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Disaster Response: How you can help those impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey

Disaster Response: How you can help those impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has been described, as “one of the largest disasters America has ever faced,” by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, indicating a prolonged recovery process. The Category 4 Hurricane, which made initial landfall in Rockport, Texas on Friday, August 25, has caused at least 30 ...

United Methodists participate in Ministers March for Justice

United Methodists participate in Ministers March for Justice

FROM UMNS By Erik Alsgaard Aug. 29, 2017 | WASHINGTON (UMNS) More than 3,000 ministers gathered in the shadow of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington on Aug. 28 for the “Ministers March for Justice.” United Methodist clergy, from bishops to local pastors, were among those ...

A message from Bishop Trimble: Praying for Texas

A message from Bishop Trimble: Praying for Texas

Brothers and Sisters,    I was raised to believe that prayer is always in order, especially in times of disaster.    As reports continue to come in, Tropical Storm Harvey is causing record rainfall and flooding in Houston and other parts of Texas resulting in loss of life, property, and ...

Episcopal leaders of The United Methodist Church in the Philippines collaborate with Religion & Race

Episcopal leaders of The United Methodist Church in the Philippines collaborate with Religion & Race

Originally shared by the General Commission on Religion and Race Manila, Philippines- — Bishops and their designees from the three episcopal areas in the Philippines met with General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) on August 14, 15, and 16 to discuss the bridge-building work of ...

OPINION: Reflections on Charlottesville

OPINION: Reflections on Charlottesville

It sounds funny when it rolls off of my tongue: “Newton, Kansas a crossroads for diversity.” Growing up in Newton there were several factors that made it the perfect melting pot for the confluence of cultures. In the 90’s there were major gang related troubles in Wichita, ...

United Methodists respond to Charlottesville

United Methodists respond to Charlottesville

“We affirm that no identity or culture has more legitimacy than any other. We call the Church to challenge any hierarchy of cultures or identities.” (Para. 161A, The Nurturing Community, page 110, 2016 Book of Discipline) We recognize racism as a sin and seek to eliminate it. As followers ...

Religion and Race calls for all United Methodists to love in action

Religion and Race calls for all United Methodists to love in action

From GCORR “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We ...

Gieselman to serve Southwest District

Gieselman to serve Southwest District

For Immediate Release August 14, 2017 Indianapolis – Bishop Julius C. Trimble is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Mitchell C. Gieselman of Evansville, Ind., to serve as the Superintendent of Southwest District and a member of the Extended Cabinet of the Indiana Conference ...

E-Reader training hosted in Liberia

E-Reader training hosted in Liberia

Originally shared on GBHEM.org NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 3, 2017 – The E-Reader Project is a joint program of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) and Discipleship Ministries (DM). The two agencies renewed their commitment to support this project during the 2017-2020 ...

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