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310 archived articles posted in 2010 found

24 articles found for November, 2010.

The UMCOR Hotline for November 30, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: HAITI: Religion’s Response to Disaster WORLD AIDS DAY: Women are More Vulnerable CHRISTMAS: Gifts of Hope HAITI: YWCA Program UMCOR RECEIVES THE 2010 PATRICIA SMITH MELTON PEACEBUILDER AWARD
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Nov 30, 2010

Local Haitian children and Mike Willis, former volunteer management coordinator for the Haiti Response Plan, share smiles together.

I have just returned from almost seven months in mission in Haiti. It is a time of joyous homecoming, of sad separations, of rest and recovery, of reflection and thanksgiving. I have seen God at work in unmistakable ways. I have been blessed to participate in the miraculous and healing work of Christ. It has been amazing.

Date posted:Nov 29, 2010

Rev. William T. Carter

Little Rock, Arkansas, November 23, 2010--The Rev. William T. Carter, who led the designated mission-giving program of The United Methodist Church for 27 years, died in Little Rock, Arkansas on November 22. He was 68 years of age and had retired in 2006 after having headed the Advance for Christ and His Church since 1979.

Date posted:Nov 23, 2010

The UMCOR Hotline for November 23, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: PHILIPPINES: Typhoon Megi Response WORLD AIDS DAY: A New Perspective in Armenia REFUGEES: Co-Sponsor Challenge in Atlanta CHRISTMAS: Give Gifts of Hope HEALTH: Imagine No Malaria Releases Funds
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Nov 23, 2010

Edinburgh 2010 - Opening Plenary: Keynote Speaker Dr. Dana L. Robert

Boston, Massachusetts, November 23, 2010--The major addresses at a Boston conference marking the 100th anniversary of the World Missionary Conference, Edinburgh 1910, are available online. The internet address is

Date posted:Nov 23, 2010

Ernesto Zuñiga Azúa in front of El Mesías Methodist Church in Monterrey, Mexico

One by one, Ernesto wore out his welcome at his friends' and relatives' homes in Monterrey, Mexico. He felt that God was literally closing doors he had thought were open to him.

Date posted:Nov 22, 2010

Una Jones

New York, NY, November 18, 2010--The mission agency of The United Methodist Church has named Una Jones as its new executive for annual conference relations and mission-volunteers programs.

Date posted:Nov 18, 2010

A resident of Mary Morris Orphanage in Kamina, D.R. Congo, under her bed net.

Before 1960, when the Democratic Republic of the Congo was still under Belgian rule, an interwoven series of canals crisscrossed the countryside. The canals carried storm water away from the villages to the rivers, keeping standing water at a minimum. This gave mosquitoes little chance to breed in and around the villages where the Belgian administrators lived.

Date posted:Nov 18, 2010

The China News Summary is compiled monthly by the United Methodist China Program, Room 319, General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115.

Date posted:Nov 17, 2010

Russian delegation in the Central Conference

New York, NY, November 16, 2010--The small United Methodist Church in Sweden is moving toward becoming part of a new denomination expected to be formed by merger with the Baptist Union of Sweden and the Mission Covenant Church.

Date posted:Nov 16, 2010

The UMCOR Hotline for November 16, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: INDONESIA: Volcano and Tsunami Response WORLD AIDS DAY: A Change of Heart in the Face of AIDS US: Disaster Response Academy RESOURCES: Hunger and Poverty Facts ALTERNATIVE GIVING: Hope for Christmas
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Nov 16, 2010

NEW YORK--The United Methodist Special Program on Substance Abuse and Related Violence (SPSARV) is inviting United Methodists to participate in an interactive live webcast Nov. 20, 2010, on the film Lost in Woonsocket to raise awareness about addictions and recovery and inspire congregations to compassionately respond to substance abuse in their church pews and community.

Date posted:Nov 15, 2010

United Methodist Women of the Grace Haitian United Methodist Church in Miami hosted the Mission Travel Study for dinner and discussion.

November 12, 2010--After eight weeks of conducting personal research and corresponding by email and online chats, nine United Methodists met in Miami this week as part of the Mission Travel Study to Haiti. They have read and discussed a number of books and articles about the faith, culture, politics, history, and economics of Haiti.

Date posted:Nov 12, 2010

Members of CEPCA delegation and UMCC Representatives to the town of Puss in the Maga Prefecture (district) in Cameroon.

New York, NY, November 10, 2010--The young United Methodist Church of Cameroon has for the first time joined with other Protestants in response to a major public health crisis in the West African country.

Date posted:Nov 10, 2010

The group toured one of the 45 houses that the Upper Sand Mountain Parish has built and sold for the cost of materials to families in the area.
Sylvania, Alabama, November 10, 2010--The people of Appalachia are resilient--a quality the United Methodist Appalachian Ministry Network must have to continue its work in a church that is moving away from programs that address rural poverty, members of the Advisory Board of the network said at their October 21-22 meeting in Sylvania, Alabama.
Date posted:Nov 10, 2010

Rev. Tom Vencuss (left) and Rev. Gesner Paul, President of the Methodist Church of Haiti, 
participate in a conference call about future UMVIM teams in Haiti.

The United Methodist response to the crisis in Haiti has been nothing short of remarkable. Immediately following the earthquake, United Methodists began offering their presence, prayers, and gifts in service with and to the people of Haiti. The Haiti Response Plan calendar is already full for the winter of 2010 and spring of 2011.

Date posted:Nov 10, 2010

The UMCOR Hotline for November 9, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: HAITI: Hurricane Tomas PAKISTAN: Winter Brings New Worries WORLD AIDS DAY: Sexual Violence and HIV SIERRA LEONE: Fighting Malaria One Net at a Time HAITI: Key Staff Members Join Office RESOURCES: Hope for Christmas
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Nov 09, 2010

Luzmila Quezada of Peru leads devotions.  Dionisio Salazar, Global Ministries staff, translates.

The reflections below come from two of the 26 United Methodists who joined with more than one thousand people in Mexico City, Mexico from November 2 to 5, 2010, as part of the People's Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights. From community-based, migrant rights, faith-based, women’s, union, and academic organizations, delegates shared their concerns and hopes for migrants everywhere.

Date posted:Nov 08, 2010

The Big Voice Pictures' film

Oprah Winfrey will talk with male survivors of child sexual abuse on her television show on Fridays, November 5th and 12th. The topic came to the show's attention after the television producers viewed the film, "Boys and Men Healing," a documentary to which the General Board of Global Ministries contributed funding.

Date posted:Nov 05, 2010

Women happily wave certificates of graduation from an agricultural training program sponsored by UMCOR on a military base near Kamina, D.R. Congo.

"Healthy I am only when my family is also well and healthy," said a teacher in Malawi. "I am healthy only when I am at peace with my fellow human beings and with creation," she continued. "I am healthy when my relationship with God is right. Being healthy means physical and spiritual well-being." I think this teacher is right, so I ask myself: "How healthy am I by her criteria?" How healthy are my colleagues? How healthy are our families...our congregations...The United Methodist Church...our world?

Date posted:Nov 04, 2010

Global Ministries staff member reads her Bible and writes in her journal before her workday starts. All writers are encouraged to submit devotions for the new SPSARV Bible study.

The United Methodist Special Program on Substance Abuse and Related Violence (SPSARV) is creating a Lenten Bible study called Hope. "We need your contribution in providing a biblical basis for our denomination’s compassionate response to substance abuse and violence in our global community," said Rev. Cynthia W. Sloan, programs associate of SPSARV.

Date posted:Nov 03, 2010

Hope! Joy! Peace! Advent is the season in the Christian year when we hear and participate in the time of waiting for the birth of the Messiah. We look with hope for the second coming of Christ. We pray for the light of Christ to fill "us with joy and peace in believing." We hear the voice of God in scripture. We hear the voices of God's people around the earth as we pray together for the joy and peace of Christ's love to warm the hearts and lives of all humankind.

Date posted:Nov 02, 2010

Members of an UMVIM Team from Southwest Texas Conference work with a Haitian construction worker to clear debris and rubble from the back 
courtyard and inside of the District Superintendent’s home in the Carrefour
District in September.

Declaring the six month Haiti Response Plan pilot project a success, the Board of Directors of UMCOR approved a grant of $3,094,500 to continue to field and host volunteer teams to address the humanitarian needs and priority projects of the Eglise Methodiste de Haiti (EMH). The project was approved and affirmed by the Board of Directors of the General Board of Global Ministries at the October 2010 board meeting in Stamford, CT.

Date posted:Nov 02, 2010

The UMCOR Hotline for November 2, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: WORLDWIDE: World AIDS Day is Dec. 1 JFON: Helping A Domestic Violence Survivor Find Safety RELIEF SUPPLIES: Birthing Kits Create Awareness PAKISTAN: Working Together to Provide Relief WORLDWIDE: International Disaster Response Training
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Nov 02, 2010

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