May 24th, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is alive in the world in and through us, the disciples of Jesus. All week I...  Read More
Pride Parade
May 20th, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith Every June I think about an encounter I had while walking in my first Pride Parade. That first year I walked, I felt like a rock star. Our church group at Oak Lawn UMC st...  Read More
The Journey
May 10th, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith As we walked towards our destination, I felt exhaustion, joy, relief, and a little sadness that the journey was over. The best part of my pilgrimage was the journey. We ha...  Read More
April 23rd, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith I am going on a pilgrimage! I will be walking the Camino de Santiago with my mom in Spain.  My mom and I love to walk and we have walked 60 miles in the Komen 3-Day many t...  Read More
Miracles Everywhere
April 10th, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith Easter isn’t just one day! We are in the Great Fifty Days of Easter which begins at sunset on Easter Eve and continues through Pentecost when we celebrate the gift of the H...  Read More
Triduum? What is that?
March 29th, 2023
by Rev. Kerry Smith I love church words that we only use in church - words like Eucharist (Communion), narthex (entry way), altar (table), and triduum. Triduum comes from a Latin root meaning...  Read More
What does Lent mean anyway?
March 1st, 2023
I don’t remember hearing about Lent in church when I was growing up. I don’t know if that says more about me and the fact that I wasn’t listening, or if the United Methodist Church has embraced more o...  Read More
Lent in the Garden
February 16th, 2023
Lent in the Gardenby Monica Frazier, Candidate for ministry from White Rock UMCOne of my most-loved memories of life together at WRUMC is last year’s Easter worship at sunrise in the garden. Surrounde...  Read More
Wonderful Word of God
January 31st, 2023
What does the Word of God mean to you? A blog post about our upcoming worship series, Wonderful Word of God: Discovering the Word of God within us....  Read More
Putting the “Home” in Home Groups
January 18th, 2023
Putting the “Home” in Home Groupsby Zach deMoyaI’ve become increasingly aware over the past five or so years, having lived in a few different cities in that time and attended and worked with a variety...  Read More
How far will we go?
January 4th, 2023
How far will we go? By Rev. Kerry Smith January 6 is a big day in the Christian church. But, that date now has additional meaning for us because as Americans we know that date. January 6 is the day th...  Read More
Advent Love
December 22nd, 2022
Christmas Day BrunchBy Rebecca Garrett Pace“Hey, Rebecca, could you write a blog about brunch?”“I like brunch. Sure.”So yeah, that’s how this came about. My blog posts are usually about melancholy thi...  Read More