A Prayer from Rev. Andy Oliver

posted on November 05, 2019

On this Election Day November 5, 2019, we share Rev. Andy Oliver's (Interim Board President of MFSA) Invocation at the Florida Democratic Party's 2019 convention: It is truly an honor to be entrusted...

North Carlolina MFSA Host Jack Crum Conference on Prophetic Ministry 2019

posted on October 30, 2019

Gospel Power vs. Institutional Sin This year NCC MFSA scheduled the Jack Crum Conference on Prophetic Ministry in response to the specially called General Conference in St Louis. They decided to try ...

International Day of Peace

posted on September 20, 2019

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, the Shalom Center for Justice and Peace hosted an interfaith celebration of the International Day of Peace (September 21) titled “Immigration’s Quagmire.”  Rev. Dr. ...

Happy Easter

posted on April 21, 2019

Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter from MFSA. We hope you have enjoyed our Lenten devotionals which are available on our website. We began our lenten journey immediately following ...

Lenten Devotion Week 5

posted on April 05, 2019

Week 5 Lenten Devotion by Lisa Bender Jesus wept. Luke 19:41 is the shortest, but one of the most powerful verses in the Bible. Jesus continues to weep today - over the treatment of LGBTQIA+ persons...

Lenten Devotion Week 4

posted on March 27, 2019

Week 4 Lenten Devotion by Pat Stewart   The focus for the Lenten season at my church is Into the Wilderness. This is very appropriate since the special General Conference session has just ended with ...

Lenten Devotion Week 3

posted on March 19, 2019

Scripture: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 My joy is gone, grief is upon me,    my heart is sick. … Hark, the cry of my poor people    from far and wide in the land. … Is there no balm in Gilead? … O that my head ...

Lenten Devotion Week 2

posted on March 13, 2019

Week 2 Lenten Devotion  by Antony Larry Well to say it's been a rough couple of weeks in the UMC is an understatement.  Who would have ever thought that three little letters would alienate and hurt so...

Lenten Devotion Ash Wednesday

posted on March 06, 2019

Ash Wednesday Devotion By Rev. Mary Kay Totty "Forest fires are a natural and necessary part of the ecosystem. Even healthy forests contain dead trees and decaying plant matter; when a fire turns ...

General Conference Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

posted on January 28, 2019

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? By Randall Miller   I have to confess that even if we had not just commemorated what would have been Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 90th birthday, his ...

Advent Devotion Week 4

posted on December 18, 2018

WAITING TO SEE JUSTICE Hebrew 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 "Restore us, Lord God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved." ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭80:19‬ ‭NIV Born in Greenville, South Carolina in the ...

Advent Devotion Week 3

posted on December 11, 2018

I'm dreaming of a White Christmas Just like the ones I used to know, Where the treetops glisten And Children Listen To hear sleigh bells in the snow. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas Withev'ry ...

Advent Devotion Week 2

posted on December 04, 2018

This is my first Advent season living in Palestine, more specifically the West Bank, Bethlehem in particular.  Experiencing Christmas in Bethlehem this year may be the best Christmas yet for me. ...

Advent Devotion Week 1

posted on November 29, 2018

Like so many of us, there are particular sounds and songs during this season that immediately transport me back to my childhood.  You know that as soon as you hear them, you can probably share an ...

The Festival of Lights

posted on December 28, 2017

Each year I journey through Advent with the same devotional. It’s called "Night Visions: Searching the Shadows for Advent and Christmas" written by United Methodist Jan L. Richardson. It prepares me ...

MFSA NCC: Jack Crum Conference on Prophetic Ministry 2019

Gospel Power vs. Institutional Sin This year MFSA NCC scheduled the Jack Crum Conference on Prophetic Ministry due to the specially called General Conference in St Louis. And we decided to try ...

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