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Spiritual Gifts

Every child of God is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, specially gifted to play a unique and valued role in the body of Christ.

The foundation of Christian living is faith in Christ.

Faith is the central loyalty that gives purpose and direction to our lives.

In this section you'll find stories that inspire, practices to deepen your spiritual life, and resources to sustain you on your journey of growing and deepening faith.

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Daily Digest - November 19, 2019

Churches open doors after school shooting; Budgeting for an uncertain future; Pecan tree planting honors missionaries
General Church
Moses Kumar, top executive of the General Council on Finance and Administration, addresses the Nov. 14-15 meeting of GCFA board of directors held in Nashville, Tenn. Seated is the North Texas Conference’s Bishop Michael McKee, board president. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Budgeting for an uncertain future

The board of the United Methodist finance agency approved 2020 ministry budgets based on a dramatic drop in giving.
Local Church
The Rev. Nicole Reilley (left), pastor of Valencia United Methodist Church and the Rev. Melissa MacKinnon, East District superintendent of California-Pacific Conference, speak to participants at the Fresh United Methodism Summit about the Saugus School shooting on Nov. 14. Photo courtesy of the California-Pacific Conference.

United Methodist churches open doors after school shooting

Two United Methodist churches located near Saugus High School held vigils and opened their doors to the community after Nov. 14 school shooting.