Holy Fools

I grew up in the 1970s and 80s. Iron Curtain. Cold War.  As a young child, I wasn’t really sure what all that meant, other than Russia (then Soviet Union) was the enemy and they had nuclear weapons. I watched “The Day After” and in my childhood brain, nuclear fallout and radiation poisoning grew as…

Gen Z by the Numbers

A couple of weeks ago I rolled out my plan for high-commitment youth ministry. Without jumping down the rabbit’s hole, high-commitment youth ministry is simply an optional next level of commitment for those students who want to engage more with their church. The challenge of increasing commitment to church is a tall tree to climb…

Caring for Caregivers

Space for Grace is a monthly faith-based group focused on supporting caregivers. The next meetings are Wednesday, Feb. 9 and Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in the Bride’s Room (W120). For several years, FUMC Hurst has offered a caregiver support group called Space for Grace. This group meets monthly in room W120. The world…