The Lord's table is set apart for the celebration of the sacrament of Holy Communion. Only what is needed to celebrate the sacrament or, if customary, does not distract from it belongs on the Lord's table.
Part 12 of the series answers questions about the status of disaffiliation in the denomination during the lull between regular annual conference sessions and the special sessions scheduled later this year.
God provided energy for life on our planet through sun, wind, and water. Human-generated energy from fossil fuels and the patterns of human activity that depend on those fuels now imperil all life in our living world.
The creation accounts in Genesis do not mention the creation of air. We often take it for granted until something about it discomforts us. This invisible gift supports nearly all creatures in our living world.