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2016 Year-end Statistical Reporting

12/19/2016

With the coming of the New Year, so comes the Statistical Reporting process. We will again be using the EZRA system provided by the General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) that we used in 2016. I think you will find the EZRA system very user friendly and is fairly easy to navigate. The link for reporting the 2016 statistics will be on ...


New Ways to Celebrate Advent with Kids

12/13/2016

From United Methodist Communications Advent begins the Christian new year, and everyone — from the youngest to the oldest member — should celebrate. Making Chrismon ornaments that convey the life of Christ is a time-honored tradition. Another is the calendar with a little piece of candy behind the numbered windows counting down the days until ...


UMW Sets Assembly Theme for 2018

12/12/2016

PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: JAY ROLLINS, COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCER FOR ASSEMBLY 2018 EMAIL JAY “The Power of Bold” will be the theme of the 19th quadrennial Assembly of United Methodist Women in Columbus, Ohio, May 18-20, 2018. This Assembly is particularly momentous in that it marks both the official celebration of the organization’s 150th anniversary ...


Religion and Race Focused on Awareness, Equipping Leaders

12/9/2016

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS Erin Hawkins, top executive of the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race, speaks on May 10 to the United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Hawkins was discussing intercultural competency. From the General Commission on Religion and Race Part of a series on how the church works From Eastern ...


Africa University Gets Boost from Non-church Partnerships

12/8/2016

Photo courtesy of Africa University An aerial view of Africa University, located in Mutare, Zimbabwe, shows the central area of the campus, with the chapel and library. By Jeff Wolfe, United Methodist News Service Africa University’s influence is spreading across the continent and around the globe through about 50 partnerships with government ...


Introducing the Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship

12/7/2016

From the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry The Office of Loans and Scholarships at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) today announced the creation of a new scholarship that launches January 3, 2017, for students enrolled in United Methodist seminaries. The Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship was created...


UMM: Making a List

12/6/2016

​ By Gil Hanke My wife and I exchange lists of specific items we want for Christmas. We do this because I grew tired of giving her something I wanted her to have, wear, or use which was never seen again. As most of you, we place a limit on what we will spend on each other. If you add up the cost of everything on her list or on my list, it far ...


Global Ministries Celebrates Giving Tuesday Outcome

12/2/2016

By Elliott Wright, from United Methodist Global Ministries More than 2,550 persons in 19 countries contributed a total of $853,909.78 to United Methodist mission projects and missionary support through the 2016 UMC #GivingTuesday campaign.  “This is an outcome to celebrate, especially since this year we did not offer any matching grants as we ...


Philippines UMs Raise Awareness on HIV/AIDS

12/1/2016

Photo by Gladys P. Mangiduyos, UMNS A man is tested for HIV/AIDS at a forum held at Wesleyan University, Philippines, to promote awareness and help reduce stigma associated with the disease. AIDS affects as many as 37 million worldwide. By Gladys P. Mangiduyos, United Methodist News Service | CABANATUAN CITY, Philippines  Filipino United ...


UMC Alum Gives Back Through Gift of Hope Endowment

12/1/2016

From General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Loida Spiro is grateful for her mother and The United Methodist Church (UMC). Her mother was a hardworking waitress who dreamed that her daughter would attend college. The UMC provided a scholarship through the Office of Loans and Scholarships at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry...


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