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310 archived articles posted in 2010 found

26 articles found for February, 2010.

United Methodist Women's delegation to the Copenhagen Climate Conference in December 2009.

Today's gospel text is Jesus' lament over Jerusalem. "How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!" Lent is a time for all of us to examine our willingness to be disciples of Jesus Christ.

Date posted:Feb 27, 2010

Becky Harrell serves in San Jose, Costa Rica, as Coordinator of Work/Study Teams and Editor of Informational Bulletins at the Latin America Biblical University (UBL).

San Jose, Costa Rica, February 24, 2010--My walk to work each day is very short, only about four city blocks, but there are times when those five minutes are so filled with the presence of the Lord that my heart is full for the day.

Date posted:Feb 24, 2010

The UMCOR Hotline for February 23, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: *HAITI: Earthquake Recovery Update Hope for Haiti Newsletter *INDONESIA: Income generation Projects Conclude *MEXICO: Flood Relief *US: Eco-Palms *UMCOR: One Great Hour of Sharing *JFON: Know Your Rights Clinics
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Feb 23, 2010

Hand-bound journals made from recyled cement bags at Haitian Artisans for Peace International.
Artisans have been expressing gratitude in spite of their horrific experiences. They are grateful to be alive. They are grateful to God for giving them strength. They are grateful for the gift of hope. We can follow their example by keeping a gratitude journal! On the very paper that symbolizes their rebuilding, you can write down ways you too are grateful!
Date posted:Feb 19, 2010

Special Day: Jurirat and Sompap's wedding blended cultures and holidays and was the first performed in Bowin United Methodist Church making it unique and memorable.
The first wedding at the Bowin United Methodist Church near Bangkok, Thailand, took place on Valentine's Day, blending Christian and traditional Thai cultures in ways common to many mission settings. It fell on Chinese New Year, a major festival in Thailand.
Date posted:Feb 17, 2010

Advancing Hope: February 2010 
In this issue: Missionary Helps Life Rise from the Ashes; Did You Know?; Advocate of the Month: Youth of First UMC in Grand Prairie, Texas ; Featured Resource: B1 Campaign.
Source: Advance
Date posted:Feb 16, 2010

Anna Jones Thoburn with her children.
Today Malaysia and Singapore are two nations. Malaysia has more than 25 million people and a considerable land mass on the Malay Peninsula, while two of its states, Sarawak and Sabah, lie along the northern coast of the island of Borneo. Singapore, an island nation of 4 million people, is situated off the tip of the Malay Peninsula.
Date posted:Feb 16, 2010

The UMCOR Hotline for February 16, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: *HAITI: Earthquake Recovery Update *UMCOR: One Great Hour of Sharing *PHILIPPINES: Typhoon Relief Update *PAKISTAN: Aid for Internally Displaced
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Feb 16, 2010

Bishop Joel Martinez delivered the address Bishop Bruce Ough had prepared for the memorial service held in remembrance of Sam Dixon and Clint Rabb.  Weather prevented Bishop Ough and several others from participating in or attending the service.
don't know about you, but I have reached my tragedy quota. I don't know how you are handling the bombardment of tragedy and death we have been exposed to, but I have reached my limit. The people of Haiti are devastated. They are broken in heart and body. They join an ever- increasing litany of desperate and defeated, poor and powerless, people around the globe. Port-au-Prince and surrounding communities lie in ruins.
Date posted:Feb 12, 2010

Thomas Kemper
Our hearts have been touched in celebrating the ministries of Clint Rabb and Sam Dixon. Let us now bring symbols that signify those ministries-- ministries that we hold in common with them. Each of us is a member of the priesthood of all believers, called to ministry in Jesus Christ through our lives and vocations.
Date posted:Feb 12, 2010

Rev. Jim Gulley, UMCOR consultant and survivor of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, recounts his story of being trapped under the rubble with Rev. Dr. Sam Dixon and Rev. Clint Rabb.
Amid numerous calls to embrace with renewed vigor the baptismal commitment to mission, hundreds of colleagues, friends, ecumenical partners and family members celebrated the lives of Rev. Samuel W. Dixon, Jr., and Rev. Clinton C. Rabb in a memorial service this afternoon at Riverside Church in New York City.
Date posted:Feb 12, 2010

Dr. Alexis Montes provides medical care to the poor in the Philippines.
The United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries has joined the chorus of religious organizations asking the Philippines government for the humane treatment and quick release of a group of health workers, including a church- related doctor, arrested on February 6 and detained on what appear to be trumped up charges.
Date posted:Feb 11, 2010

New York, NY, February 10, 2009--The top United Methodist mission executive has welcomed the decision of the world's seven richest nations to forgive Haiti's outstanding debts to them in the wake of the devastating January 12 earthquake.

Date posted:Feb 10, 2010

Absolute single-hearted service…how does one do that? What would that look like? Some saintly person unengaged with this world's temptations and relationships that snarl much of God's creation into an unrecognizable mess? What does single-hearted service mean to me? How do I not become distracted from my intentions?

Date posted:Feb 10, 2010

Rev. Meridith Whitaker is the Director of Cookson Hills Center United Methodist Mission in Oklahoma.

"Alive, alive, alive forevermore! My Jesus is alive, alive forevermore." Each night I sit in my living room and listen to my 2 ½-year-old nephew sing this song at the top of his lungs. He has lived with me for 15 months now and has taught me so much about what it means to have childlike faith.

Date posted:Feb 10, 2010

The UMCOR Hotline for February 9, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: *HAITI:Earthquake Recovery Update *JFON:180 Days of Haitian TPS *DRC: Pilot Project Advanced *UMCOR: One Great Hour of Sharing
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Feb 09, 2010

Snellville United Methodist Church's drug and alcohol ministry is leading efforts to launch a Chemical Dependency School for local churches in the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church.

Date posted:Feb 08, 2010

While going through a deep personal experience of dealing with her grandson's addiction, Jewell Meringer at times felt all alone. "I'd go to church and felt like I was alone," said Meringer, a member of Snellville United Methodist Church in Georgia. "I wasn't hearing from other people about addiction."

Date posted:Feb 08, 2010

On January 21, 2010, the US government extended "Temporary Protective Status" (TPS) to Haitians. This status permits eligible Haitian nationals to stay and work in the US for 18 months. Eligible Haitians are those who have resided continuously in the US since January 12, 2010, and have been physically present since January 21, 2010.

Date posted:Feb 08, 2010

Jong Sung Kim, (far left) Global Ministries' executive, thanks representatives from First United Methodist Church of Flushing Queens for the church's gift of $63,000 to UMCOR Haiti.

On February 1, 2010, the First United Methodist Church of Flushing, Queens, gave $60,000 to UMCOR relief efforts in Haiti. Church parishioners gave about $45,000 through a special offering, and the church gave the rest.

Date posted:Feb 08, 2010

New York, NY, February 4, 2010--All students currently studying in Haiti under scholarship support from the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries were reported to be safe as of February 4 in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake. Word was received directly from five students and from family connections in one case.
Date posted:Feb 05, 2010

Mariellyn Dunlap serves as a Church and Community Worker.

Columbus, Ohio, February 4, 2009--The United Methodist Church in West Ohio, working with community partners and with staff support from the denomination's mission agency, is opening a free pharmacy in Columbus, Ohio, to serve low- income persons who cannot afford needed prescription medication.

Date posted:Feb 04, 2010

New York, NY, February 2, 2009--The Rev. F. Allan Kirton, 70, a pastor in Brooklyn, New York, and former director of mission service training for The United Methodist Church, died on January 29, a day before his retirement and birthday were to be celebrated.

Date posted:Feb 02, 2010

The UMCOR Hotline for February 2, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: *HAITI: Earthquake Recovery Update *UMCOR: Pizza Pies for Haiti *EVENT: Sign up for Souper Bowl of Caring *UMCOR: One Great Hour of Sharing
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Feb 02, 2010

UMCOR NGO, South Darfur, Sudan, Ed Daein refugee camp, 2007.

For 70 years the people of The United Methodist Church have put the spirit of Micah 6:8 into action through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

Date posted:Feb 01, 2010

In terms of single-event viewership, it's the biggest sporting event of the year in the US. It's so big, the US government refers to it as an unofficial American holiday. It generates billions of dollars in economic activity. It's a 60-minute game that becomes a several-hours-long telecast. It's the Super Bowl.

Source: Advance
Date posted:Feb 01, 2010

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