Trinity Blog

Pastor's Blog

Hello! I am Jane Graner and Welcome to my blog! I pray that in these articles, you will experience the love and peace and joy that comes from following Jesus! I would love to connect with you. Feel free to email me at pastor@tumcd.org.

  • UMC Next

    Next week I will be in Kansas City for a very important meeting. Clergy and laity from throughout The United Methodist Church will gather at Church of the Resurrection (pastored by Adam Hamilton) to discuss the future of the denomination. We have just passed the deadline to send in proposed legislation to be considered at the next General Conference in ... Read More

  • Our Brother’s Blood

    As you exit the exhibition area in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., you come to a meditation space with two Bible verses inscribed into the walls. The first verse is Genesis 4:10, which is from one of this Sunday’s sermon texts: What have you done? Listen; your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ... Read More

  • New Communication Team Forms

    Nothing changes faster these days than the worlds of technology, internet, and social media. Before you can understand the latest technological breakthrough, another one takes its place! It’s enough to make your head swim! Yet it remains vitally important to keep up with the latest trends in order to remain relevant in this world. To that end, we have formed ... Read More

  • Unapologetic: How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Lives

    “Unapologetic: How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Lives” New Sermon Series Starts Sept. 8 Current studies tell us that only about half of the U.S. population are members of religious congregations. Only about a quarter are regularly active in those congregations. That means that most Americans don’t think that regular religious practice adds much to the quality of their lives. ... Read More

  • Time to Celebrate!

    After the resoundingly positive vote to become a Reconciling Congregation on August 12, it’s time to complete the process! Join us this Sunday as we take a celebratory photo of our congregation immediately following the worship service. You will also have the opportunity to become an individual Reconciling United Methodist. The Reconciling Ministries Network recommends that at least 50% of ... Read More

  • What does it mean?

    By now you have probably heard that Monday evening Trinity UMC voted to become a Reconciling Congregation recognized by the Reconciling Ministries Network. The final vote was 52 to 3 in favor of the affiliation. That represents 94.5% of the total vote. Trinity is now one of nine Reconciling Congregations in the North Texas Conference. There are also numerous Reconciling ... Read More

  • Take Ten with God

    I’m always skeptical when someone tells me that I can reach a major goal “in just minutes a day.” Whether it’s getting rock-hard abs or writing the great American novel, such goals usually take a great deal more time and effort than is claimed. A really good exercise program, incorporating both aerobics and strength training, takes more than mere minutes ... Read More

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