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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. ...


Michigan Bishop's Flint Appeal

1/28/2016

By Kay Demos, Michigan Area of The United Methodist Church Lincoln Park United Methodist Church in Flint is one of eight Crossroads District Water Resource Centers distributing testing kits, bottled water, and filtration systems. Pastor Rev. Maurice Horne is running a daily free meal ministry there to further bless neighbors. ~photo courtesy ...


Church Helping to Equip African School with E-readers

1/27/2016

Photo courtesy of Charlie Moore Charlie Moore (left) and staff at the Methodist Mission School in Murewa, Zimbabwe, pose with the school's first e-reader. The Volunteer-in-Mission team from the Baltimore/Washington Conference is bringing 75 more e-readers to the school in March 2016. By Joey Butler, United Methodist Communications The Rev. Faith...


East Congo Pygmy Tribes Face Discrimination

1/26/2016

By Kathy L. Gilbert, UMNS In one of the poorest countries in the world — deep in the forests and savannas — live tribes of pygmies who are among the poorest members of Congo’s society. Isolated, without access to education, health care, food or clean water and without representation in society and government, the pygmy tribes are especially ...


Interim President Named at United

1/25/2016

From United Theological Seminary Mr. James Tharp, chair of the Board of Trustees at United Theological Seminary, announced on Jan. 15, 2016, that Dr. Kent Millard, former senior pastor at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, has been chosen as United’s interim president. Dr. Millard received a bachelor’s degree from Dakota Wesleyan...


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