Quench not the Holy Spirit …
Disruptions of the worship service may also include movement by the Holy Spirit… One should be careful in what one suppresses, because you may be quenching the Holy Spirit unawares…
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Matthew 23:23 Doing church has a danger, and the danger is Phariseeism…
I am altering the deal. Pray I do not alter it further
I have not been able to rid myself of the idea that Pastor Michael Dunlap was not sent to Avondale United Methodist Church to rescue the church but dissolve it. He may have balanced the church budget, but at the expense of every pastoral sentiment. He certainly needs a refresher course on pastoral counselling and…
Disruption of a brain
An important event occurred Dec. 6, 2021 that no matter how many times we tried to discuss it the past 9 months, every time it gets mentioned everyone else besides us totally ignores us as if we had said nothing, as if Betsy was invisible. Below is a conversation Betsy had with Pastor Michael Dunlap…
Don’t be bitten by the snakes at the church Sanctuary Snakepit
It started in December of 2021. I told the church pastor and many of the leaders there that I did not feel safe at Avondale United Methodist Church. That there were people there who felt they knew what was better for me that I did, than me, my family, and team of mental health professionals…
A Blast of the Past #158: Snake Saturday flashback 2013
Avondale United Methodist Church has participated in the North Kansas City Snake Saturday parade for many years, though I am not sure whether we did so the past couple of years. Below are some pictures from the 2013 parade preparations:
A Blast of the Past #144: Church Picnic
Our Friends the Proctors — missionaries at the Black Forest Academy in Germany — visited our church picnic back in 2012.
A little more Easter …
Today’s Post is a continuation from Sunday’s We had a lot of music for Easter, and it deserves some additional exposure. Not all of it was from the music ministry. Just as important is the congregational element of the music.