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Two Recipients of the Miss. Conf. AU Endowed Scholarship Fund Recently Graduated

6/21/2017

Message from Elaine Jenkins, the director of planned giving at the Africa University Development Office sent to Bishop Swanson below: Grace and peace to you in this holy season of Pentecost,   We are very pleased to inform you and the Mississippi Annual Conference that two of the recipients of the Mississippi Annual Conference Endowed Scholarship ...


IAMSCU Conference Met Under Theme of “Tearing Down Walls”

6/20/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 20, 2017 – More than 300 participants from 30 countries across the Methodist connection and educational institutions worldwide gathered for the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (IAMSCU) conference on the campus of Universidad Madero, a Methodist school in Puebla, Mexico. An IAMSCU ...


Graduate at Africa University

6/19/2017

Photo courtesy of Africa University Odilon Mwaba (center) and Tikky Giorgio Olang’o (left) raise their caps in celebration at Africa University’s 2017 commencement. More than 700 students from 23 African countries graduated from the United Methodist university in Mutare, Zimbabwe. By Andra Stevens  | UMNS An Africa University alumnus told the ...


Message from Commission on a Way Forward Moderators

6/1/2017

From the director of Communications of the Council of Bishops WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 31, 2017) – The moderators of the Commission on a Way Forward are using a three-part commentary this summer in helping United Methodists throughout the world to understand work of the Commission.  The commentary will deal with the mission, vision and scope of the ...


Church Leaders Look at Possible U.S. Structure

5/31/2017

Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS Gil Hanke, top executive of the Commission on United Methodist Men, and Bishop Tracy Malone, president of the Commission on the Status and Role of Women, join in a small-group discussion during the Connectional Table meeting in Oslo, Norway. By Heather Hahn OSLO, Norway (UMNS) United Methodist leaders are looking at ...


Connectional Table Holds Second Face-to-Face Meeting

5/22/2017

From Connectional Table of The United Methodist Church Oslo, Norway: Connectional Table members from around the world gathered in Oslo, Norway, May 17-21 for their second face-to-face meeting of the quadrennium, with a dual focus on the worldwide nature of the church and creating vital congregations through the Four Areas of Focus. The Oslo ...


UMC Clergy Financial Literacy Summit Supported by Lilly Endowment Grant

5/11/2017

From Wespath Benefits and Investmens Glenview, IL—Wespath Benefits and Investments (Wespath), in partnership with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and the National Association of United Methodist Foundations (NAUMF), held the first Clergy Financial Literacy Summit (April 4-6, 2017) to focus on addressing the need for ...


Grants for Disaster Recovery, Health Needs

5/8/2017

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS The Rev. H. Louis Jones takes a break from gutting flood-damaged drywall and pews at Hope Community United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, La. By Linda Bloom, United Methodist News Service | ATLANTA (UMNS) Five United Methodist conferences handling major disaster response projects and four church-related health boards...


Bishops Support Plan to Fund Immigration Crisis Ministry

5/5/2017

DALLAS – The Council of Bishops today voted to support a proposal to seek $200,000 for immigration and migration crisis ministry for jurisdictional immigration task forces that are being organized to resource annual conferences. A proposal for funding will be presented to the Connectional Table at its upcoming meeting by the United Methodist ...


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