Reflections on K.C.

I attended the event in Kansas City called UMNext this past week and many of you asked for an update. This was a meeting of progressive and centrists United Methodists in the United States. Around the world, United Methodists are divided on Biblical authority and human sexuality, and Methodist's in the US are just as … Continue reading Reflections on K.C.

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What happens now?

Beloved of Bozeman UMC, We write to give you an update on the current situation facing the global United Methodist Church and the BUMC processes during what might feel like an uncertain time. We have met with some of you already and want to remind you if you have questions or struggles, Rev. Amy and … Continue reading What happens now?

Worship Shifts

"Worship is transcendent wonder." Thomas Carlyle We've made some worship shifts over the past few weeks that some have found exciting while others find disruptive. We know there is no way to please everyone, but we at least want you to have an idea of why we've made the changes we've made. First, the hymnals. … Continue reading Worship Shifts

Let’s Just Ride Our Bikes: The Night I Nearly Passed Out On Kagy Blvd.

People in Bozeman ride bikes.  The first week we were here, there were so many bikes up and down our street, Nora asked if there was a bike festival.  Nope, just people in Bozeman riding their bike. While Eric took to road biking for fun and exercise a few years back, we have made strides to be … Continue reading Let’s Just Ride Our Bikes: The Night I Nearly Passed Out On Kagy Blvd.

Singing in Church!

In 1761, John Wesley penned these iconic rules for singing in churches. Believe it or not in the 18th Century these hymns were cutting edge. Some were tunes from pub songs (how scandalous). Wesley's rules for singing were pushing back on the status quo of worship for his community. The communities were singing without excitement and … Continue reading Singing in Church!

Joy and Sorrow

"Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. Some of you say, "Joy is greater than sorrow," and others say, "Nay, sorrow is the greater." But I say unto you, they are inseparable. Together they come, and when one sits, alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed." Kahlil Gibran … Continue reading Joy and Sorrow