A Word from Pastor Clay

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UMC Separation Proposal

As many of you have heard, a new protocol to an agreement on separation for The United Methodist Church has been proposed. I addressed it briefly Sunday and I’ll address it briefly here. As I read the proposal, I breathed a sigh of relief because it feels like a step forward in a situation that has seemed … More

A Word from Pastor Clay

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Sitting with the Gift of Faith

In worship on Sunday, we unwrapped the gift of faith. The gift of faith paves the way for us to experience the ultimate gift of Christ. We explored Mary’s gift of faith, recognizing that while she was living in a dark world, her gift of faith allowed her to take steps forward and to … More

A Word From Pastor Clay

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Overwhelmed?

How often do you feel overwhelmed? Know anyone else who is overwhelmed? Whether it is with work, school, family, finances, or health, life can seem to pile up and make us feel overwhelmed.

At the start of this week, my calendar and my to-do list felt pretty overwhelming. They didn’t seem to line up and it felt as though … More

A Word from Pastor Clay

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Legacy

Why do you believe what you believe? Who taught you to love like Jesus? My guess is that each one of us can point to a person, a group of people, and a church community (if not several!) that have shaped us into the people we are today. This Sunday, we will honor the saints that have gone before … More

A Word from Pastor Clay

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Listening Tour Summary and Top Priorities

At the end of the Listening Tour, my head and heart were full of the hopes and dreams this congregation has shared with me. As I’ve spent even more time at VRUMC, I feel extremely blessed to be a part of such a great congregation. If you haven’t had a chance, I invite you … More