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Author: Gayle Felton

Gayle Carlton Felton is a clergy member of the North Carolina Annual Conference, presently serving as Minister of Christian Formation at Calvary UMC in Durham, NC. In addition, she also works as a writer, speaker, and consultant. She continues to be active in the Reconciling movement toward the full inclusion of all persons in the life of the church. Gayle is the author of This Gift of Water, The Coming of Jesus, How United Methodists Study Scripture (editor), and many articles on Methodism. Her greatest contribution to the church is her authorship of the denomination's official interpretive statements on the sacraments -- By Water and the Spirit: A United Methodist Understanding of of Baptism and This Holy Mystery: A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion. Gayle is retired from the faculty of Duke Divinity School.

By Water and the Spirit

By Water and the Spirit

Making Connections for Identity and Ministry

Format: EPub

By Water and the Spirit, a 6-session study guide for use in small groups, contains the full text of the paper "By Water and the Spirit," which describes the United Methodist understanding of baptism approved by the 1996 General Conference. This book...

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By Water and the Spirit

By Water and the Spirit

Making Connections for Identity and Ministry

Format: Print Book

By Water and the Spirit, a 6-session study guide for use in small groups, contains the full text of the paper "By Water and the Spirit," which describes the United Methodist understanding of baptism approved by the 1996 General Conference. This book...

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By Water and the Spirit

By Water and the Spirit

Making Connections for Identity and Ministry

Format: Kindle

By Water and the Spirit, a 6-session study guide for use in small groups, contains the full text of the paper "By Water and the Spirit," which describes the United Methodist understanding of baptism approved by the 1996 General Conference. This book...

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This Holy Mystery

This Holy Mystery

A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion

Format: Print Book

"This is the body of Christ. This is the blood of Christ." It's Communion Sunday. The service is a little longer, and the sacrament is observed with gravity. You know it's important, but the wonder is lost. What does it all mean, really? According t...

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This Holy Mystery

This Holy Mystery

A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion

Format: EPub

"This is the body of Christ. This is the blood of Christ." It's Communion Sunday. The service is a little longer, and the sacrament is observed with gravity. You know it's important, but the wonder is lost. What does it all mean, really? According t...

Learn More...

This Holy Mystery

This Holy Mystery

A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion

Format: Kindle

"This is the body of Christ. This is the blood of Christ." It's Communion Sunday. The service is a little longer, and the sacrament is observed with gravity. You know it's important, but the wonder is lost. What does it all mean, really? According t...

Learn More...

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