Loving God, Serving God, Growing in Grace
Reflections on the 2019 General Conference

As we drove home from Georgia following the death of Scott’s mother, the special called session of the United Methodist General Conference was wrapping up its business. This conference was to receive and to act upon the report of a special “Commission on the Way Forward” whose sole mandate was to seek to find a

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Music Ministry Team Addition

Music is at central part of our ministry here at Seaside. It infuses our worship with power and draws us in to a deeper connection with God both by teaching and by helping us to center our spirits during worship. We are blessed with many gifted musicians in our Choir, Praise Team and our numerous

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April Fools!

Jokes. We all like jokes—even if we don’t all like the same jokes. Public speakers (including preachers) will often use a joke to break the ice before getting to the heart of their subject. And April fools is the one day of the year that is set aside for jokes. The inner child in all

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Belonging: Being a Community in the Image of God

In the very first chapter of Genesis, God turns his creative focus to human beings and says, “Let us make human beings in our image, according to our likeness.” Much has been made over God’s voice switching between both singular and plural here. To whom was God speaking? Christian understandings have connected the plural to

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