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46 articles found for May, 2006.

Bishop Daniel Wandabula is consecrated May 28 at Ehnes Memorial Church near Mutare, Zimbabwe.
The United Methodist Church's newest bishop is the Rev. Daniel Wandabula of Uganda. Wandabula, 41, is a pastor and former dean of superintendents and project coordinator for the Uganda/Sudan District of the denomination's East Africa Annual (regional) Conference.
Date posted:May 31, 2006


Catherine Akale is a missionary serving in Cameroon, West Africa.
At the end of May, after attending the United Methodist Women's Assembly, preaching in United Methodist churches, and speaking to church women's meetings around the United States, eight of the nine Regional Missionaries returned to the New York mission office to share stories of their work with women, children, and youth.
Date posted:May 30, 2006



“Miss Margaret” is a mean old woman. She has few friends, and when I spend time with her, she always tries to pay me. I tell her I don’t need to be paid, and I joke that I am earning stars for my crown, Miss Margaret lived in a cabin without plumbing. One day we found her on the floor of her cabin. She had suffered a series of strokes. Miss Margaret sold her cabin and truck and went to live with relatives in North Carolina, but she returned home to Willow, Alaska, more estranged than ever from her family. She moved into a hotel.
Source: Advance
Date posted:May 30, 2006


The UMCOR Hotline, May 30, 2006 
UMCOR Emergency Response
Indonesia: Earthquake Relief and Recovery Indonesia: Life after the Tsunami US: Hurricane Season Begins Burundi: Kayero Health Center
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:May 30, 2006


The chief mission executive of The United Methodist Church says that none of the current legislative proposals before the Congress are “adequate to address the full range of issues related to a just, humane immigration policy.”
Date posted:May 25, 2006


The UMCOR Hotline, May 23, 2006 
UMCOR Emergency Response
Cameroon: HIV/AIDS and Malaria Education Central America: Recovering Homes and Crops New England: UMCOR Flood response Worldwide: Refugee Day is June 20
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:May 23, 2006


Getting the Word Out: HIV/AIDS and Malaria Education in Cameroon 
UMCOR Emergency Response
The United Methodist Church in Cameroon's HIV/AIDS Team recently added malaria to their curriculum. The five member team, composed of four United Methodists from Cameroon and one United Methodist volunteer from the US, travels to different areas in Cameroon's countryside teaching people about these preventable and deadly diseases.
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:May 23, 2006


Two young children are the first to break ground for the new mission center to be built in in the Chengeltei section of the city of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  They are assisted by S T Kimbrough from the General Board of Global Ministries.
On May 13, 2006, ground was broken for a new United Methodist mission center in the Chengeltei section of the city of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The new mission center will house the Chengeltei United Methodist congregation and mission outreach programs of The United Methodist Church in Ulaanbaatar.
Date posted:May 23, 2006



Our call to mission work didn’t strike like the apostle Paul’s on the road to Damascus. Our calling was a process. During our childhood, mission work was not an option because we had no role model in our communities. The only missionaries we knew of were from the United States or Europe. The proper academic training, a requirement for missionaries, was not available.
Source: Advance
Date posted:May 22, 2006



Sometimes one is blessed by blessing others through acts of kindness. Such is the case with Larry and the mission team that made a difference in his life by providing a new roof for his home.
Source: Advance
Date posted:May 22, 2006



As the Christian world celebrated Jesus’ birth in December 2003, I watched as apartheid walls were built to separate Palestinians and Israelis. And I thought: Walls don’t work. Fences don’t make good neighbors. You have to win over your neighbors’ hearts.
Source: Advance
Date posted:May 22, 2006



“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.” (Matthew 11:28-19, The Message by Eugene Peterson)
Source: Advance
Date posted:May 22, 2006


The pastors of Warren and Oak Park United Methodist churches say their churches are getting a glimpse of what God's kingdom looks like after a series of events triggered by Hurricane Rita last fall. Warren Church is an historic, urban church composed of 30 African-American extended families. Oak Park has served a white congregation in a residential part of the city since 1951. The members of Warren Church now worship at Oak Park each Sunday morning because their sanctuary, built in 1920, stands in ruins after Rita's Sept. 24 landfall.
Date posted:May 22, 2006


A cloud of dirt unfurls from the gaping opening in the side of Bethany United Methodist Church, as a construction crew works through the midday heat to rebuild the sanctuary. Hurricane Katrina left the church in ruins, but the congregation kept its footing on a solid rock that doesn't move.
Date posted:May 18, 2006


Many Gulf Coast pastors, like the Rev. Cory Sparks, say Hurricane Katrina has forced them to look at ministry in a new way. "It has revolutionized our thinking about ministry," Sparks, 35, says.
Date posted:May 18, 2006


The UMCOR Hotline, May 16, 2006 
UMCOR Emergency Response
US: New England Flooding Liberia: The Next Generation US: Tom Hazelwood Elected New President of NVOAD Pakistan/Kashmir: Rebuilding Lives
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:May 16, 2006


UMCOR Awards $5 Million in Grants For Katrina Recovery to Benefit 6,600 More Families 
UMCOR Emergency Response
NEW YORK, May 15, 2006-An additional 6,600 families and several hundred homeless individuals will benefit from partnerships announced by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Sixteen local voluntary organizations have joined UMCOR's Katrina Aid Today initiative to deliver services to Katrina survivors
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:May 16, 2006


Elia(third from left) with her family, Guatemala.
"Where am I going to go? Who's going to lend me a house? If I leave here I'll have nothing..." Doña Elia walked around and around what was left of the little house, now in danger of sliding on down the cliff. Days before, after the tropical storm Stan, the ground had given way and houses, road, trees and crops had gone down the mountain. Part of Elia's house was still standing and she didn't want to leave.
Date posted:May 15, 2006


Mark Masters.
Mark Allen Masters, a global ministries staff member, died suddenly of a heart attack on May 13 while visiting missionaries in Nepal. Masters, 48, was regional executive for mission personnel in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, and South & Central Asia of the General Board of Global Ministries. His wife, the Rev. Kathleen Masters, also works for the mission board.
Date posted:May 15, 2006


UMCOR Executive Elected President Of National Disaster Umbrella Group 
UMCOR Emergency Response
NEW YORK, May 15, 2006-Tom Hazelwood of the United Methodist Committee on Relief is the new president of the National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster (NVOAD). The director of domestic disaster response for UMCOR for since 1998, Mr. Hazelwood will serve a one-year term.
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:May 15, 2006


At a time when the U.S. government is drafting plans on how it would deal with a massive outbreak of bird flu or another virulent strain of influenza, United Methodists can prepare themselves as well.
Date posted:May 15, 2006


Top staff executives of the United Methodist Women's Division sing during opening worship at the 2006 United Methodist Women's Assembly in Anaheim, Calif. From left are: Jan Love, Sung-ok Lee and Andis Salter. May be reproduced by United Methodist Women and media with credit to photographer and source.<br>Assembly 2006
Four days of soul-stirring worship and workshops and exhibits on spiritual and justice issues at United Methodist Women’s Assembly came to a finale of music and praise Sunday, May 7. Nearly 7,000 women and some men then headed home from the once-every-four-year event in Anaheim, Calif., inspired to further their mission across the United States and around the world. 
Date posted:May 12, 2006


United Methodists claim to be part of a "global church," but what does that phrase mean? How can international relationships be enhanced so that the church will be more effective in carrying out its mission?
Date posted:May 12, 2006


Dr. William K. Quick is the partner church coordinator for Latvia and Lithuania. The
New pastoral leadership is emerging in the Baltic countries of Latvia and Lithuania, but help is needed in paying clergy salaries, according to supporters.
Date posted:May 11, 2006


A parking lot at Main Street United Methodist Church in Bay St. Louis, MS, is filled with the trailers of NOMADS and other volunteer workers.
Arlin Kiel went to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in October to help after Hurricane Katrina; he had recently joined NOMADS (Nomads On a Mission Active in Divine Service), a group of RV owners who travel the country doing mission projects. The mostly senior-age volunteers have been parking at Caswell Springs United Methodist Church and have provided volunteer labor and tools for all sorts of projects involving building, remodeling or repairing churches, homes, camps, youth centers and other agencies.
Date posted:May 11, 2006


Jan Love, chief executive of the United Methodist Women’s Division, addresses the division’s Assembly in Anaheim, CA, during closing worship.
Jan Love, a church executive, ecumenical leader and former professor, will become the first woman to serve as dean of United Methodist- related Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.
Date posted:May 11, 2006


The UMCOR Hotline, May 9, 2006 
UMCOR Emergency Response
In Today's Hotline: Sri Lanka: Care in the Midst of Violence Cameroon: Breaking the Hunger Cycle Worldwide: World Fair Trade Day is May 13 UMCOR: Connection, Advocacy, and Recovery
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:May 09, 2006


United Methodist Committee on Relief is assisting people affected by the conflict in Darfur.
The head of The United Methodist Church’s international mission agency says he is cautiously optimistic that a significant step has been taken toward peace in the Darfur region of Sudan.
Date posted:May 06, 2006


UMW Assembly 2006 Opening Speech by Kyung Za Yim 
Good Evening! I welcome each and every one of you to the 17th Assembly of the United Methodist Women! My name is Kyung Za Yim, president of United Methodist Women and the Women's Division. We have all journeyed to this holy place from far and near to celebrate God's awesome grace and love for this world acted out through the mission of United Methodist Women! How great it is that we are here, together, to witness that love for the next four days!
Date posted:May 05, 2006


Bishop Robert Schnase reads commissioning charge as members  
of Union Memorial UMC respond.
Tall-steepled Centenary United Methodist Church, a regal landmark in downtown St. Louis, MO, typically had about 20 people in worship when the Rev. Conway Briscoe arrived as pastor in July 2004. That was a far cry from its glory days as the city’s “Cathedral of Methodism,” housing 3,500 in worship in the early 1900s, vibrant outreach ministries and offices of the annual (regional) conference and area bishop.
Date posted:May 05, 2006


The UMCOR Hotline, May 2, 2006 
UMCOR Emergency Response
In Today's Hotline: Indonesia: New Homes, New Hope Sudan: Continuing the Work Nicaragua: Cleaner Villages Afghanistan: Warmth, Health, and Life
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:May 04, 2006


UMW Assembly 2006 Response Extra 
More than 8,000 women will gather at United Methodist Women's Assembly on May 4-7, 2006, at the Anaheim, Calif., Convention Center. Part of a one-million member organization, the women are bonded by common concerns - the issues and struggles of women, children and youth.
Source: Response
Date posted:May 04, 2006


Reve, träumen Sie, sonhe, me?tan, drøm, dream. No matter how you say it, the Division on Ministries with Young People wants you to do one thing: dream God's dreams.
Date posted:May 04, 2006


The episcopal term of Methodist Bishop Juan A. Vera Méndez of Puerto Rico has been extended an additional period of three years through Dec. 31, 2009. The action was taken during a special session of the General Conference of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico in April. About 83 percent of the ministerial and lay delegates approved the recommendation of the church's episcopacy and superintendency committee.
Date posted:May 02, 2006


Every week for the past 18 years, Israeli Women in Black have staged a protest asking Israel to pull out of the occupied Palestinian territories.
I recently spent an afternoon at the Museum of the American Indian in New York. As I slowly walked through the museum, I took in the clothes, pottery, paintings, and other works of art. I always enjoy getting right up to the works and examining each piece up close.
Date posted:May 01, 2006


Evelyn Mtongana (right) of Yizani Sakhe Home-Based Health Care Cooperative visits with Mavis Mhanbi (left) outside her home near port Elizabeth, South Africa.  The cooperative is an outreach of J. C. Mvusi Methodist church that supports people living with AIDS and their families.
“We have many global challenges, and we have to agree to work on them together,” said the Rev. Ivan Abrahams, the presiding bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. “Global terror, global warming, scarce global resources, and dwindling fossil fuels are problems we can only fail at by working alone. The day of working in isolation is over. The world must unite for all the people. ..."
Date posted:May 01, 2006


A woman casts her vote for president in Bomi, Liberia.
“We thank God for the elections! We prayed that God would give us smooth elections and God did! Now the people will begin to come together!” The Rev. Erlene Thompson’s reaction to the outcome of the Liberian elections echoed the sentiment of millions of Liberians around the country and throughout the world.
Date posted:May 01, 2006


A woman wheels a stroller with a child past British soldiers near the Holy Cross Catholic Primary School in the North Belfst.  Catholics must pass Protestant residential areas to get to school.
The Methodist Church of Ireland is one church body that serves both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (a territory of the United Kingdom). In Belfast, Northern Ireland, the Methodist Church sponsors two projects that receive some support from the General Board of Global Ministries.
Date posted:May 01, 2006


Artwork by Catherine Jones.
Four years ago on Mother’s Day, I arrived at church late with my then four-year-old son, Hayden, and twin two-year-old daughters, Catherine and Charlotte. I sat in the back of the Sunday school class and listened in. The children were discussing the theme, “What Is God Like?”
Date posted:May 01, 2006


The word “peace” conjures up a sense of easy living, comfort, a calm exterior, and an absence of conflict or difficult dealings with others. We think of peaceful settings that please the eye, peaceful music that calms and relaxes, peaceful scents with disarming names like “lavender renewal.” These are society’s outward attempts to bottle and market a longing that is so deeply felt, we cannot possibly understand its significance—unless we have experienced its exact opposite.
Date posted:May 01, 2006


"We pray? Read Bible?" Ibrahim places the Bible on the desk in front of me. "Yes, we will do that," I nod, smiling. Time has gotten away from me, so I am glad for Ibrahim's reminder.
Date posted:May 01, 2006


Leaders and guests of the first Annual Meeting of the United Methodist Cameroon Mission.
Limbe, Cameroon, May 1, 2006—Pastors and lay delegates from 19 congregation meet here the third week in April for the first Annual Meeting of The United Methodist Mission in Cameroon. Ten lay and local pastors and 14 lay evangelists received appointments for 2006-2007.
Date posted:May 01, 2006


Carol Connolly is part of a growing movement of churches addressing not just the spiritual needs of their members, but also their physical well- being. "It encompasses the life span," said Connolly, a registered nurse who works two days a week as parish nurse at Kirkwood United Methodist Church near St. Louis. 
Date posted:May 01, 2006


The oldest African American cemetery in the city of Baltimore, Md. is located next to Mt. Winans United Methodist Church. The cemetery is often called “The City of the Dead.” Mt. Winans church and Community of Shalom can be called “The City of the Living.”
Date posted:May 01, 2006


The National Shalom Committee of The United Methodist Church continues to emphasize the importance of living into the principles of Shalom that have been the foundation of the Communities of Shalom movement, which began 13 years ago. The committee gathered in Baltimore, Md. March 31-April 1. 
Date posted:May 01, 2006


Many livable wage campaigns spring from faith communities.
In the spirit of shalom and the spirit of advocacy, Communities of Shalom are called to participate in the Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign.
Date posted:May 01, 2006


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