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. . . So here is my chili recipe. There is no theological lesson or deep spiritual meaning behind the ingredients. I’m just sharing a favorite fall/winter recipe that I’ve adapted from the website Simply Quinoa. Don’t get me wrong, chili can be serious business and cause heart burn, but not as serious as matters of life and death. This chili recipe does not require serious cooking skills, nor does it give me heartburn. Read More →

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Jesus often went up to the mountain to pray – Matthew 14:23, Mark 6:46, Luke 6:12, John 6:15. As this is being published, I am wrapping up my time in the Wet Mountains of southern Colorado filled with prayer and planning for preaching, teaching and worship for 2023. I’ll be flying home late tonight.  The picture is a view from off-the-grid cabin I stayed at with my best friend, who is also a UM Pastor. I have felt your prayers for and during this retreat. Thank you!Read More →

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n my hot summer recap video from a few weeks ago, I spoke about how I thought we would look back upon the summer of 2022 ten years from now and realize that’s when God started turning things around for UMCG. After this weekend, I feel that way even more.Read More →

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What happens when there is 30% growth from year to year and a 20 year decline starts to reverse? We declare a hot summer! Pastor Rob is excited to share with the UMCG family some exciting data and trends at UMCG and how we can keep up with the Holy Spirit moving our church forward. Read More →

When is paint and carpet just paint and carpet and when is it more than paint and carpet? In 1872, when the ground was broken and foundations were laid for the United Methodist Church that sits at the corner of Second and Hamilton, Methodists had slowly been growing for thirty years in Geneva. Previously occupying a 30’x40’ building on First & James Street, when a revival took hold pressed the membership toward 90 persons, the need for a new building was required. It took over two years to complete the building project and the new building was dedicated on September 27, 1874 without the bellRead More →