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310 archived articles posted in 2010 found
January

27 articles found for January, 2010.


SPSARV kicks off its Hope, Healing, and Health Reading Circle in January with the reading of the book One Day at a Time: Discovering the Freedom of 12-Step Spirituality by the Rev. Trevor Hudson, a Methodist minister serving in South Africa.
Date posted:Jan 29, 2010



In 2007, I lost a wonderful friend and lovely sister-in-law after she succumbed to lung cancer at age 51. "Angie" was diagnosed the first week of April 2007 with stage-four cancer, and died a few months later in September. She left behind a beautiful adult daughter, brilliant and handsome grandson, a husband, brothers, parents, and many who loved her dearly. She had smoked cigarettes for as long as her 30-year-old daughter could remember.

Date posted:Jan 28, 2010


The Rev. Cynthia Harvey speaks during a service of dedication for mosquito net distribution at the Methodist Hospital of Dabou in Dabou, Côte d'Ivoire. Translating her message into French is Isaac Broune of the United Methodist Church in Côte d'Ivoire.

New York, NY, January 28, 2010--A Texas mission leader with extensive experience in disaster relief will serve as liaison between United Methodist operations in Haiti following the January 12 earthquake and the enormous response of annual conferences and congregations in the United States.

Date posted:Jan 28, 2010


Rev. Sam Dixon, director of UMCOR.
A memorial service for the Rev. Samuel W. Dixon and the Rev. Clinton Rabb is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, at 3:00 p.m. at The Riverside Church in New York City.
Date posted:Jan 27, 2010


The UMCOR Hotline for January 26, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: *HAITI: Earthquake Recovery *UMCOR: Generous Haiti Support
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Jan 27, 2010


Jose-Asnia Deriveau, left, and Jules Daniel Josee survived; the universities in Haiti where they studied have been largely destroyed.
New York, NY, January 21, 2010--The General Board of Global Ministries is awaiting word in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake on the situations and safety of students in Port- au-Prince who receive major scholarships from the mission agency.
Date posted:Jan 25, 2010



Singing the Haitian hymn "Béjè mouin, sè you Roua d'amou / Adonai's my loving Shepherd" is one way we can pray with the people of Haiti.

Date posted:Jan 25, 2010


The UMCOR Hotline for January 19, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: HAITI: Earthquake Response UMCOR SUPPLY DEPOTS: Health Kits Urgently Needed UMCOR: Global Ministries and UMCOR Lose Key Executives *RESOURCES: Haiti Emergency Web Page
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Jan 20, 2010


The Methodist Church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, may have sustained only minor damage.
"Almost every Haitian family has lost a relative, or friend, or close one," the president of the Methodist Church in Haiti reports in an open letter of appreciation to those assisting his country in the wake of the January 12 earthquake. Dear Friends of Haiti & of the Methodist Church in Haiti, We thank God who has spared our lives! We wish to thank you for your concern and prayers expressed on the occasion of this big shock that has struck our country on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, in the afternoon.
Date posted:Jan 19, 2010


Dear Brother and Sisters in Christ, We write to express our condolence and sense of grief at the deaths of Revs Sam Dixon and Clinton Rabb.

Date posted:Jan 19, 2010


Jim Gulley

New York, NY, January 19, 2010--"Praise God from whom all blessings flow…." The words could be heard by anyone standing near the rubble of the Hotel Montana in the small hours of the morning, January 15, 2010.

Date posted:Jan 19, 2010


Missionary Connie DiLeo reports that injured survivors of the January 12 earthquake in Haiti were arriving by the next day at the hospital operate by Community Partners (COPA), a medical and educational ministry, on the north shore of the Dominican Republic.
Date posted:Jan 18, 2010


Rev. Sam Dixon, director of UMCOR.
Samuel Wesley Dixon, Jr., age 60, died doing what he loved to do: working for the welfare of the poor and rejected of the world in the name of Jesus Christ.His life ended before he could be rescued from the ruins of a hotel toppled by the powerful earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12.
Date posted:Jan 17, 2010


Rev. Clinton Rabb.
The Rev. Clinton Rabb, 61, a leader in The United Methodist Church's extensive mission volunteer program, died on January 17 in a Florida hospital of injuries caused when he was trapped for 55 hours in the ruins of a hotel destroyed by the January 12 earthquake in Haiti
Date posted:Jan 17, 2010


Hope for a Nation.

New York, NY, January 18, 2010--Dramatic civil rights photographs from the 1960s and 1970s, some never before seen publicly, are on display at The Interchurch Center in New York City. The exhibit, "Giving Voice: Unearthing the Ken Thompson Collection," shows both the heroism of the struggle and the forces of oppression that tried to block the way.

Date posted:Jan 17, 2010


For 10 years, Ken Thompson documented the Civil Rights Movement, capturing images of leaders such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in their daily activities.

New York, NY, January 18, 2010--Morningside Heights is a storied neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan, New York City.

Date posted:Jan 17, 2010



>Three staff members of the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) who weremissing in Haiti were being rescued after more than 55 hours in the rubble of the Hotel Montana. The Rev. Sam Dixon, head of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), The Rev. Clinton Rabb, leader of the Mission Volunteer office, and The Rev. James Gulley, an UMCOR consultant, were among a group of people rescued on the evening of January 14.
Date posted:Jan 16, 2010


Rev. Sam Dixon, director of UMCOR.
New York, NY, Jan. 16, 2010—The Rev. Sam Dixon, head of the humanitarian relief agency of The United Methodist Church, died before he could be rescued from the rubble of a hotel destroyed by the earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12.
Date posted:Jan 16, 2010


Bishop Joel Martinez, the interim leader of the Board of Global Ministries, gives an update on Haiti rescue efforts to staff members of the General Board of Global Ministries.

More than 60 people gathered at the General Board of Global Ministries as Bishop Martinez announced the news that three colleagues who had been missing in Haiti were being rescued after 55 hours in the rubble of the Hotel Montana in Haiti. Sam Dixon, head of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), Clint Rabb, leader of the Mission Volunteer office, and James Gulley, an UMCOR consultant, were among a group of persons found on the evening of January 14.

Date posted:Jan 15, 2010


New York, NY, January 15, 2010--A mission volunteer from Texas has died as a result of injuries suffered in the January 12 earthquake in Haiti, according to the website of the Highland Park United Methodist Church. Another team member was seriously hurt.

Date posted:Jan 15, 2010


Thomas Kemper, 53, a former missionary in Brazil with United Methodist roots in his native Germany, will assume the new position of general secretary on March 15.
New York, NY, January 13, 2010--A former missionary in Brazil, who has strong United Methodist roots in his native Germany and broad ecumenical and international experience, has been chosen as the new chief executive of his denomination's General Board of Global Ministries, an agency of worldwide scope.
Date posted:Jan 13, 2010


The UMCOR Hotline for January 12, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: *Haiti Emergency: A Major Earthquake Hits Haiti *ARMENIA: Refuge for Trafficked Survivors *EVENT: Participate in Souper Bowl of Caring, Feb. 7 *GEORGIA: Providing Pediatric Health Services *JFON: A Captive is Free
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Jan 12, 2010


Top ten of everything: China Daily reviews 2009 China and U.S. blamed for toothless Copenhagen Accord Government's eviction practices under scrutiny Historic CCC/TSPM visit with Presbyterian Church Taiwan Draft law: easier to remove corrupt village officials ... and more!
Date posted:Jan 11, 2010


Despite the church building being unfinished and having no name, five young men were baptized in December 2009.
About two years ago, Missionary Connie DiLeo traded a used truck for two building lots in the town of La Hoya in the southwest Dominican Republic. The goal: a church site for a group of teenagers who had come together as a congregation meeting in a garage.
Date posted:Jan 07, 2010



This year, the Protestant Christian church marks the 100th anniversary of an extraordinary conference that took place in Edinburgh, Scotland, from June 14 to 23, 1910. "The World Missionary Conference to Consider Missionary Problems in Relation to the Non-Christian World," its full title, was quickly and thankfully shortened to "The World Missionary Conference."

Date posted:Jan 05, 2010


The UMCOR Hotline for January 5, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: *VIETNAM: Typhoon and Flood Relief *UMCOR: Happy Birthday UMCOR! *US: Providing Warmth for Arriving Immigrants *KENYA: Food Relief *US: Order Eco-Palms Early
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Jan 05, 2010


Top: The original Lovely Lane Chapel in Baltimore, Maryland.  Bottom: Plaque commemorating the historic site.

They rode from Baltimore in the first few days of 1785, around 60 mostly young preachers infused with missionary zeal and moving confidently into the lifeblood of a new nation. Over the previous nine days, they had organized the first national Protestant denomination in what was becoming--but was not quite yet--the United States of America.

Date posted:Jan 04, 2010


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