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Filipino United Methodists Condemn Killing

3/17/2017

Photo courtesy of Rise Up for Rights and For Life. Rise Up for Life and for Rights and the National Union of People’s Lawyers-National Capital Region joined forces during a press conference to condemn drug-related extrajudicial killings and violations. Emily Soriano holds a photo of her son, who was killed in 2016. To her left are Norma P. ...


Agency Receives Advice on Ministry of Younger Men

3/16/2017

From the www.gcumm.org website     “Love ‘em up,” says Charlie P. Lyons (left). He is joined by (from left) Drew Oakley, Odell Horne, and Justin Crice.  Conference presidents of United Methodist Men receive advice about the ministry of younger men NASHVILLE, Tenn.––The National Association of Conference Presidents of United Methodist Men, meeting...


Message from the 2016 General and Jurisdictional Delegation

3/15/2017

To clergy and laity of the Mississippi Conference: “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  - Philippians 4:6-7 Due to the fretful time that some...


Day 10: INM Lent Devotion

3/10/2017

Sad Ending   Domingos Antonic was 8 months old when his parents brought him to the hospital in Malanje, Angola. Domingos weighed only 15.5 pounds when he came into the hospital. His fever was raging, foam was all over his lips and he lay completely still in his mother’s arms.   Domingos was suffering from acute anemia and couldn’t breathe because ...


Free Easter Resources from Rethink Church

3/9/2017

Miracles, and what children have to say about them, will be the focus of The United Methodist Church’s national Easter advertising campaign and accompanying local church resources this spring. Running late March through mid-April, the ads are the second phase of the 2017 campaign, “Our Beliefs. Their Words,” which features children sharing about ...


Day 8: INM Lent Devotional

3/8/2017

“Jesus, knowing what they were thinking, took a child and stood him by his side. ‘Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever received me receives the One who sent me.’” Luke 9:47-48   Malaria is the silent emergency that kills one child every two minutes, more than 800 children daily. Hundreds of thousands die from malaria each...


Commission Moves Onward and Forward

3/3/2017

Diane Degnan Members of the Commission on a Way Forward worshiped with staff of the General Board of Global Ministries at their Ash Wednesday service. United Methodist Communications umcpresscenter.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2017 Atlanta: Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia this week, the Commission on a Way Forward continued to make progress ...


Day 2 INM Lent Devotion

3/3/2017

Many Babies Not Named Until Age Five in Congo A gravedigger walks among dozens of fresh graves in the children’s section of the Penga  Penga Cemetery in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Only one in five children in this city of 3 million survive to age five due to malaria. You may notice that several of the graves are unmarked....


Global Connection is ‘Praying Our Way Forward’

3/2/2017

By Crystal Caviness March 1, 2017 | UMNS In a “Concert of Prayer,” more than 40 congregants in Eastern Pennsylvania lifted their voices and hearts to pray for a commission of United Methodists charged with a sacred mission. With strength and conviction, the collective voices at Lima United Methodist Church in Media, Pennsylvania, repeated the ...


New Academic Theological Colloquy Website Launches

3/2/2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn., February 28, 2017 – The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and the Association of United Methodist Theological Schools (AUMTS) announced the launch of a new website focused on the academic theological colloquy, “The Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness.” The event ...


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