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The Rev. Amy Gearhart The Rev. Amy L. Gearhart is senior pastor of Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia, MO.

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The Rev. Amy L. Gearhart is senior pastor of Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia, Mo.

Gearhart is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Ill., with a degree in theology and communications. She earned her M.Div. degree from Duke University Divinity School, Durham, N.C.

An active leader at a number of levels in the United Methodist Church, Gearhart has been involved in pastoral ministry in Illinois, North Carolina, and Missouri since 1985.

 


Latest Content by The Rev. Amy Gearhart

The Rev. Amy Gearhart

How Can I Keep from Singing?

Luke 1:68-79

Reign of Christ - Year C

November 24, 2013

The Rev. Amy Gearhart (UMC)

"By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace"   Luke 1:78-79.

Luke's first chapter sounds like a Sunday in the upcoming season of Advent in the church where I serve.  There is music everywhere!!  A little different, perhaps, from the brass and organ and choirs, but still the music of holy encounters, praise and prayers, and glory to God is everywhere.  Angels are visiting a favored Mary.  Elizabeth exclaims a blessing upon her pregnant cousin, and Mary magnifies the Lord as she echoes the ancient praises of Hannah.  

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The Rev. Amy Gearhart

Words and a Wisdom

Luke 21:5-19

26th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

November 17, 2013

The Rev. Amy Gearhart (UMC)

It's about this time of the year when I start reaching deeply into the kitchen cabinets--not the ones that get opened everyday for our daily dishes, silverware, or spices. These are the ones that go deeply enough to take me from the mundane of "the everyday" to the treasures of "once a year." I'm gathering the dishes and linens for the family feast, starting to polish the silver, gather the china and iron the linens for the Thanksgiving banquet.

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