United Methodist Mission Leaders Express Solidarity with those Suffering in Iraq

Dear Friends, We invite United Methodists to be in deep prayer for Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq as they are driven from their homes, some herded into isolated encampments where they face death by starvation and thirst. The armed forces of the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seem determined …

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Report from TAGAYTAY, Philippines 7:45 AM

Participants gather as they shelter in place to wait out Typhoon Rammasun, locally known as Glenda.
Photo by Jen Tyler

Youth and Young Adults from across the connection are safely sheltering in place in Tagaytay, Philippines during Typhoon Rammasun, locally known as Glenda.

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Ministry idea: Post-it identity

Members of Sonoma (California) United Methodist Church attach  color-coded Post-it notes to show their level of interest in various church ministries. Photo courtesy of church member Dave Chambers.

Is your church welcoming a new pastor? David W. Chambers, a member of Sonoma United Methodist Church in California, shares an idea for familiarizing a pastor with your congregation’s interests.

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Remembering Our Fallen on Memorial Day

A personal story from Chaplain Ray Bailey Recently I was asked by a widow to lead a simple service of remembrance at the grave of her husband buried in Arlington Cemetery. It was the one year anniversary of his death. As I walked to the grave site, I noticed several family members at various graves …

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Missionary Tshala Mwengo Died in Bus Accident

…neither death, nor life…will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)  With deep sadness, the General Board of Global Ministries reports that Tshala Mwengo, a United Methodist missionary, died today from injuries sustained in a bus accident. General Secretary Thomas Kemper gave thanks for the …

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