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Richard Allen Stamp Unveiled

2/10/2016

From the General Commission Archives and History of The United Methodist Church African Methodist Episcopal Church Founder Richard Allen Honored With USPS Stamp Philadelphia, PA, February 2, 2016: Black History month started strong when the “Forever” commemorative stamp was unveiled and dedicated to the life and witness of Richard Allen ...


Change Coming to General Conference Voting

2/9/2016

Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS Committee members vote on proposed legislation during the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Florida. In 2016, delegates will be able to use machines to vote in legislative committees. By Heather Hahn, United Methodist News Service United Methodist leaders are hoping a change coming to the 2016 General...


Lent and Easter Outreach and Worship Resources Now Available

2/9/2016

From Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church Here are some Ash Wednesday worship resources for lectionary planning and worship.  From United Methodist Communications   NASHVILLE, Tennessee: United Methodist congregations have numerous resources available to encourage engagement and participation throughout the Lenten and Easter ...


United Methodists Adopting New Tech

2/8/2016

United Methodist Communications Office of Public Information Nashville, Tenn.: United Methodist pastors and church leaders match or exceed the average U.S. technology adoption rates, according to new research from United Methodist Communications. “The purpose of the United Methodist Emerging Technology Survey was to assess penetration of new ...


Connectional Table Addresses GC Delegates About Principles and Process for Worldwide Restructuring

2/5/2016

CHICAGO: On January 22, 2016 during the Pre-General Conference briefing held in Portland, Oregon for delegates to the upcoming 2016 General Conference, panelists discussed multiple plans being offered to restructure The United Methodist Church. Panelist and Connectional Table (CT) member Fred Brewington explained the CT’s stance on such proposals ...


Promoting Food Security in Ghana

2/4/2016

During a nutrition training in Ghana, participants learn how to sort and process Moringa leaves, which are rich in nutrients and helps fortify the daily diet. Empowering communities in Ghana to become self-sufficient, address malnutrition, alleviate poverty, and strengthen their resources By Alice Mar, UMCOR technical officer and oversees the ...


Seminar Sparks Care for Disabled Children

2/3/2016

Photo by Priscilla Muzenrengwa, UMNS The Chenogaose Day Care Relief Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe allows parents with children with disabilities to leave them in a safe environment during the day. By Priscilla Muzerengwa, United Methodist News Service HARARE, Zimbabwe  The door swings open, revealing Mark and other children lying on the ground. ...


Black Church Music, Worship Center Established

2/2/2016

From Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the founding of The Center for Music and Worship in the Black Church Experience (CMWBCE), a one-of-a-kind in North America. The mission of the center is to provide training in the sacred music of the Black church and beyond to musicians ...


History of Hymns: “Wade in the Water”

2/1/2016

By C. Michael Hawn, from Discipleship Ministries “Wade in the Water,” African American Spiritual; The Faith We Sing, No. 2107 Wade in the water, wade in the water, children, wade in the water, God’s a gonna trouble the water. 1. See that host all dressed in white, God’s a gonna trouble the water. The leader looks like the Israelite, God’s a ...


Relief in Flint

1/29/2016

Reggie volunteers alongside Tommy McDoniel, pastor at Flint Asbury United Methodist Church. Asbury hosts one of eight Water Crisis Resource Centers in the city. In addition to supplies made available by the Crossroads District, the Michigan State Police has provided filters and bottled water to the steady stream of residents coming to the Center. ...


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