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Stand against war as we did racism

11/16/2005

Editor, Remember how The United Methodist Church stood with Rosa Parks and kindred spirits in opposition to the Klan and other like-minded spirits and how proud we were to be part of a church that stood for justice? The almost total silence from the church on the evil of war has had some of us thinking that “the cat must have gotten its tongue,” ...


UM bishops issue appeal for rebuilding after Katrina

11/16/2005

By Tim Tanton United Methodist News Service   LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. — The United Methodist Church’s bishops are launching an appeal aimed at helping the denomination’s congregations in Louisiana and Mississippi recover from the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina.   The Council of Bishops approved the Katrina Church Recovery Appeal during its ...


Woman finds room for victims' pet

11/16/2005

By Alexis Williams Vital Signs   GAUTIER — After Hurricane Katrina, many people stepped up to fill roles they wouldn’t normally hold.   For Singing River Hospital Auxilian Frances Gardner that role included becoming caregiver and adopted grandmother to a displaced patient’s displaced dog, Rusty. When Gardner heard Annie Culota, an evacuee from St. ...


Woman provides shelter for storm victims' pet

11/16/2005

By Alexis Williams Vital Signs   GAUTIER — After Hurricane Katrina, many people stepped up to fill roles they wouldn’t normally hold.   For Singing River Hospital Auxilian Frances Gardner that role included becoming caregiver and adopted grandmother to a displaced patient’s displaced dog, Rusty. When Gardner heard Annie Culota, an evacuee from St. ...


Thrasher celebrates 100 years

11/9/2005

By Laura Cartwright Special to the Advocate When Doug Holland became pianist at Thrasher United Methodist Church, he only knew two hymns. “I played Lily of the Valley for four Sundays straight until I learned two other songs – Victory in Jesus and Sweet Hour of Prayer,” he said. Those kind of memories were abundant Oct. 30 when Thrasher United ...


Summit covers health concerns from avian flu to TB

11/4/2005

By Linda Bloom NEW YORK (UMNS) - Old diseases - malaria, tuberculosis and measles - still account for significant death rates in some countries.Newer diseases -- HIV/AIDS and emerging threats like the avian flu - have an even larger global impact. Issues surrounding such health crises were addressed during the Nov. 1-3 Global Health Summit in New ...


Four bishops who have served the Mississippi Conference take part in the SEJ Conference.Twick Morrison


By the Advocate As the entire nation tries to deal with a struggling economy, the Mississippi Conference Council on Finance and Administration has begun taking steps to get the most out of gifts from United Methodists. One step likely to take place is the freezing of salaries paid by the conference for 2009. That recommendation will be presented to...


By the Advocate As the entire nation tries to deal with a struggling economy, the Mississippi Conference Council on Finance and Administration has begun taking steps to get the most out of gifts from United Methodists. One step likely to take place is the freezing of salaries paid by the conference for 2009. That recommendation will be presented to...


As the entire nation tries to deal with a struggling economy, the Mississippi Conference Council on Finance and Administration has begun taking steps to get the most out of gifts from United Methodists. One step likely to take place is the freezing of salaries paid by the conference for 2009. That recommendation will be presented to the CF&A when ...


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