Author Archives: jillmoffhoward

Letting Go

This is my “pastor pondering” for our October newsletter at church. I just wanted to share it. Maybe someone else out there needs to hear these words just as much as I needed to write them! “The trees are about … Continue reading

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Takeaways From UMC NEXT

I had the privilege of attending the UMC Next event this past week, held at the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. This was an event attended by over 600 people, at least 10 from each annual conference, to … Continue reading

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A Saturday Church (Reflections on General Conference)

As many of you know, I have just returned from the special General Conference session in St. Louis as a reserve/alternate delegate from Indiana. I was privileged to spend a full day on the floor as a voting delegate, and … Continue reading

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Same God on Both Sides

What is a Border? (this appeared as my monthly newsletter article to my congregation)  34 Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from … Continue reading

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10 Years…10 Learnings

10 Years…10 Learnings This June, 2018, will mark 10 years of licensed/ordained ministry for me. This photo was taken the night I was commissioned as a provisional elder (received my credentials) in 2008. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years … Continue reading

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Why I Spent a Morning with Guns

Why would I, an anti-gun pastor and mom, choose to spend a Saturday morning learning about guns, and even shooting a few herself? Read on! On my very first Sunday at my current congregation last summer, someone approached me just … Continue reading

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Happy 50th, United Methodist Church!

(This is the May newsletter article for my congregation- I thought it might be of interest to share here, too!) Happy 50th, United Methodist Church!! Do you know or remember that the United Methodist Church was officially formed on April … Continue reading

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