I heard a story today about a church staff member (not me) who made a most unfortunate typo.
He transposed the T and the I in United, as in United Methodist Church.
The mistake never made it into the bulletin thanks to some both ends of the candle burning at the 11th hour work on Saturday night.
But the story serves as a good bit of caution for me and should for anyone working or volunteering for a United Methodist Church.
One way to avoid it altogether would be to just stick with UMC. But then again, when I told a former co-worker in Louisville through e-mail that I had landed a job at Hempfield UMC last September, she wrote back congratulating me on my being hired by Hempfield University Medical Center.