The Dream Will Not Die on Our Watch

By Rick Wolcott* Clergy and laity gathered at Aldersgate United Methodist Church (North Coast District) on Monday, January 15 to remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   “It’s appropriate that we recognize Dr. King today because the things that he fought for and died for are under attack.  The dream that he had, [...]

Black Theologian Day 2017

Day of Learning Confronts Fears in the Church By Rick Wolcott* “The purpose of Black Theologian Day is to be a day of learning and engagement of theological and practical insights regarding issues and challenges that are facing the church and society from a black theological perspective and experience. A perspective and experience that is [...]

Retreat Focuses on Clergy Well-being: “How is it with your soul?”

By Rick Wolcott* “We cannot be as effective and as fruitful in our well doing in ministry, if we are not intentional in caring for our personal well-being.  We’re talking about emotional, we’re talking about physical, and we’re talking about spiritual,” said Bishop Tracy S. Malone in her sermon during the opening worship service of [...]