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25 articles found for October, 2009.

Children on the grounds of the Wesley Primary School that is growing one classroom at a time.

New York, NY, October 29, 2009--The fifth classroom at Wesley Primary School, Morogoro, Tanzania, has a foundation; now it needs only a floor, walls, windows, a ceiling, a roof, and equipment--in the next few months.

Date posted:Oct 29, 2009


The UMCOR Hotline for October 27, 2009 
In Today's Hotline: *PHILIPPINES: Helping Disaster Survivors *INDONESIA: Earthquake Relief *INDIA: Flood Response *ZAMBIA: Bicycles for Home Care Givers
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Oct 27, 2009


Muriel Henderson.
Prayers are requested for the speedy recovery of Missionary Muriel Henderson, who is hospitalized in Show Low, Arizona, following emergency treatment for blood clots.
Date posted:Oct 26, 2009



Columbia, South Carolina, October 23, 2009-- Major portions of the seventh national "summit" of Communities of Shalom, a movement of faith- inspired community development, will be broadcast live from its meeting site in Columbia, South Carolina, October 31.

Date posted:Oct 26, 2009


Winchester, Virginia, October 25, 2009-- A "Service of Life and Resurrection for The Rev. Dr. James C. Logan," 77, was held in Winchester, Virginia, on Saturday, October 24. The long-time professor at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC, died on October 17 at a medical center in Winchester.

Date posted:Oct 26, 2009


Maria Skrivankova, youth worker at the United Methodist mission in Kosice, Slovakia, adjusts a kite during an outing with young people. The ministry with children and teenagers started four years ago and is now developing into a worshiping community.
In early October, regular Sunday worship services were started at the United Methodist mission in Kosice, the second largest city in Slovakia. The worship is an outgrowth of a ministry with children and youth begun four years ago.
Date posted:Oct 23, 2009


Alessandra Trotta (center), the new president of the Methodist Church in Italy, with Pastors Kristin, right, and David Markay at the Synod of the Waldensian/Methodist Church. The Markays are United Methodist missionaries in northern Italy. Ms. Trotta, a deaconess, direct a children's ministry in Palermo.

New York, New York, October 22, 2009--The Methodist community of Italy now has its first woman president, who is assuming her duties at a time when the small church is seeking to increase it ministry among immigrants.

Date posted:Oct 22, 2009


The Rev. Elaine Barnes, a retired pastor in the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference and a former staff member of the General Board of Global Ministries, died on October 14 in Philadelphia.

She retired from the conference in 2003 after a long ministry beginning in 1968 with her first pastoral appointment.

Date posted:Oct 21, 2009


‘Imagine Something More’ to End Malaria, Bishop Says 
United Methodist Bishop Thomas Bickerton keeps a $10 bill in his pocket so he can demonstrate how little money it takes to protect an African household from malaria.
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Oct 20, 2009


The UMCOR Hotline for October 20, 2009 
In Today's Hotline: *US: Churches Respond to South Pacific Disaster *RESOURCES: World AIDS Day, Dec. 1 *US: UMCOR Directors Approve Funding for Hunger Programs *ARMENIA: Help for a Boy with TB
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Oct 20, 2009


UMCOR Directors Approve Funding for Programs that Address Hunger 
The United Methodist Committee on Relief's (UMCOR) board of directors reviewed and approved $25,000 to support a program benefiting children who are chronically malnourished in South Africa.
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Oct 19, 2009



New York, NY, October 19, 2009--Five loaves from diverse cultures represent the bread of life and the church as the body of Christ in a new litany for Holy Communion introduced at the annual meeting of The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.

Date posted:Oct 19, 2009


David and Shannon Goran work with college students in L’viv, Ukraine.

Oct. 14, 2009 | STAMFORD, Conn. (UMNS) Shannon and David Goran use the Internet to advertise their campus ministry to students in the Ukraine. So it seemed fitting that the young couple’s formal commissioning as missionaries of The United Methodist Church could be viewed live as a Webcast.

Date posted:Oct 15, 2009



Stamford, Connecticut, October 13, 2009--The United Methodist Church formally commissioned 40 persons to mission vocations in a powerful service of celebration and commitment on the night of October 13 in Stamford, Connecticut.

Date posted:Oct 14, 2009


Bishop Bruce Ough is Global Ministries' board president.

Stamford, Connecticut, October 14, 2009--"The Lord is among us," the president of the General Board of Global Ministries told directors of the mission agency at their annual meeting, held in Stamford, Connecticut on October 12-14.

Date posted:Oct 14, 2009


Interim general secretary and former board president Bishop Joel Martinez at Global Ministries' October board meeting.

Stamford, Connecticut, October 13, 2009-- Those who engage in mission form the "connective wiring" that makes possible the sharing of God's love by United Methodists and ecumenical partners with all of God's children, the chief mission executive of the denomination told directors of the General Board of Global Ministries, meeting October 12-14 in Stamford, Connecticut.

Date posted:Oct 13, 2009


The UMCOR Hotline for October 13, 2009 
In Today's Hotline: *WORLDWIDE: Help Disaster Survivors *RESOURCES: World Food Day, Oct. 16 *GEORGIA: Bringing Home the “Dough” *JFON: Bay Area JFON Successfully Launched *EVENT: Change the World Conference
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Oct 13, 2009


Commissionings vary in numbers; the groups tend to be a diverse blend of genders and ethnic groups with varied talents and skills and often include married couples.

The General Board of Global Ministries cordially and joyfully invites all members of The United Methodist Church to take part in the commissioning of new missionaries, deaconesses, and home missionaries on the evening of October 13, 2009.

Date posted:Oct 12, 2009


Bishop John Yambusu of the Sierra Leone Annual Conferece.

Freetown, Sierra Leone, October 6, 2009--From a site overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Freetown, Sierra Leone, a new series of United Methodist Academies for Evangelization and Church Growth in Africa got under way in early October. Twenty pastors and lay leaders from Sierra Leone and Liberia took part.

Date posted:Oct 07, 2009


Shortly after sunset, Primetimers leave Lovely Lane Chapel at Epworth By The Sea on St Simons Island, GA, on the first night of the event

New York, NY, October 6, 2009--Environmental protection, Methodism in Latin America, music in Jamaica, and justice issues along the US-Mexican border are among the week-long educational forums available to United Methodist older adults in 2010 and early 2011 through the Primetimers mission volunteer program.

Date posted:Oct 06, 2009



Presentation by Alyce Wellons, LCSW, for Faith Partners Addictions Ministry, January 20, 2009, Heritage Hall

Date posted:Oct 06, 2009


The UMCOR Hotline for October 6, 2009 
In Today's Hotline: *WORLDWIDE: UMCOR Responds to Recent Disasters *RESOURCES: Emergency Response Church Bulletin and Power Point Slide
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Oct 06, 2009


Cambodia Mission Initiative Consultation 2009.

New York, NY, October 5, 2009--Bishop Roy Sano believes that God is moving through the people of the United Methodist Church in Cambodia.

Date posted:Oct 05, 2009


The Board of Directors, under the direction of President Bishop Bruce Ough, has designated a search committee to undertake a global search for the next General Secretary.

Date posted:Oct 05, 2009


The 2009 Church and Community Worker missionaries were commissioned on October 13. From rear, left, clockwise:  Soraya Montano, Pat Watkins, Deborah Archie, Anita Tracy, Trina Scott-Zuor, Jennifer Battiest, Becky Parsons, Mariellyn Dunlap, Amy Spaur, and Alexandria Jones.

Gallant, Alabama, September 29, 2009--A year- long celebration will mark the 125th anniversary of a United Methodist missionary movement devoted to the ministry with the poor and marginalized in the United States.

Date posted:Oct 01, 2009


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