The Fount Account – Planting Jesus

I read an article recently by Steven Barr. He and his wife, Lucia, planted the Cast Member Church at Walt Disney World 11 years ago, which has expanded to six continents and reaches thousands of people, all employees (“cast members”) of the Walt Disney Company. The article gives five things...

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The Fount Account – Knights of Agon Winter Recap

This Christmas break was such a blessed time at our KoA day camp! We loved spending time with the 18 young people, and it was a privilege to offer a space for their Christmas break. Each day, we started by playing together outside and sharing in encouraging conversations. This led...

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Listening as Ministry

I am taking an online class that meets one weekend per month on Zoom, and this past weekend was the fifth of the 24-sessions. The class is training me to be a spiritual director, which is a ministry that I am considering for after retirement from pastoral ministry. This session...

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Getting a Fresh Start in 2023 – The Fount Account

2023 is going to be a pivotal year in the life of The Fount. During this year the congregation will either be able to leave The United Methodist Church and join the Global Methodist Church, or it will be thwarted in its attempt to disaffiliate and will need to make...

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Happy New Year!

As 2023 begins, I wanted to pause for a moment and reflect on where God may be leading us as a church family. 2022 was a wild ride, to be sure. But 2023 may be even wilder! A year ago, we were hoping that General Conference would meet and that...

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The Fount Account – The Fourth Wise Man

For The Fount Account this week, I want to share a story from a book of Christmas stories. I hope you enjoy it! – Pastor Glen When the star appeared in the sky on the first Christmas night, four wise men from the East set off on the long journey...

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Update on Disaffiliation

This week, I want to bring you up to date on the process of disaffiliation from The United Methodist Church, which The Fount decided to pursue at its special Church Conference meeting on October 19th. The vote was 100% in favor of disaffiliating. But that was just the first step....

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The Fount Account – New Bishops Elected

As some of you know, the Jurisdictional Conferences in the US met last week and elected and assigned bishops to serve in their various jurisdictions. Our bishop, Grant Hagiya, is retiring at the end of this calendar year, and we will have a new bishop on January 1st. Our new...

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