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Bishop assigns Thompson, McAlilly to fill Cabinet posts

2/28/2006

By Woody Woodrick Advocate Editor Bill McAlilly will move from one end of the state to the other in June, while Tim Thompson will move across town. McAlilly and Thompson have been appointed district superintendents by Bishop Hope Morgan Ward. McAlilly, currently pastor at Tupelo First United Methodist Church, will be appointed superintendent of ...


Casting the net: The UM Hour goes world wide to seek disciples

2/28/2006

By Woody Woodrick Advocate Editor John Wesley said, “The world is my parish.” The United Methodist Hour now has the same philosophy – literally. On Feb. 25, The United Methodist Hour’s programming became available to anyone in the world through the Internet. The UM Hour is working in conjunction with iSeeTV, a company of Continental Vista ...


Churches find means to follow FCC rule

2/28/2006

By Woody Woodrick Advocate Editor United Methodist churches in Mississippi that broadcast worship services and other programming apparently will be able to live within new Federal Communications Commission rules about closed captioning. Several years ago, the FCC approved a rule that requires closed captioning for most programming on broadcast ...


Dizzy cheerleader more than just clowning around

2/28/2006

By Linda Green United Methodist News Service She’s a real estate agent by day, a clown by night and a member of an inaugural Web site dedicated to strong women. Ricki Whittle, 60, is among 34 women who do good things for others and are profiled in a collection that recognizes and encourages women to be strong in mind, body and spirit. The women on...


Eight Below lifts up role of friends

2/28/2006

By Phil Boatwright The Movie Reporter Eight Below Stars: Paul Walker, Bruce Greenwood, Jason Biggs. Rating: PG Inspired by a true story, Eight Below is an action-adventure about loyalty and the bonds of friendship set in the extreme wilderness of Antarctica. The film tells the story of three members of a scientific expedition who are forced to ...


Gulfport teen learns God can use bad situations

2/28/2006

By Meg Appel Special to the Advocate On Aug. 29, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. It is a day I will never forget, but I want to share with you a moment when God touched my life. I am a freshman in high school, and my family evacuated to Destin, Fla., where I ended up going to school. The news of going to school in Destin was not only scary, ...


Holy Spirit hears prayer

2/28/2006

The Storyteller Rev. Huey Wood At a church where people would stand and give their personal testimony, a young lady was doing this for the first time. Nervously, she said, “I just want everybody to pray that I will a light and brightening shite.” We are told in the scriptures that one of the works of the Holy Spirit is to interpret our prayers to ...


Homeless find balm for soles with foot-washing ministry

2/28/2006

By John Gordon United Methodist News Service   RICHMOND, Va. — Their shoes are tattered. Their feet are blistered from countless miles of walking. But the homeless in Richmond can rest their weary soles — and find food for their souls, as well — at Centenary United Methodist Church. “Oh, it feels good,” said Darrick Walker as he soaked his size-15...


Lent offers time to help even more

2/28/2006

As we move into the 40 days of Lent, we remember our brothers and sisters on the Gulf Coast who continue the long journey of renewal and recovery following Hurricane Katrina. Thank you for the strong ways you have already responded in love and unity. You have sent teams, collected supplies, given generous offerings. We have almost $2 million ...


Methodists boost giving by more than 50 percent

2/28/2006

By Linda Green United Methodist News Service NASHVILLE — Amid a year of natural disasters, United Methodists reached deep into their pockets and increased their total giving to the church’s ministries by more than 50 percent over the previous year. The denomination has much to celebrate in “the overwhelming generosity of the people of The United ...


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