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Thoughts from Rev. Caleb Pitkin

Little Free Library

Grand Opening for the Signal Mountain UMC Little Free Library! Stop by and take a book or leave a book. Thanks to Troop 116 for your work on this as part of an Eagle Project.

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Fasting what is it, why do we do it and how?

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A Letter About General Conference

To the people of Signal Mountain UMC,General Conference has finished its work. I know that some of you followed it very closely and some of you just saw what made the news. I would like to try and fill in a little more of what happened than the news has done. In the simplest version, […]

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What is a General Conference?

What is a General Conference?  It is the only body that can set the official policy of the denomination and speak for the whole United Methodist Church.  It is empowered to consider and vote on petitions and resolutions that are put before it.  The results of these votes lead to changes in the Book of […]

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Theology Is Like Cooking

Everybody cooks.  Everybody prepares food.  I have known some people who said that they couldn’t cook and that they didn’t cook.  But I think they were may have had a different definition of cooking.  To them cooking was a mysterious process by which strange and wonderous raw ingredients were turned from a bunch of stuff […]

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