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arrow icon. US-2 Jamila Hunter: Creativity Empowers the Community 
Children art at the community center

Jamila Hunter from Brooklyn, New York, served with Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, for the first of her two years as a US-2. US-2s are missionaries between the ages of 20 and 30 who teach, learn from, pray with, and advocate for people in communities seeking transformation and justice in the United States.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Children | Communities | Education | Missionaries | Prison | United Methodist Church | Youth | Older adults | Focus on Ministry with the Poor | United States |
Date posted: Jan 20, 2012

arrow icon. Spiritual Retreat to Offer Care and Support to Clergy Who Grew Up in Alcoholic and Dysfunctional Homes

NEW YORK CITY, June 23, 2011--The United Methodist Special Program on Substance Abuse and Related Violence (SPSARV) will hold a two-day retreat designed for clergy who have been adversely affected by growing up in an alcohol, drug, or other dysfunctional family setting.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Children | Health | Women | Youth | Men | Older adults | Focus on Global Health |
Date posted: Jul 01, 2011

arrow icon. Hallelujah Moment from China: "Older Adult Believers Learn to Read" 
The Easy Reader for Christianity’s first lesson--“God loves me. God loves you. God loves him and her. God loves everyone.”

The first words the Hongtuling Church students, almost all between 50 and 80 years of age, learn to write are: “God loves me. God loves you. God loves him and her.”
Source: Mission Education
More about: Education | Older adults | Focus on Ministry with the Poor | China |
Date posted: Mar 03, 2010

arrow icon. China News Summary: May 2009 

The China News Summary is compiled monthly by the United Methodist China Program, Room 1335, General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115.
Source: Mission Contexts and Relationships
More about: Economy | Ecumenical | GBGM programs | Global connections | Globalization | International affairs | Internet | Newsletters | Research | Older adults | Mission updates | Asia and the Pacific Islands | China | Hong Kong | Macau | Taiwan | Tibet |
Date posted: May 29, 2009

arrow icon. Hallelujah Moment from Chile: The Golden Girls of La Esperanza 
Laura, Adriana and Edith.

Upon making new acquaintances, Adriana quickly invites them to her house for tea. She proudly gives a tour of the entire home, assuring the guests that “here they take good care of us” and introducing them to all of her “brothers and sisters.”
Source: Mission Education
More about: Disabilities | Global connections | Globalization | Health | Human rights | Justice | Welfare | Women | Older adults | Chile |
Date posted: Dec 12, 2008

arrow icon. Primetimers Explore "All Creatures, Great and Small" along South Georgia's Historic Golden Isles
Two Primetimers work to keep up with bag making while those in the background quickly fill up the bags with oyster shells.  This volunteer work for Georgia's oyster restoration project on Jekyll Island was part of the event Although participants also had time to relax under Spanish moss-draped live oaks, they primarily enjoyed multiple opportunities to explore and learn about the natural wonders of St. Simons, Jekyll and Sapelo, all barrier islands along Georgia's southern coast. From November 9 to 14, 2008, the group soaked up information from local experts, who shared how the islands are actively engaged in preservation and environmental issues, preserving and restoring natural treasures in the coastal marshlands and beaches.
Source: Mission Volunteers
More about: GBGM events | GBGM programs | John Wesley | Mission opportunities | United Methodist Church | Wesley | Methodism | Older adults | United States |
Date posted: Nov 26, 2008
arrow icon. First Primetimers Mission Group Visits Macedonia 
Thirteen Primetimers led worship in a village Methodist Church near Strumica, Macedonia, while on a Thirteen United Methodist Primetimers arrived in Macedonia on May 15 for two weeks of ministry as Volunteers in Mission.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: GBGM events | United Methodist Church | Volunteers | Older adults | Macedonia-FYROM |
Date posted: May 20, 2008
arrow icon. Estonian Pastors' Widows Receive No Church Pension  
Liis Oengo and Erna Kunstimees, both in their 80s, are examples of "the wives of our pastors, the wives who for years and years and years have faithfully stood with their husbands," says the Rev. Olav Parnamets.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Advocacy | Communities | Human rights | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Older adults | Estonia | Europe |
Date posted: Apr 10, 2008
arrow icon. Retirement Presents Challenge for Estonian Pastors  
At 80, the Rev. Peeter Piirisild continues to preach. As he has for 34 years, each Sunday morning Piirisild enters the pulpit of the United Methodist church in Narva, a city near the top of the Estonia-Russia border, and offers the morning sermon.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Advocacy | Christian love | Human rights | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Older adults | Estonia | Europe |
Date posted: Apr 10, 2008
arrow icon. Laas Helde: 'It's Just Enough'  
The Rev. Laas Helde, 86, stands up straight in the hallway to welcome visitors to the small house he shares with his wife, Maimu, 83.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Advocacy | Donations | Human rights | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Older adults | Estonia | Europe |
Date posted: Apr 10, 2008
arrow icon. Peeter Piirisild: Church Pension Eases Life  
"My one desire or wish is that, if God should give me health, then I want to serve his kingdom until the day I die," says the Rev. Peeter Piirisild.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Advocacy | Communities | Family | Human rights | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Older adults | Estonia | Europe |
Date posted: Apr 10, 2008
arrow icon. Hallelujah Moment from Kentucky 
'If this is retirement, we are enjoying it!'

Work Camp group rocks.  Photo supplied by Red Bird Mission. There is light at the end of the financial tunnel for Red Bird Missionary Conference. Although the conference has dug deeply into their reserves to pay the salaries of local pastors, it has not deterred them from looking outward and focusing on how they themselves can participate in God's mission to the world.
Source: Mission Education
More about: Christian love | Communities | GBGM programs | Mission opportunities | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | Volunteers | Partners/partnerships | Older adults | South Eastern U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Mar 21, 2008
arrow icon. China News Summary: January 2008 
The China News Summary is compiled monthly by the United Methodist China Program, Room 1335, General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115
Source: Mission Contexts and Relationships
More about: Economy | Ecumenical | Environment | GBGM programs | Global connections | International affairs | Newsletters | Research | Partners/partnerships | Older adults | Asia and the Pacific Islands | China | Hong Kong | Macau | Taiwan | Tibet |
Date posted: Jan 16, 2008
arrow icon. Primetimers Explore Building Global Community  
Participants learn about the work of the United Nations on a tour of its New York headquarters. "After thinking about participating in a Primetimers event for several years, it was great to be able to come, to learn (much more than I thought I might) and to stretch beyond the familiar," said Mary Jane Russell of Hamburg, New York. Mary Jane was one of seventeen participants in recent the Primetimers event "Globalization: The Challenge of Global Community" held in New York City from October 14 - 19.
Source: Mission Volunteers
More about: GBGM programs | Volunteers | Older adults | United States |
Date posted: Nov 21, 2007
arrow icon. Love and Forgiveness 
I miss being a kid, when I was being fed and clothed by my parents and older siblings and life seemed to be so satisfying. On the other hand, I am happy to be a grown-up. Our world needs grown- ups who can make a difference in other people’s lives.
Source: Mission Personnel
More about: Christian love | Family | GBGM programs | Health | Jesus Christ | John Wesley | Lent | Missionaries | Peace | Prayers | United Methodist Church | Older adults | South Eastern U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Feb 23, 2007
arrow icon. Songs of Christmas - December 25, 2006 
You can look at Christmas prayers, songs, and meaning differently according to your life experiences. You can sing Christmas praises to the Lord for His great mercies in a routine way or with spirit. You can make Christmas morning a time of faith or a time of haste.
Source: Mission Personnel
More about: Advent | Christian love | Christmas | GBGM programs | Jesus Christ | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | Partners/partnerships | Older adults | South Eastern U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Dec 24, 2006
arrow icon. Committee Approves Pilot Program for Liberia Pension  
The executive committee of the United Methodist Council of Bishops has approved a proposal to the denomination's finance agency to pilot a pension program in the church's Liberia Annual Conference. The proposal will use over-funding of $1 million in a prior United Methodist pension plan that existed until 1982.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Finance | Health | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Older adults | Africa | Liberia |
Date posted: Nov 01, 2006
arrow icon. Henderson Settlement to Provide Medical
 Transportation through Foundation Grant

The new non-emergency medical transportation ministry at Henderson
Settlement assists seniors. Henderson Settlement, a national mission institution of The United Methodist Church, has received a private foundation grant to provide non-emergency medical transportation for disabled persons and senior citizens in its rural area. “I can go to the doctor now,” said one regular participant in center activities on hearing of the award.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Christian love | GBGM programs | United Methodist Church | Partners/partnerships | Older adults | South Eastern U.S. |
Date posted: Oct 11, 2006
arrow icon. Missionary Minute: June 18, 2006 
Rural southeast Arkansas, where I serve, is saturated with drug abuse, high unemployment, industry flight, poverty and teen pregnancy. I thank God the Wesley/Bailey Chapel Project addresses these issues. We work with at-risk children and youth, low-income families, older adults and persons affected by HIV/AIDS. We offer affordable child care, pay utility bills, provide food, repair and renovate homes, and tutor students. Much of our outreach is interfaith through the Delta Ministers Fellowship which includes more than 20 pastors from several denominations.
Source: Advance
More about: AIDS/HIV | Children | Christian love | Communities | Ecumenical | Health | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | Women | Youth | Advance | Partners/partnerships | Methodism | Older adults | South Central U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Jun 11, 2006
arrow icon. Shalom in the World: Osceola Community of Shalom, Osceola, Ark., United States 
Osceola Community of Shalom engages the young and the elderly in the ministry of Shalom. Youth participate in basketball camps and receive school supplies. The Community of Shalom provides assistance with utilities and prescription drugs for elderly neighbors.
Source: Community and Institutional Ministries
More about: Children | Christian love | Communities | GBGM programs | United Methodist Church | Youth | Partners/partnerships | Methodism | Older adults | South Central U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Feb 14, 2006
arrow icon. Giving Thanks for a Meal Shared In a Church Basement 
Hayden's thoughts about Thanksgiving. Last night, I asked my third grader, Hayden, to help me write something about Thanksgiving. ... Hayden was remembering the night several months ago when we volunteered with the United Methodist Women at the shelter at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Children | Christian love | Communities | Human rights | Poverty | United Methodist Church | Volunteers | Women | Older adults | North Eastern U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Nov 23, 2005
arrow icon. Internships allow experience with U.N., aging issues 
Stephanie Oduro has always been fascinated by the United Nations, but a recent internship with Global Action on Aging gave her a more realistic picture of how the U.N. operates.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Education | GBGM programs | Health | Older adults | World |
Date posted: Aug 12, 2005
arrow icon. Primetimers Journey Along the Lewis and Clark Trail,  Discovering Natural Wonders and Exciting Ministries
Primetimers gather ot listen to a lecture out of doors. Through the Primetimers program, United Methodists over the age of 50 come together for a time of education, mission service, and faith- filled reflection. From May 22 – 27, twenty- three older adults from across the United States gathered to participate in the Primetimers event “Exploring Your Faith with Lewis and Clark.” Mike Jarvis of Woodbridge, Virginia was one of the participants of this event at the Alton Collins Retreat Center in Eagle Creek, Oregon. He shared this reflection on his experience:
Source: Mission Volunteers
More about: Christian love | Communities | GBGM programs | United Methodist Church | Volunteers | Older adults | United States | Western U.S. |
Date posted: Jul 15, 2005
arrow icon. Every UMCOR Kit Counts 
Sometimes it may seem that sending a health or school kit is too small compared to the immense needs of vulnerable people worldwide. I just returned from a visit to Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, where I participated in several kit distributions. I can tell you from experience that every kit really does count.
Source: UMCOR
More about: Children | Education | Emergencies | Health | UMCOR | Older adults | Armenia | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Azerbaijan | Georgia |
Date posted: Jun 10, 2005
arrow icon. Group intensifies work on pension support for non-U.S. clergy 
A United Methodist committee is stepping up efforts to address the plight of retired pastors and spouses in Africa and other parts of the world, where pension plans are minimal or nonexistent.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Christian love | GBGM news | Internet | Justice | United Methodist Church | Older adults | World |
Date posted: May 18, 2005
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