Dear Friends, I appeal to you to remember the many people affected by the devastating land- and mudslides in DR Congo and Sierra-Leone, and the flooding brought by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. It was exactly a year ago that the World Methodist Conference was held in Houston, Texas. During the past month, we witnessed terrorist […]
Archive: August, 2017
The World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women (WFM&UCW(have released a resource that focuses on the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals 13, 14 and 15. It contains creative worship material and factual information about climate change, pollution of seas and land, and suggestions for responsible action. It has been compiled by Ann Connan, President Emerita […]
The XXV General Assembly of the Evangelical Methodist Church of Argentina issued this public statement following the anniversary of 500 years of the Protestant Evangelical Reformation.
Elena Shestakova was taking an online class through European Nazarene College (EuNC) when her pregnancy was stricken with complications. Doctors confined her to a hospital bed for several weeks to protect the health of both her and her child. Fortunately for Shestakova, her class was offered online. This allowed her to remain home when the health crisis […]
August was a heart-breaking month, with news of violent natural disasters wreaking havoc on the global landscape and taking many lives. Yet, also in the headlines, we read shocking news of human-made violence and destruction, born of deep frustration, anger, prejudice, racism and hatred. Certainly we cannot always plan for or combat natural disasters, but […]
The Friends of the World Methodist Museum gathered for their annual banquet on Friday, the 25th of August, at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina (USA). Celebrating 61 years since the opening of the museum, Director, Jackie Bolden, shared with the Friends the many things that had occurred since the group had last gathered. One of the […]
By Vineeth Methuselah Mahadas Methodist Church in India WMC Youth and Young Adult Program I was part of the recently concluded YATRA – Youth in Asia Training for Religious Amity – held by the World Council of Churches (WCC) from 8-22 July 2017. Yatra is a word in Sanskrit which means Journey. This year the Theme of […]
World Methodist Council member churches in Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo are responding to the grim circumstances following mudslides and landslides during the month of August. Democratic Republic of Congo On 21 August, a landslide decimated the fishing village of Tora in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Searchers had recovered more than […]
Mr. Walter C. Jeffers, World Methodist Council member and Lay President of the Philadelphia Conference Lay Organization for the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME Church), died unexpectedly last month. Born to Howard Jeffers, Jr. and Marie Ramsey in 1984 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System. Walter obtained an Associate’s degree […]
Pastor Américo Jara Reyes has been elected the new Bishop of the Evangelical Methodist Church of Argentina at its recent General Assembly on the 19th of August.
Jacques Balibanga recalls the dire situation when the Church of the Nazarene first entered the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “In 1990, there were many conflicts in the eastern DRC. Many people ran from the violence in their villages and came to stay here in Goma. There was a big number of kids without […]
By Sam Hodges Aug. 3, 2017 | WAXAHACHIE, Texas (UMNS) This week, Michelle Martin is beginning to realize her dream of becoming a recognized leader in The United Methodist Church.She’s joined some 20 other Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people in taking a 10-hour, basic class toward certified lay servant status. Before, obstacles — such as a lack of interpreters — always emerged. […]