Showing posts from May, 2013

Doris F. Clark: Why I Choose the UMC

Growing up in a rural community and attending the Methodist church two Sundays and the Baptist church two Sundays a month kept me in church every Sunday. So the decision to become an active church member was in my DNA. It was didn't hurt that my grandfather was a Baptist minister. However, to become a United Methodist was a family decision.

My father-in-law who was visiting us attended a worship service at a United Methodist church and strongly recommended that our family visit this church, and we did. The pastor and the congregation warmly greeted us and after a few more visits we decided this was the right church for our family. We became active members attending both worship services and Sunday school classes.

I will always remember the famous quote by Dr. Martin Luther King: "Life's most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?" That describes what I feel about the United Methodist Church -- we see the world as the place that God wants us to work. We s…

Barbara Boigegrain: How I came to be a United Methodist