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Thoughts from Rev. Caleb Pitkin


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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30 Day Bible Overview

This September in our Adult Bible Study we will be focused on scripture.  I know that seem like a water is wet kind of statement but let me explain.  We are going to talk about what the Bible is, how it came to be, and how we view it as not just believers but as […]

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