Stephanie Powers Sonnenfelt wrote this heartfelt letter to her precious dog, Kahlua, when she sent her off to her heavenly home on June 13, 2016.
With her blessing, we share these touching words as they embody what we've been discussing with our summer sermon series, "Another Face of God." Stephanie's letter leaves no doubt that "Loulove" was and is a testament of God's unconditional love in animal form.Learn more
By Rev'd Renee Dillard
"Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words." Romans 8:26
How do we respond to violence in our homes, our communities, our nation, our world? How do we deal with that reality? First, we pray. But let us not only pray for comfort and understanding and peace. Let us pray for holy boldness, for the courage to name injustice and to work for change. Let us not only talk of Love but demonstrate Love. Let the Church, God’s Church, respond. Below is a litany written for our St. John’s Prayer Vigil for Victims of Violence. May Love prevail.
By: Rev'd Dr. Johnny Jeffords, Rev'd Dr. John Kilzer, Rev'd Renee Dillard
To the people called Methodists who are St. John’s United Methodist Church, grace to you and peace. We, your appointed pastoral leaders, join our voices in response to the recent General Conference and invite our parish into a deeper commitment of advocacy for a Church that is fully inclusive.