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Author: Jenny Knutter

November Pastor’s Pen

November Pastor’s Pen

Hello, Friends!            In the office the other day I was going through the mail and had received a card. Inside was a note from a person whom I have met one time briefly. They wrote to inform me that they were taking the next couple of months to pray for clergywomen in our conference. Ending the note with, “God thinks you are amazing!” I knew exactly what I wanted to write to you about after receiving that note.   …

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October Pastor’s Pen

October Pastor’s Pen

Hello, Friends!            In the office the other day I was going through the mail and had received a card. Inside was a note from a person whom I have met one time briefly. They wrote to inform me that they were taking the next couple of months to pray for clergywomen in our conference. Ending the note with, “God thinks you are amazing!” I knew exactly what I wanted to write to you about after receiving that note.   …

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September Pastor’s Pen

September Pastor’s Pen

Hello Friends!         Crisp air, shorter days, and leaves falling on the ground are sure signs that fall has arrived! For as long as I can remember this time of year has always brought up a “controversy”. Should Christians celebrate Halloween? The first time I remember running into this was when I was in Jr High babysitting for a family. I had asked the kids what they were dressing up as and they told me they did not celebrate Halloween. (Insert…

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Hello Friends

Hello Friends

The story is told of Thomas Edison who came home from school with a note. “Mom, my teacher gave this paper to me and told me only you are to read it. What does it say? ”Her eyes welled with tears as she read out loud: “Your son is a genius. This school is too small for him and doesn’t have good enough teachers to train him. Please teach him yourself. ”After his mother died, Edison found the letter his…

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August Pastor’s Pen

August Pastor’s Pen

Hello friends!         As you might already know, we have begun a season of being intentional with our focus on others that God places on our path. We are calling this “AWAKEN: Stuart”. In this season, we are being intentional about who and what we’re praying for. Instead of wishing we’d see God move, we’re being proactive in opening ourselves to what God is already doing in us, our church, and our community. Knowing that nothing WE do is invoking this, but that…

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Hello New Friends of the Stuart-Mount Vernon UMC!

Hello New Friends of the Stuart-Mount Vernon UMC!

My name is Jenny and I couldn’t be more excited, nervous, happy, anxious, and ready to be your new pastor. 🙂  We will have lots of time to get to know each other, which I am really looking forward to! I thought I might share a few things with you to get us started and so you know who I am. I have lived in the areas of Adair and Casey for over 30 years (with a few of those spent away exploring college…

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