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arrow icon. The Future of Social Security 
<b>Contact:</b><br>	Office of Public Policy<br>GBGM-Women's Division<br>100 Maryland Avenue, NE Room 530<br>Washington, DC 20002<br>(202)488-5660<br>Fax:(202) 488-5681 “The Future of Social Security” presents information on how Social Security currently functions and discusses different plans to reform Social Security.
Source: Women's Division
More about: Economy | Finance | Poverty | Women | Older adults | United States |
Date posted: Mar 30, 2005
arrow icon. Agencies plan emergency pension help for central conference clergy 
For the retired Mozambican minister and his wife, the "golden years" had nothing to do with gold and everything to do with trying to survive on a $120 annual pension. During a 2003 trip to Mozambique, a United Methodist team found that the couple exemplified the need for pension programs not only in Africa but other parts of the world.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Christian love | Donations | Economy | GBGM news | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Older adults | World |
Date posted: Nov 23, 2004
arrow icon. After Hurricane, Signpost Symbolizes Long Connection for Port Charlotte Resident 
Bill's manufactured home is splintered across the grid of roadways and cul-de-sacs of his neighborhood. Number 777 is one of the 26,000 Florida residences totaled on August 13 in Hurricane Charley's 195 mph winds. Palm trees that once proudly lined the streets lie across the roadways, stripped of their canopied tops and wrapped by pieces of aluminum siding, roofing and broken telephone lines.
Source: UMCOR
More about: Emergencies | Natural disasters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Older adults | South Eastern U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Aug 27, 2004
arrow icon. UMW Action Alert: Medicare 
<b>Contact:</b><br>	Office of Public Policy<br>GBGM-Women's Division<br>100 Maryland Avenue, NE Room 530<br>Washington, DC 20002<br>(202)488-5660<br>Fax:(202) 488-5681 On December 8, 2003 President George W. Bush signed into law the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003. This law is the largest expansion of the Medicare program since it was created in 1965. The most significant change this law has created is the addition of an optional prescription drug benefit, also known as "Part D," which will begin in 2006.
Source: Women's Division
More about: Advocacy | Finance | Health | Women | Older adults | Action alerts | United States |
Date posted: Jun 28, 2004
arrow icon. There Is Always a Way: No Team for This Individual Volunteer in Mission 
Sandra Entenman has served as an individual volunteer in Armenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina for the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Sandra Entenman has served as an individual volunteer in Armenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina for the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Her first assignment was to teach English in Armenia during four months in 2000. "These children are excited, intelligent, and from educated families. I fell in love with these children and couldn't wait to see them each day," she said.
Source: UMC Annual Conferences/Jurisdictions
More about: Children | Education | Emergencies | Mission opportunities | UMCOR | Volunteers | Women | Older adults | Armenia | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Bosnia-Herzegovina | Europe |
Date posted: Mar 17, 2004
arrow icon. Volunteers Give Back at UMCOR Sager Brown 
This sign welcomes people to UMCOR Sager Brown in Baldwin, Louisiana. More than 2,700 volunteers go to UMCOR Sager Brown each year to process disaster relief supplies, distribute boxes of food to seniors and assist the surrounding community in Baldwin, Louisiana. But some volunteers, like Evelyn Lewis, have a special connection to the center. Lewis, who has lived near Bayou Teche in Baldwin for seven decades, remembers Sager Brown as a haven from the racial prejudices of the South.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Christian love | Education | Race | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Volunteers | Women | Older adults | South Eastern U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Feb 13, 2004
arrow icon. UMCOR Hotline, February 10, 2004 
UMCOR Emergency Response In Liberia, UMCOR has begun on a proposal to provide training for ex-combatants in farming and blacksmithing. Two strong earthquakes killed 48 people in Indonesia last week. UMCOR has sent an emergency grant to Samoa, which is recovering from Tropical Cyclone Heta.
Source: UMCOR
More about: Emergencies | Mission opportunities | Natural disasters | One Great Hour of Sharing | Peace | Special Sundays | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Older adults | Africa | Indonesia | Liberia | Papua-New Guinea | Samoa-American | South Eastern U.S. |
Date posted: Feb 10, 2004
arrow icon. Primetimers in the Heart of the Blue Ridge 
Hinton Rural Life Center, a mission agency of the United Methodist Church, is nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains on a picturesque lake in western North Carolina, a few miles from Georgia.
Source: United Methodist Churches
More about: Christian love | GBGM programs | Volunteers | Older adults | United States |
Date posted: Nov 18, 2003
arrow icon. Pension covers 'hardly anything,' retired Mozambican pastor says 
Retired United Methodist pastor João Tene Ngale never saw a self-sustaining pensions system in his home country of Mozambique. He died just weeks after meeting with a fact- finding group studying the feasibility of standardizing pension support for United Methodist clergy and other church workers outside the United States.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Christian love | Economy | Health | Human rights | Older adults | Mozambique |
Date posted: Nov 14, 2003
arrow icon. United Methodist officials explore funding Mozambique pension fund 
"When someone loses a goat, he starts looking for it, even on top of the trees," says an African proverb. "We've lost our goat," said United Methodist Bishop João Somane Machado, likening the missing animal to the dire economic situation of Mozambique, where unemployment is estimated between 50 percent and 85 percent. "Where can we find it?"
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Christian love | Economy | Health | Human rights | Partners/partnerships | Older adults | Mozambique |
Date posted: Nov 14, 2003
arrow icon. Privatization --Women's Division Resolution to General Conference
Corporate interests are rushing to privatize many of the resources of the earth -- water, energy, education, natural plants, human and animal genes, cultures and public services such as social security, health care and public safety. Everything from prescription drugs to prisons to welfare programs is considered fair game for corporate profit-making.
Source: Women's Division
More about: Advocacy | Children | Communities | Education | Environment | Ethics | Globalization | Human rights | Justice | Women | Older adults |
Date posted: Aug 02, 1991
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