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"Mike Check", "Mike Check"

Pat Schwiebert

11/23/2011

“... We’ve been waiting for you to grow up.” He smiled sheepishly and said, “Yeah, we were kinda stuck in our X-Boxes”


Overcoming the Biggest Obstacle

Beth Estock

11/21/2011

 I am not a runner. At least that is what I thought until this past spring ........


Death Row Watch in Both Idaho and Oregon

Bob Hoshibata

11/11/2011

 In both Oregon and Idaho, Death Row inmates are scheduled to be executed soon. This gives us an opportunity to speak up and voice our faithful conviction that the death penalty should be abolished in the name of Jesus Christ!


A Visit to Death Row

Bob Hoshibata

11/9/2011

I know that there are strong and compelling arguments ... but my faith compels me to speak against the scheduled execution of Gary Haugen.


Enough already!

David Armstrong

11/2/2011

Are you tired yet of me talking about nothing but change? I think I may have reached the saturation point even for me,...


What about the $$$ ?

Bob Hoshibata

10/30/2011

Some have been raising questions about how much we will save if we move to 4 districts. Well...


Response to a Question about the Special Session

Bob Hoshibata

10/24/2011

Several persons have asked for specific details about the assignment of churches to 4 districts if the vote is positive to go to 4 districts.  Some want to have the list publicized before the vote is taken.  I am sharing my thoughts about this questions in this blog posting.


Why Should We Care about the Vital Church Project?

Bob Hoshibata

10/11/2011

For the past two years, the leaders of the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference have been diligently and faithfully working on the Vital Church Project.  I would like to share some of the excitement of the "unveiling" of our Vital Church Project.  It may well be the key to our successful achieving of a vision of congregations led by lay and clergy who are growing healthy vital congregations that change lives and transform communities!


Prayer for an end to Violence in our World

Bob Hoshibata

7/24/2011

We are shocked and saddened by the terrorist attack in Norway.  This kind of tragedy is contrary to God's plan for the created world.  As people of faith, we are called to renew our commitment to peace in our communities and world.  And we are called to pray for strength for our United Methodist sisters and brothers in Norway as well as the whole nation, for comfort and strength.


The Measure of Success - 525,600 minutes

Bob Hoshibata

6/27/2011

525,600 minutes from now, what difference will it make in our churches and in our communities because of our Annual Conference's time together?


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