and 2028 will be the next General Conference.  For those not sure what a General Conference is: “General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. The assembly typically meets at the beginning of each quadrennium to consider revisions to church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plansRead More →