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arrow icon. Setting a Vision 
Stamford, Conn., April 12, 2011—During its spring board of directors meeting, UMCOR approved significant funding for disaster relief in Japan and Haiti and advanced its strategic planning process.
Source: UMCOR
More about: GBGM events | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | United States |
Date posted: Apr 12, 2011
arrow icon. "Face-Forward Faith" Required In
Obedience to God's Mission 

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of Global Ministries. Christians must have a "face-forward faith" in order to be obedient to God's mission, a bishop told directors of The United Methodist Church's global ministries agency at their semi-annual meeting in Stamford, CT, on April 27.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: GBGM events | GBGM news | United Methodist Church | United States |
Date posted: Apr 29, 2009
arrow icon. Church Agency Received Report On Child Abuse
in Mission Settings 

Directors of The United Methodist Church's mission agency, meeting in Stamford, CT, received the final report of a special panel authorized in late 2004 to investigate alleged child abuse by mission personnel over a generation ago in what is today the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Children | GBGM events | GBGM news | United Methodist Church | United States |
Date posted: Apr 29, 2009
arrow icon. Native Heritage, Christian Faith Bring Conflict 
Jennifer Battiest is a Global Ministries missionary serving the Clinton Indian United Methodist Church in Oklahoma. Two little girls who wanted to come to church have helped Jennifer Battiest come to terms with her anger over how the church has treated Native Americans. The daughter of two United Methodist pastors – Samuel, a Choctaw from Oklahoma, and Margaret, a Choctaw from Mississippi – Battiest said she has long had conflicted feelings about her Christian connections, even as she has embraced a calling from God.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Advocacy | Christian love | GBGM events | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | Focus on Ministry with the Poor | United States |
Date posted: Apr 29, 2009
arrow icon. UMCOR Advocates to Provide Cuba Storm Relief 
A work team rebuilds a hurricane-damaged home in the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio. The United Methodist Committee on Relief has made some progress toward obtaining the U.S. Treasury Department licenses required to allow the denomination to assist hurricane survivors in Cuba, according to the Rev. Sam Dixon, head of UMCOR. Dixon reported on the progress Oct. 15 to the relief agency's board of directors, meeting in Stamford, Conn. The United Methodist Committee on Relief has made some progress toward obtaining the U.S. Treasury Department licenses required to allow the denomination to assist hurricane survivors in Cuba.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Advocacy | Christian love | Donations | Emergencies | GBGM events | GBGM news | Natural disasters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Caribbean Islands | Cuba | United States |
Date posted: Oct 16, 2008
arrow icon. Sudan Project Serves as Model for Denomination 
The Rev. Mike Slaughter is the pastor of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, Ohio. Ginghamsburg’s ministries now extend far beyond Ohio. Through its Sudan Project in partnership with UMCOR, "we are reaching or touching a quarter million people in Darfur," Slaughter said. The project has raised $3 million in three years.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Conflict | Human rights | Refugees | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Violence | Sudan | United States |
Date posted: Mar 13, 2008
arrow icon. Designated Mission Giving Program Has New Staff and Plans New Look for 60th Birthday  
Shawn S. Bakker, director of the Advance for Christ and His Church, the designated mission-giving program of The United Methodist Church. "Our new staff team represents a new structure of accountability designed to improve internal communication and fortify relationships with the broad mission constituency," said Ms. Shawn Bakker, who as director of the Advance is also an associate general secretary of the mission agency.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Finance | GBGM events | GBGM programs | Advance | World |
Date posted: Oct 18, 2007
arrow icon. Bishop May Comes to Mission Agency from
 Unique Center at Historically Black College

Bishop Felton E. May at the Global Ministries 2007 Fall Board Meeting. In 2004, following his retirement from the active episcopacy, he became the founding dean of the Harry R. Kendall Science and Health Mission Center at Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Arkansas, a United Methodist-related historically black college. The center has multiple relationships with the mission board.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Education | GBGM news | United Methodist Church | United States | World |
Date posted: Oct 16, 2007
arrow icon. The Rev. Sam Dixon to Lead United Methodist Relief Agency 
The Rev. Sam Dixon. 9/11, Katrina, the Asian tsunami led UMCOR "to rethink how we do everything," according to new chief executive the Rev. Sam Dixon.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Emergencies | Health | UMCOR | Welfare | World |
Date posted: Oct 11, 2007
arrow icon. New UMW Leader Likes Mix of Devotion, Action 
Women’s Division Deputy General Secretary Harriett Jane Olson.  Global Ministries 2007 Fall Board Meeting. That was one of the reasons she was attracted to United Methodist Women and the position of chief executive of the Women’s Division, United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Women | United States |
Date posted: Oct 11, 2007
arrow icon. United Methodist Church Commissions 13 New Missionaries 
Newly commissioned missionaries and staff at the October 2007 Fall Commissioning Service. In a multilingual, international, and spirit- filled ceremony, 13 people were commissioned on October 9 for United Methodist missionary service in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the United States.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: GBGM events | GBGM news | Missionaries | Angola | Bolivia | Brazil | Cambodia | Costa Rica | Ecuador | Germany | Latvia | Mexico | Russia |
Date posted: Oct 10, 2007
arrow icon. Bishop Felton E. May to Serve as Interim General Secretary of Mission Agency  
United Methodist Bishop Felton Edwin May Bishop Felton E. May (retired) will serve as interim general secretary of The United Methodist Church's international mission agency, the General Board of Global Ministries.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: GBGM news | United Methodist Church | United States | World |
Date posted: Oct 10, 2007
arrow icon. Cuban Methodists Thrive But Feel Effects of US Embargo 
Bishop Ricardo Pereira Díaz of Cuba. Global Ministries' 2007 Spring Board of Directors Meeting. The Methodist Church in Cuba is thriving more than it ever has since Fidel Castro took power in 1959.But actions by the U.S. government have had a negative impact on mission work and ministry between Cuban church members and their American counterparts.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: GBGM events | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Cuba | United States |
Date posted: Apr 27, 2007
arrow icon. Gift of Individual Through New Jersey Church Will Provide Mission Center in Nepal 
Mr. Jungho Kim presents a generous gift to the Mission in Nepal to Rev. R. Randy Day and Bishop Joel Martinez during Global Ministries' 2007 Spring Board of Directors Meeting. The United Methodist Church will have its first mission center in Nepal, the country at the top of the world, through the generosity of an individual church member in New Jersey. Mr. Chang W. Kim of Arcola United Methodist Church, Paramus, NJ, has given $100,000 to the General Board of Global Ministries toward the purchase of a building in Kathmandu to house offices, a congregation, and housing for the pastor. The board will add another $114,000 to the project.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: GBGM programs | Health | Nepal | United States |
Date posted: Apr 27, 2007
arrow icon. Mission Board to Develop "Branch Offices" In Africa, Asia, and Latin America 
Rev. R. Randy Day presents

The mission agency of The United Methodist Church plans to develop branch offices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. 'We are a denomination global in our attitudes and affections, and the time has come to make this visible in our operational structure,' said the Rev. R. Randy Day in his semi-annual address to directors of the General Board of Global Ministries.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Global connections | International affairs | Mission updates | Africa | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Latin America |
Date posted: Apr 27, 2007

arrow icon. Always Room at the Mission Banquet:  Rev. R. Randy Day's Address to Global Ministries Board of Directors
Rev. R. Randy Day presents 'To engage in Christian mission and to be reached through Christian mission are both experiences of God's loving grace,' said the Rev. R. Randy Day to the directors of the General Board of Global Ministries; he challenged directors to themselves become emissaries distributing convincing invitations to the 'feast of grace.'
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: GBGM events | United Methodist Church | Mission updates | World |
Date posted: Apr 27, 2007
arrow icon. Deaconesses and Home Missioner Commissioned For Ministries of Love, Justice and Service 
Deaconesses and home missioners were commissioned as part of Global Ministries' 2007 Spring Board of Directors Meeting. Stamford, CT., April 24, 2007--Ten new deaconesses and a home missioner were commissioned for Christian service through The United Methodist Church at the semi-annual meeting of the General Board of Global Ministries.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: GBGM events | GBGM news | GBGM programs | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | World |
Date posted: Apr 25, 2007
arrow icon. Nine New Church and Community Workers Will Serve Ministries in the United States 
Church and Community Workers were commissioned as part of Global Ministries' 2007 Spring Board of Directors Meeting Stamford, CT, April 24, 2007--Nine missionaries for service in the United States were commissioned on Tuesday evening, April 24, 2007, at the semi-annual meeting of the General Board of Global Ministries in Stamford, CT.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: GBGM events | GBGM news | GBGM programs | United Methodist Church | United States |
Date posted: Apr 25, 2007
arrow icon. Mission Agency Marks Africa Malaria Day With Worship and New Educational Materials 
The United Methodist Church's international mission agency marked Africa Malaria Day, April 25, with prayers and the release of new educational material on its comprehensive anti- malaria campaign. The special observance came during the semi-annual directors' meeting of the General Board of Global Ministries, an organization with personnel and projects in more than 125 countries.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: GBGM programs | Health | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Africa | United States |
Date posted: Apr 25, 2007
arrow icon. Women's Division Addresses Tough Issues at Spring Board Meeting 
Finances, membership, and immigration were among several tough issues addressed by the Women's Division board of directors this March 30-April 3, 2006, in Stamford, Conn.
Source: WD Press Releases
More about: Children | Women | Youth | United States | World |
Date posted: Apr 10, 2006
arrow icon. Hurricane Katrina and United Methodist Women:  Talking Points 
United Methodist Women members feel called to respond to the devastation in their backyard. As Hurricane Katrina and consequent hurricanes devastated so many parts of the Southern United States, United Methodist Women members feel called to respond to the devastation in their backyard.
Source: Women's Division
More about: Children | Economy | Education | Justice | Natural disasters | Poverty | Prayers | Women | Youth | United States |
Date posted: Oct 24, 2005
arrow icon. United Methodist Women Focus on Finance: Talking Points 
Tacoma Community House - Mission Institution  located in Tacoma, WA The Women’s Division of The United Methodist Church responds to the needs and concerns of millions of women, children, and youth in the United States and around the globe.  As the Division works to respond proactively to the gospel mandate of Jesus Christ, we are aware of the ongoing changes and trends within our denomination and society
Source: Women's Division
More about: Children | Finance | Women | Youth | United States |
Date posted: Oct 24, 2005
arrow icon. Bringing Community and Wholeness by the Power of the Spirit 
Danny is a commissioned Church and Community Worker with the General Board of Global Ministries serving as a lawyer with the Justice For Our Neighbors project in Grand Rapids, MI. He received his J.D. from University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa in 2002. 
As a missionary attorney I provide legal advice and representation to refugees and asylum- seekers that have fled persecution in their homelands, to families that are divided by international borders, to women and children that are victims of domestic violence, and to other vulnerable immigrants from around the world.
Source: Mission Personnel
More about: Advocacy | Christian love | GBGM programs | Human rights | Immigration | Justice | Missionaries | Refugees | United Methodist Church | Partners/partnerships | North Central U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Oct 21, 2005
arrow icon. United Methodists discuss children's needs with U.N. speakers  
UNICEF needs to work in partnership with United Methodists and others to end the threats to children in today's world. That was the message delivered by Rima Salah, UNICEF's deputy executive director, to directors and staff of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries during a forum at the Church Center for the United Nations.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Children | Christian love | GBGM events | GBGM news | International affairs | United Methodist Church | World |
Date posted: Oct 17, 2005
arrow icon. Church Leader Challenges United Methodist to Increase Support for Mission 
R. Randy Day, General Secretary, General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. Mission is the living, breathing confession by witness and service—individually and through the church--that Jesus Christ is Savior; that we belong to God. Many of you know the computer phrase, “save to…,” as in save to a disk or save to the hard drive? To make a theological adaptation, we are “saved to God in Christ.” We belong to God, and in the mission vineyard, we trust God to provide any reward God might want us to have?IF any.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Bible | Christian love | GBGM events | GBGM news | GBGM programs | Jesus Christ | John Wesley | Mission opportunities | United Methodist Church | Methodism | World |
Date posted: Oct 14, 2005
arrow icon. Fall 2005 Report, Women's Division Assistant General Secretary of Christian Social Responsibilities 
Lois M. Dauway Like many of us having viewed the coverage of and taken in the reality of Katrina, followed shortly by Rita, I was full of various emotions and insights: Awed by the power of nature; Devastated by the loss of life; Saddened by the loss of my own personal sacred space, Gulfside United Methodist Assembly in Waveland, Mississippi;
Source: Women's Division
More about: Natural disasters | Poverty | Race | Women | United States |
Date posted: Oct 14, 2005
arrow icon. Eleven New United Methodist Missionaries Commissioned and Assigned 
Missionary Commissioning as part of GBGM Board Meeting, October 2005, Stamford, CT. fb The United Methodist Church commissioned 11 new missionaries in the chapel of the Church Center for the United Nations on the night of October 11. A cool rain fell outside but the chapel was filled with the warmth and light of Christian witness and service.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Christian love | GBGM events | GBGM news | GBGM programs | Mission opportunities | Missionaries | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Africa | Brazil | Caribbean Islands | Ghana | Honduras | Jamaica | Laos | Lithuania | Mexico |
Date posted: Oct 14, 2005
arrow icon. Fall 2005 Report of the Women's Division Treasurer  
Andrea Bryant Hatcher, Women's Division Treasurer I greet you in the name of Christ and pray God’s blessing on each of you.  Today, I completed my third week as your treasurer.  Having the good fortune to attend the ‘Envisioning the Future’ event in August, I’ve had the opportunity to construct some tactical initiatives for the Section on Finance as we move forward.
Source: Women's Division
More about: Finance | Women | United States |
Date posted: Oct 13, 2005
arrow icon. UMW looks at race, class issues raised by Katrina  
United Methodist Women is calling on its membership to address issues of race and class raised by Hurricane Katrina.
Source: Women's Division
More about: Education | Health | Human rights | Justice | Natural disasters | Poverty | Race | Women | United States |
Date posted: Oct 12, 2005
arrow icon. Women's Division to take new approach to finances 
A long-term decline in funding, impacted by inflation, will mean a new approach to finances for the Women's Division of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.
Source: Women's Division
More about: Children | Finance | Women | Youth | United States |
Date posted: Oct 12, 2005
arrow icon. Fall 2005 Report of the Deputy General Secretary  Mission and Evangelism: How Can I Keep from Singing?
Jan Love, Deputy General Secretary of Women's Division I want to say again what a joy it is to see you all in this room together!  As I have come to know members of the Board of Directors across the last 14 months, I have been deeply grateful for the gifts, talents and determination you bring to your work. At this meeting, however, I am particularly excited to have so many Conference Presidents who, with your mission teams, constitute part of the backbone of the whole organization.
Source: Women's Division
More about: Children | Christian love | Jesus Christ | John Wesley | Natural disasters | Women | Youth | World |
Date posted: Oct 12, 2005
arrow icon. UMCOR Directs Tsunami Funds to Chennai, Andaman 
NEW YORK, October 11, 2005—United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Directors agreed yesterday to grant $505,893 to the Methodist Church of India in Chennai and Andaman Island to assist them in their community-wide tsunami recovery efforts. They are among the hardest-hit areas in India.
Source: UMCOR
More about: Communities | Donations | Emergencies | International affairs | Natural disasters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Tsunami | Asia and the Pacific Islands | India |
Date posted: Oct 12, 2005
arrow icon. Women's Division President 2005 Fall Report
 Being Change Agents in a Changing Time:  Envisioning Our Future (Matthew 21:32; Isaiah 58:11-12)

Kyung Za Yim, President of Women's Division My dear sisters and brothers in Christ, so much has taken place since we last saw each other as a full division in mid-August.  A week after we gathered for the Women’s Division Symposium, Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster in U.S. history hit the Gulf coast, as most of us helplessly watched on our TV screens tens of thousands of our citizens lose their homes, families and lives. 
Source: Women's Division
More about: Advocacy | Children | Jesus Christ | Justice | Natural disasters | Women | Youth | World |
Date posted: Oct 11, 2005
arrow icon. Women's Division, Treasurer's Report 
United Methodist Women are light in the world at 102 National Mission Institutions serving over two million women, children and youth each year in the United States. United Methodist Women are a light in the world at the Wesley-Rankin Center in Dallas which serves a predominantly Hispanic community.
Source: Women's Division
More about: Children | Economy | Finance | Women | World |
Date posted: Apr 26, 2005
arrow icon. Women's Division, President Report  
Kyung Za Yim, President of Women's Division I have shared with you on several occasions what I witnessed during my trip to the tsunami-stricken Indonesia in January of this year. But today, I want to share the brighter and hopeful side of my experience of the trip - and that is the global network of humanity.
Source: Women's Division
More about: Children | Education | Jesus Christ | Poverty | Women | Youth | Tsunami | Asia and the Pacific Islands | Indonesia | Korea | Singapore |
Date posted: Apr 26, 2005
arrow icon. Young woman speaks about Bible Women Training: "Part I"  
My trip to Thailand and Laos was a very exciting trip although I didn't think it would take a total of 17 hrs to get to Bangkok, Thailand. Boy, that was one very long plane ride, but I did have a great time.
Source: Women's Division
More about: Bible | Children | Education | Health | Women | Youth | Laos | Thailand |
Date posted: Apr 25, 2005
arrow icon. Young woman speaks about Bible Women Training: "Part II"  
My trip to Laos and Thailand was an amazing experience. The purpose for Jessica and I to go with the Bible Women group was to work with the children. We wanted to learn about them and wanted to share with them about our lives.
Source: Women's Division
More about: Bible | Children | Health | Women | Youth | Laos | Thailand |
Date posted: Apr 25, 2005
arrow icon. Mission Agency Continues Its Work  On Child Abuse Allegations and Policy
A retired United Methodist bishop and two professors in the field of medical care make up an independent panel that will receive and assess reports on alleged child abuse at a denominational mission facility in Africa a generation ago. The General Board of Global Ministries, the international mission agency of the denomination, is also drafting specific guidelines on child and sexual abuse for all of its employees and mission personnel, based upon a policy adopted in mid-April by the board’s directors, meeting in Stamford, CT.
Source: GBGM Staff Briefings
More about: Children | GBGM news | Human rights | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | Africa | World |
Date posted: Apr 19, 2005
arrow icon. New United Methodist Bishop Elected  For Central and Southern Europe Area
Bishop Patrick Streiff, United Methodist Central and Southern Europe Central Conference, including northern Africa. The Rev. Dr. Patrick Streiff was consecrated to the episcopacy of The United Methodist Church in a service at Bern Cathedral on April 17, 2005. He will preside over the denomination's Central Conference of Southern and Central Europe, which includes northern Africa. Outside the US, a Central conference is equivalent to a jurisdiction.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Education | GBGM news | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Europe |
Date posted: Apr 18, 2005
arrow icon. UMCOR Directors Approve $1.5 Million for Start-up Work in Haiti 
UMCOR directors have approved $1.5 million for start-up and program implementation costs on the Caribbean island. Although United Methodists have worked in Haiti for years - particularly through the Methodist Church in Haiti - this is the first time UMCOR has undertaken the legal process of registering as a nongovernmental organization there, according to Marc Maxi, UMCOR's regional director for Africa and the Caribbean.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Agriculture | Emergencies | Natural disasters | Poverty | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Caribbean Islands | Grenada | Haiti |
Date posted: Apr 15, 2005
arrow icon. United Methodists should fight malaria deaths, executive says 
If United Methodists can help clear Mozambique of landmines, they should be able to do the same with mosquitoes. That's one of the challenges that the Rev. R. Randy Day presented to directors of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries during the April 11-14 spring meeting. Day is the board's chief executive.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Christian love | Education | GBGM events | GBGM news | GBGM programs | Health | Mission opportunities | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Methodism | World |
Date posted: Apr 15, 2005
arrow icon. Three months later, those affected by tsunami still remember 
Three months have passed since Bishop Joel Martinez made an emergency pastoral visit to Indonesia, but he has not forgotten the faces of the children in the camps for those left homeless by the Dec. 26 tsunami.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Children | Christian love | Donations | Emergencies | GBGM programs | International affairs | Natural disasters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Partners/partnerships | Tsunami | Asia and the Pacific Islands | India | Indonesia | Sri Lanka |
Date posted: Apr 15, 2005
arrow icon. New Task Force to Find Ways to Strengthen  Clergy Preparation for Mission Leadership
A new task force will evaluate and make recommendations to strengthen the ways in which theological education prepares pastors for mission leadership in The United Methodist Church.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Education | GBGM news | GBGM programs | International affairs | United Methodist Church | Methodism | World |
Date posted: Apr 14, 2005
arrow icon. New United Methodist Mission Personnel are Commissioned 
Fourteen new deaconesses and six Church and Community Workers were commissioned on April 12 for mission service through The United Methodist Church.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Christian love | GBGM news | GBGM programs | Missionaries | United Methodist Church | Methodism | World |
Date posted: Apr 14, 2005
arrow icon. United Methodist Tsunami Response Exceeds $32 Million:  Long-term Aid Slated for Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Somalia
United Methodists contributed $32.4 million to their Church's emergency fund that is providing relief and rehabilitation in the wake of devastating South Asia tsunamis late last year. UMCOR detailed a $19.2 million long-term development package for Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Projects are also underway in India and Somalia.
Source: UMCOR Press Releases
More about: Communities | Ecumenical | Emergencies | GBGM news | Natural disasters | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Women | Partners/partnerships | Tsunami | Africa | Asia and the Pacific Islands | India | Indonesia | Somalia | Sri Lanka |
Date posted: Apr 13, 2005
arrow icon. Personal Pain, Mixed with Hope, Shapes Leader's Faith 
For Jan Love-the daughter of a United Methodist pastor and a leader both in the denomination and the ecumenical world-a sense of mission has been a guiding principle of life.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Family | Violence | Women | United States |
Date posted: Apr 13, 2005
arrow icon. UMCOR Slates Long Term Hurricane Recovery Operations in Haiti, Grenada 
A $2 million United Methodist relief investment will assist residents of Haiti and Grenada to rebuild and repair homes and revive economies after hurricanes devastated both islands in September 2004. The board of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) meeting here, approved the project proposals. The new operations will augment $288,000 in emergency aid already dispatched to the island nations following Tropical Storm Jeanne and Hurricane Ivan.
Source: UMCOR Press Releases
More about: Emergencies | Natural disasters | Poverty | Rural | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Caribbean Islands | Grenada | Haiti |
Date posted: Apr 13, 2005
arrow icon. UMCOR Board Affirms Work in Sudan And Releases Funding Information
Funds from multiple sources are underwriting the operations of United Methodist Committee on Relief in the Darfur area of Sudan, the agency announced today. The UMCOR board of directors, meeting here, approved projects in agriculture extension, emergency supply distribution, and small-scale livelihoods totaling just over $1 million. A UMCOR field team is on the ground in the area troubled for months by armed clashes.
Source: UMCOR Press Releases
More about: Conflict | Emergencies | Health | UMCOR | Violence | Africa | Sudan |
Date posted: Apr 13, 2005
arrow icon. R. Randy Day Challenges United Methodist Church to Do More  In Equipping Mission Leaders and in Health Care Ministries
The chief mission executive of The United Methodist Church called on April 13 for greater emphases in the denomination on leadership development for Christian mission and on health care ministries for the poor around the world.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: AIDS/HIV | Children | Christian love | Communities | Education | Environment | GBGM news | Grants | Health | Human rights | International affairs | Missionaries | Natural disasters | Resolutions of the UMC | Special Sundays | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Volunteers | Women | Youth | Men | Partners/partnerships | Methodism | World |
Date posted: Apr 13, 2005
arrow icon. Use of torture a concern, United Methodist Women say 
United Methodist Women and other church officials are being called to action regarding the use of torture in war and terrorism-related situations.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Advocacy | Christian love | Hate | Human rights | International affairs | Justice | Social Principles | United Methodist Church | Violence | Women | Methodism | World |
Date posted: Apr 12, 2005
arrow icon. Hmong Women Risk To Make Others' Lives Better 
The Laos women crossed the Mekong river in small numbers - much like refugees --leaving their homeland. On the other side, they were met by Hmong women from the United States, who had once been refugees themselves. The difference between them -- the women from Laos would return to their country after a few days, putting themselves at risk to make the lives of other women and children better.
Source: WD Press Releases
More about: Children | Education | Women | Thailand |
Date posted: Apr 12, 2005
arrow icon. French-speaking course of study offered 
Acts 2:3-4 in French. The United Methodist Church has a new unified course of study for French-speaking pastors in Africa. It responds to the fact that some twenty- per cent of the Church’s constituency today speaks French. A task force is exploring the possibility of a French language hymnal.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Education | GBGM programs | Music | United Methodist Church | Partners/partnerships | Methodism | Africa | World |
Date posted: Apr 11, 2005
arrow icon. Women's Division, Deputy General Secretary Report
 Jan Love Gives Her Personal Testimony of Faith

Dr. Janice Love, deputy general secretary for the Women's Division of the General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church Report of Women's Division Deputy General Secretary at April, 2006 Board Meeting.
Source: Women's Division
More about: Communities | Jesus Christ | John Wesley | Women | United States |
Date posted: Apr 11, 2005
arrow icon. Personal Testimony of Women's Leader Demonstrates Vision of Hope 
In three personal stories about her experience with the Ku Klux Klan, violence against women, and her daughterís illness, the deputy general secretary of the United Methodist Womenís Division gave a testimony Sunday, April 10 that brought many to tears.
Source: WD Press Releases
More about: Children | Civil rights | Family | Violence | Women | United States |
Date posted: Apr 11, 2005
arrow icon. United Methodist Women kicks off Green Team Environmental Justice Program 
The Green Team A new program activating local United Methodist Women members to work on environmental issues in their communities was launched at the spring board meeting of the Women's Division of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries in Stamford, Conn., April 7-11. The Women's Division is the national administrative body of the one- million member United Methodist Women organization.
Source: WD Press Releases
More about: Children | Environment | Women | United States |
Date posted: Apr 11, 2005
arrow icon. Women's Division President's Report - Fall 2004 Board Meeting 
Kyung Za Yim, President of Women's Division Women's Division President, Kyung Za Yim shares her story and vision as a member of United Methodist Women and president of the Women's Division.
Source: Women's Division
More about: Education | Health | Mission opportunities | Poverty | Women | United States |
Date posted: Oct 29, 2004
arrow icon. United Methodist mission agency commits $100,000 to Sudan 
Expressing continuing concern about the people of Sudan, the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries has designated $100,000 to assist with the humanitarian crisis there.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Children | Christian love | Communities | GBGM news | GBGM programs | International affairs | Refugees | UMCOR | Africa | Angola | Caribbean Islands | Chad | Haiti | Indonesia | Latin America | Mexico | Philippines | South Central U.S. | Sudan | United States | Western U.S. |
Date posted: Oct 29, 2004
arrow icon. Women's Division demonstrate for equal access to voting 
Women's Division staff and directors holding signs at demonstration in Stamford Connecticut. More than 60 Women's Division directors and staff lined a main thoroughfare in Stamford, Conn., during the lunch hour Saturday, Oct. 16, holding signs urging passersby to vote and calling for voting procedures that ensure all people of all races have equal access to voting.
Source: WD Press Releases
More about: Advocacy | Ethics | Human rights | Women | United States |
Date posted: Oct 28, 2004
arrow icon. Korean American Congregation Donates  $130,000 for new Central Asia Mission
Bishop Joel N. Martinez of San Antonio, president of the mission board, and the Rev. R. Randy Day, general secretary, accepted the gift from First United Methodist Church of Flushing, located in the Borough of Queens, New York, of $130,000 to establish a new United Methodist mission center to serve Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries that were once part of the Soviet Union.
STAMFORD, CT, October 19, 2004--A Korean American congregation in New York City is giving $130,000 to establish a new United Methodist mission center to serve Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries that were once part of the Soviet Union. The Rev. Joong Um Kim, senior pastor, and lay leaders of the First United Methodist Church of Flushing, located in the Borough of Queens, New York, presented the gift to the General Board of Global Ministries at a meeting of the mission agency’s directors here.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Communities | Donations | GBGM events | GBGM news | GBGM programs | Mission opportunities | United Methodist Church | Partners/partnerships | Methodism | Kazakhstan | United States |
Date posted: Oct 22, 2004
arrow icon. Church Agency Responds to Need for Healing in  Aftermath of Reported Child Abuse in Mission Settings
Stamford, CT, October 22, 2004--Directors of The United Methodist Church’s mission agency, meeting here, set up a process to receive and assess reports of child sexual abuse by mission personnel a generation ago in what is today the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Children | Christian love | GBGM news | Health | Missionaries | Congo DR |
Date posted: Oct 22, 2004
arrow icon. Ending child labor requires rights for all people, teen advocates say  
STAMFORD, Conn. (UMNS) - Two teen delegates to an international conference on child labor shared their passion for that issue with directors of the Women's Division of the United Methodist Church's missions agency, the General Board of Global Ministries.
Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Oct 22, 2004
arrow icon. United Methodist Mission Board Elects Officers 
Bishop Woodrow Hearn, right,
representing the Council of Bishops, welcomes Bishop Joel N. Martinez to
a second four-year term as president of the General Board of Global
Ministries. Stamford, CT, October 19, 2004 – Bishop Joel Martinez of San Antonio will serve a second four- year term as president of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. He was elected by the directors of the agency meeting here on October 18-22.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
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Date posted: Oct 20, 2004
arrow icon. Church's women can bring back 'social holiness,' leader says 
For John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, practicing his religion meant addressing society's social needs as well. But that concept of "social holiness" is in danger of being lost in today's United Methodist Church, according to Jan Love, who now leads United Methodist Women and its administrative arm, the Women's Division in the denomination's Board of Global Ministries.
Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Oct 20, 2004
arrow icon. United Methodists should invest more in people, Day says  
R. Randy Day, General Secretary, General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. United Methodists spend too much time, energy and money maintaining their institutions. Instead, the denomination should be investing more heavily in people and their communities, according to the Rev. R. Randy Day, chief executive of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. Day pledged to move the denomination's mission agency away from "institutional maintenance only" and talked about the need to "pursue love" when he addressed board directors Oct. 18 during their annual meeting.
Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Oct 20, 2004
arrow icon. Women's Division Deputy General Secretary's Report - Fall 2004 Board Meeting
 Painting a Portrait of Our Future: An Invitation to Envision Our Life Together

Dr. Janice Love, deputy general secretary for the Women's Division of the General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church For the next four years, we have an opportunity to paint a portrait of who we want to be - of what we want to hang on the wall for posterity. We who are responsible for leading the Women's Division and United Methodist Women are beginning a new quadrennium.
Source: Women's Division
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Date posted: Oct 19, 2004
arrow icon. Women's Division President Spring 2004 Report 
Women's Division President, Genie Bank gives last report at Spring 2004 Board Meeting
Source: Women's Division
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Date posted: Apr 14, 2004
arrow icon. Treasurer's Report 2004 Spring Board Meeting 
Women's Division Treasurer, Connie Takamine gives report at Spring 2004 Board Meeting.
Source: Women's Division
More about: Children | Missionaries | Women | United States |
Date posted: Apr 14, 2004
arrow icon. Action plan proposal aims to strengthen rural congregations 
Although rural United Methodist churches make up a little more than a third of the denomination's membership, those congregations account for half the overall membership loss in recent decades.
Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Apr 02, 2004
arrow icon. UMCOR Responds in Europe, Middle East 
When violence between ethnic Albanians and Serbs in Kosovo flared up in March, the United Methodist Committee on Relief responded within hours of the outbreak. It was able to do so because of the way the agency's nongovernmental organization is now organized.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Emergencies | Hate | UMCOR | Violence | Partners/partnerships | Europe | Iraq | Middle East | Serbia | Yugoslavia |
Date posted: Mar 31, 2004
arrow icon. Deputy General Secretary Report,  Spring 2004 Board Meeting
Deputy General Secretary, Joyce Sohl gives last report at the Women's Divsion Spring board meeting.
Source: Women's Division
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Date posted: Mar 31, 2004
arrow icon. Sierra Leone report due soon, bishop says 
The United Methodist bishop who has led Sierra Leone's Truth and Reconciliation Commission said its report and recommendations would be published soon.
Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Mar 30, 2004
arrow icon. Mission agency commissions 31 new personnel 
The United Methodist missions agency has commissioned more than 30 new missionaries - the first such group since a temporary moratorium was imposed due to budget restraints.
Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Mar 30, 2004
arrow icon. Texas Conference Presents Check for  Latin America to Mission Board Leaders
A Texas Conference contribution of $40,000 for mission in Latin America was presented to directors of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries at their semi-annual meeting last week in Stamford, CT.
Source: GBGM Administration
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Date posted: Mar 29, 2004
arrow icon. Mission agency calls for action on Haiti 
Expressing continued concern for the people of Haiti, the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries has called the denomination to action on behalf of the Caribbean nation.
Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Mar 29, 2004
arrow icon. Emergency Efforts Underway to Obtain Visas for United Methodist Conference Delegates to Enter U.S. 
Dozens of African and Philippine delegates to the ten-day United Methodist General conference in Pittsburgh, April 16 to May 7, have been denied entrance visas into the United States by the U.S. Department of State or put on a slow track visa review process.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
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Date posted: Mar 25, 2004
arrow icon. Mission Executive Stresses God’s Call In Addressing Agency Directors  
Mission - God's Call From Tomorrow

R. Randy Day, General Secretary, General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church The top executive of The United Methodist Church, speaking here, challenged the denomination and its members to listen to “God’s call from tomorrow” to be in mission today and to prepare for the mission opportunities God will offer as the future unfolds.
Source: GBGM Administration
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Date posted: Mar 24, 2004
arrow icon. General Conference delegates have visa problems  
The participation of many international delegates at the 2004 United Methodist General Conference is in doubt because of difficulties obtaining visas to enter the United States.
Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Mar 24, 2004
arrow icon. Sohl Urges United Methodist Women to Continue to Act  
Like waves in a turbulent sea, United Methodist Women must move and act in today's turbulent world. That was the farewell message of Joyce Sohl to directors of the Women's Division of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, during their March 19-22 meeting in Stamford.
Source: Women's Division
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Date posted: Mar 24, 2004
arrow icon. New Mission Personnel Commissioned for  Service in The United Methodist Church
March 2004 Class of Deaconesses commissioned at the semi-annual director’s meeting of the General Board of Global Ministries. for mission service through The United Methodist Church. Twenty-seven new Deaconesses and four new Church and Community Workers were commissioned at the General Board of Global Ministries Board of Directors Meeting for mission service through The United Methodist Church.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
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Date posted: Mar 24, 2004
arrow icon. New United Methodist Mission Personnel Figures Released 
The United Methodist Church currently has a total of 710 missionaries and other commissioned mission personnel. ... The total supported mission personnel is 1,069 persons serving in 70 countries.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
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Date posted: Mar 24, 2004
arrow icon. Janice Love Elected as Chief Officer of Women's Division 
Dr. Janice Love, deputy general secretary for the Women's Division of the General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church Janice Love was elected today as the chief executive officer of 1-million-member United Methodist Women. President of the Women's Division, Genie Bank, told directors of the Division at the March 19 board meeting in Stamford, Conn., that Ms. Love would lead the organization "into the future with faith." Ms Bank led a search committee in a process for filling the position, which took several months. She described Ms. Love as a "woman of many gifts and graces."
Source: WD Press Releases
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Date posted: Mar 19, 2004
arrow icon. Missionary Couple to Direct Russia Mission Initiative 
The Rev. Dr. C. Jarrell Tyson and Natalie Ann Tyson are coming out of retirement to direct the highly successful Russian Initiative of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. 


A missionary couple is coming out of retirement to direct the highly successful Russian Initiative of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Dr. C. Jarrell Tyson and Natalie Ann Tyson served in Moscow for seven years before retiring in mid-2002. On January 1, 2004, they will succeed the Rev. Dr. Bruce Weaver, who is stepping down after heading the Russia Initiative since its start in the early 1990s.

Source: GBGM Administration
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Date posted: Oct 29, 2003
arrow icon. UMCOR Allocates More 9/11 Grants  
In the midst of the smoke and fire, Jesus holds the World Trade Center in his hands. United Methodist Committee on Relief directors approved 12 grants during their annual meeting. UMCOR now has committed nearly all the $21.5 million raised by United Methodists for the "Love in the Midst of Tragedy" response to the Sept. 11 tragedy.
Source: UMCOR
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Date posted: Oct 28, 2003
arrow icon. Mission Agency Executive Pledges Strong Support For New Missionary Training and Assignments: Mission Leadership in a Time of Organizational Transition
The General Secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries today voiced the agency’s “firm commitment” to the assignment of new missionaries and to the support of missionaries already in service.
In his semi-annual report to the Board’s directors, the Rev. R. Randy Day said that he expected new young adult missionaries and new deaconesses to be commissioned in 2004. He indicated that the Board will achieve a sustainable level of mission personnel by 2005.

Source: GBGM Press Releases
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Date posted: Oct 25, 2003
arrow icon. Mission money drops, but commitment stays strong, exec says 
Two years of budget constraints have changed how the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries does its work, but the financial pressures have not altered its commitment to mission, according to the agency's top executive.
The Rev. R. Randy Day told board directors he believes the agency's organizational transition "can revitalize and empower," allowing it to "assess our assets, weigh our mission choices, and to prepare ourselves as God's servants and witnesses for vital Christian mission in this new century."

Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Oct 24, 2003
arrow icon. President's Report Women's Division Board of Directors Meeting
And so, we continue the journey that was begun almost 135 years ago. Those small groups of committed women, motivated by the gospel, gave their time, skills and resources to the movement that today is United Methodist Women. And from the time of those women, to the million members of today, we still hear God calling us to participate in God’s mission.
Source: Women's Division
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Date posted: Oct 23, 2003
arrow icon. Report of Deputy General Secretary Women's Division Board of Directors Meeting
Since the April meeting of the Women’s Division, the division staff has been involved in revising staff position descriptions; restructuring supervisory relationships; assuming new responsibilities; and saying good-bye to colleagues that took early retirement due to the change in pension benefits.
Source: Women's Division
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Date posted: Oct 23, 2003
arrow icon. Treasurer' Report -- Women's Division Board Meeting

In preparation for the 135th Anniversary of our organization, I have noted that the book of James must have been a guiding principle for our foremothers. Their aim was to share God’s love around the world and they worked at that with patience, endurance, persistence and integrity. They often let their actions speak for them.
Source: Women's Division
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Date posted: Oct 21, 2003

arrow icon. Women's Division Makes Decision, and Adheres to Denominational Mandate 
In an effort to support women who are struggling with all the options of unintended pregnancies, the Women's Division voted to co-sponsor "Save Women's Lives: March for Freedom of Choice" in Washington, D.C. on April 25.
Source: WD Press Releases
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Date posted: Oct 21, 2003
arrow icon. One-Million Member Organization Increases Funds, Speaks for Peace 
Israel led air strikes, the U.S. President toured Asia, and the economy struggled this weekend. During that time, United Methodist Women's Division directors addressed those issues and more - trying to give a voice to women and children who might be lost amidst the struggles.
Source: WD Press Releases
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Date posted: Oct 21, 2003
arrow icon. Incarcerated Women: In Mission From 'The Inside' 
There are many organizations that bring worship and Bible study to inmates in prison. But United Methodist Women in Kansas have helped incarcerated women find something more - an opportunity to minister to those outside prison walls. And that's what has attracted women in prison to the organization.
Source: WD Press Releases
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Date posted: Oct 21, 2003
arrow icon. Giving remains strong among United Methodist Women 
Giving by members of United Methodist Women has remained strong in 2003, despite a general dip in donations throughout the denomination.
Directors of the Women's Division of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, which serves as United Methodist Women's administrative body, received that news during their Oct. 17-20 annual meeting.

Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Donations | Economy | GBGM events | GBGM news | United Methodist Church | Women | United States |
Date posted: Oct 21, 2003
arrow icon. Making Disciples and Making a Difference 
Highlights of the 2003 Semi-Annual Board of Directors Meeting
The General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church
Birmingham, Alabama

Source: GBGM Administration
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Date posted: Apr 29, 2003
arrow icon. Summary: Semi-Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors - GBGM 
Concise Summary of Actions at the Semi-Annual Meeting of GBGM's Board of Directors April 7 - 10, 2003.
Source: GBGM Administration
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Date posted: Apr 29, 2003
arrow icon. Women's Division Meeting Summary
April 3 - 7, 2002 

A listing of actions from the Women's Division Meeting, April 2003
Source: GBGM Administration
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Date posted: Apr 29, 2003
arrow icon. Resolution on Korea - GBGM Board of Directors 
Affirming the resolution # 309 entitled “Korea – Peace, Justice, and Reunification” of the United Methodist General Conference Book of Resolutions adopted in 1988 and amended and adopted in 2000,
Further, noting the most recent tensions on the Korean peninsula around North Korea’s acknowledgement of the existence of its a highly- enriched-uranium (HEU) nuclear programs,

Source: Mission Contexts and Relationships
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Date posted: Apr 14, 2003
arrow icon. Resolution on War in Iraq - GBGM Board of Directors 
War brings death and destruction in the lives of so many. We weep with those who weep and affirm that war is not compatible with the teachings of Christ, as stated in the Social Principles, and we grieve at the division within the household of faith in time of war. Out of a sense of grief and pain and as followers of the Prince of Peace, we pray and hope constantly for peace.
Source: Mission Contexts and Relationships
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Date posted: Apr 14, 2003
arrow icon. Mission agency loses 24 staff to retirement 
Twenty-four staff from the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries are retiring June 30 because of changes in the denomination's pension plan.
The list of retirees was presented during the agency's April 7-10 meeting in Birmingham.
During his address to board directors, the Rev. R. Randy Day, chief executive, spoke about his regret that pension changes for lay employees could affect the board's operations.

Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Apr 14, 2003
arrow icon. Iraq, North Korea draws attention of mission agency 
Current events in Iraq and North Korea commanded attention when the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries met April 7-10.
Board directors also forwarded a raft of social resolutions to be considered by the denomination's top legislative body next year and decided to have a first-ever telethon to raise money for mission projects.

Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Apr 11, 2003
arrow icon. Mission leader sees assets in faith, hope, love 
When the Rev. R. Randy Day pushes for asset- based development in mission, he's not talking dollars and cents.
The new chief executive of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries is looking beyond the agency's financial constraints to find ways to achieve its goals. He believes the church's assets of faith, hope and love can propel it forward.

Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Apr 11, 2003
arrow icon. Global ministries agency sees slight improvement in finances 
Staff Treasurer Stephen Feerrar had good news and bad news for the financially struggling United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.
With a strong fourth quarter and stringent attention to cost control, expenses came in at $3.5 million below budget in 2002, he told board directors during the agency's April 7-10 spring meeting. His report did not include financial summaries for the Women's Division or Health and Relief unit.

Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Apr 11, 2003
arrow icon. UMCOR Plans for Iraq Relief Assistance 
Sick child at a hospital in Basra, Iraq. The United Methodist Committee on Relief is prepared to offer training and technical assistance to many of the church-based humanitarian efforts in Iraq, according to the Rev. Paul Dirdak. Dirdak, who leads the agency, explained those plans when UMCOR directors gathered April 8 during the spring meeting of the agency's parent organization, the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.
Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Apr 10, 2003
arrow icon. Committed to make disciples and to make a difference 
I am addressing you for the first time as General Secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries, by far my most daunting assignment as an itinerating United Methodist preacher. I want to thank you for the trust you have placed in me at a critical time in the life of the Board.
Source: GBGM Administration
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Date posted: Apr 09, 2003
arrow icon. Educator encourages advocacy for school reform 
Grass-roots advocacy is essential for continued school reform, according to a longtime educator.
David Hornbeck, chairman and founding counsel for Good Schools Pennsylvania, a nonprofit coalition dedicated to public education reform, spoke during the April 4-7 meeting of the Women's Division, United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. He was named in March as the new president and chief executive officer of the International Youth Foundation.

Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Apr 08, 2003
arrow icon. Christians have duty to debate war, church executive says 
Joyce Sohl does not believe that her protest of the U.S.-led war against Iraq makes her unpatriotic.
As a concerned Christian and American, she said, "I must protest this war as I feel God is calling me to do..." Sohl is chief executive of the Women's Division of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. Reporting to the division's directors at their April 4-7 meeting, she focused on why she and others have taken an anti-war position.

Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Apr 08, 2003
arrow icon. Public Education: High-Stakes Game in Which Children Need Advocates 
Public education across the United States has become a high-stakes game. If at-risk students do not meet state-developed standards - determined by a test -- students can go elsewhere, schools can lose funding or be closed down, and highly qualified teachers can lose jobs.
Source: WD Press Releases
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Date posted: Apr 08, 2003
arrow icon. United Methodists accept new mission churches in three countries 
Churches in Cambodia, Honduras and the Cote d'Ivoire have been formally approved as "mission churches" by the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.
Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Oct 29, 2002
arrow icon. Election of New General Secretary 
We are pleased to announce that The Rev. Randy Day has been elected to the position of General Secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) at the meeting of the General Council on Ministries (GCOM) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this week.
Source: GBGM Administration
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Date posted: Oct 29, 2002
arrow icon. Randy Day elected to lead Board of Global Ministries 
The Rev. Randy Day, a member of the United Methodist New York Annual (regional) Conference, has officially been elected new chief staff executive of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.
Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Oct 28, 2002
arrow icon. Mission board sets lectureship, endowment fund 
United Methodist Board of Global Ministries directors want their retiring chief executive to use his experience and expertise to convince others of the importance of worldwide church mission.
Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Oct 28, 2002
arrow icon. Relief agency distributes funds for further Sept. 11 response 
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has approved a $973,192 grant to allow the denomination's Virginia Annual (regional) Conference to further address the needs of those affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Oct 28, 2002
arrow icon. Mission agency adds voice to concern over Iraq  
The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries has added its voice to denominational groups concerned about the threat of war with Iraq.
Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Oct 25, 2002
arrow icon. Budget woes continue to plague mission agency 
Despite severe cuts to staff and programs, the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries continues to struggle with its finances.
Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Oct 25, 2002
arrow icon. Resolution on Iraq
General Board of Global Ministries Directors, Stamford, CT,  October 21-24, 2002

At this critical time of possible war by the United States against Iraq, the General Board of Global Ministries urges all United Methodists to pursue the things that make for peace. We cannot remain silent.
Source: Mission Contexts and Relationships
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Date posted: Oct 24, 2002
arrow icon. United Methodist Women oppose Iraq war 
The administrative body of the 1 million-member United Methodist Women has joined other religious groups voicing opposition to war with Iraq.
Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Oct 23, 2002
arrow icon. General Secretary's Address, October 22, 2002 
Dr. Randolph Nugent, General Secretary, Board of Global Ministries, 2002 Today marks the last of the General Secretary Reports which I shall make as General Secretary of the Board.
I should like to express a word, many words, of gratitude and deep appreciation as well as admiration to you as Directors of the General Board of Global Ministries for your witness and your steadfastness for the mission of this church as expressed through the General Board of Global Ministries. You have never flagged nor weakened in your commitment to the mission of God as expressed through the General Board of Global Ministries.

Source: GBGM Administration
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Date posted: Oct 22, 2002
arrow icon. Resolution on Palestine/Israel: The General Board of Global Ministries 
WHEREAS all life is sacred and precious to God, the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church is deeply pained at the recent atrocities perpetrated on the people of the Holy Land, and the continuing escalation of violence in Palestine and Israel. We are ever present in thought, prayers, words, and actions with all of those who have lost loved ones, for the injured, for those whose home, neighborhoods, schools, medical facilities, and places of worship have been attacked and destroyed.
Source: GBGM Administration
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Date posted: Apr 26, 2002
arrow icon. Council celebrates Nugent’s career as mission board leader 
A group of United Methodists from countries outside the United States surrounded the Rev. Randolph Nugent, placing their hands on him and praying for him.
The moment capped a celebration of Nugent’s 21- year career as head of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. The General Council on Ministries honored him on April 21 during its spring meeting in Oklahoma City.

Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Apr 25, 2002
arrow icon. Budget constraints continue for mission agency 
The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, like many other organizations, benefitted from the robust economy of the late 1990s.
The benefits were so great that the agency authorized $60 million in new mission programs, financed by unrealized capital gains, between 1997 and 1999. Another $12 million was advanced to the Missionary Health Benefit Trust. But the use of capital gains in this way would later prove to be "problematic," according to GBGM treasurer Stephen Feerrar and the current funding shortfall is expected to continue into 2003.

Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Apr 22, 2002
arrow icon. Mission agency urges return to Middle East negotiations 
The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries calls upon all parties involved in the Israeli- Palestinian conflict to look beyond historical animosities, stop all violence and killing and return to negations immediately.
That call, approved during the board’’s April 15- 18 meeting, also urged access for the immediate resumption of humanitarian aid to the area.

Source: United Methodist News Service
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Date posted: Apr 19, 2002
arrow icon. Dr. Nugent Speaks at GBGM Board of Directors' Meeting: 'Our Mission is Urgent'  
Dr. Randolph Nugent, General Secretary gives Address at the Semi-Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors, General Board of Global Ministries, April 16, 2002.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
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Date posted: Apr 17, 2002
arrow icon. Distinguished Service Awards Presented at Mission Board Meeting 
Five individuals were honored for distinguished mission service by the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM) as the April 15-18 semi-annual meeting of the board of Global Ministries got underway Monday in Stamford, Conn
Source: GBGM Press Releases
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Date posted: Apr 16, 2002
arrow icon. Mission Board Welcomes Bermuda Congregation Into United Methodist Church 
In a service of celebration and song, the General Board of Global Ministries officially welcomed a Bermuda Church into The United Methodist Church family.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
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Date posted: Apr 16, 2002
arrow icon. Board of Global Ministries Meets April 15-18 
The semi-annual meeting of the General Board of Global Ministries will be a mixture of business, worship, witness, and celebration when the directors gather in Stamford, Conn., April 15-18.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
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Date posted: Apr 11, 2002