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Small Churches With Big Hearts for Mission 
by Christie R. House
Raising $22,000 for mission in a single event; becoming a second home for refugees; opening a food pantry that keeps 8,000 people in a community from going hungry until their paychecks arrive each month; building and staffing ... (continue)

Focus on Global Ministries:  An Interview with The Rev. Edward W. Paup
by Christie R. House
The Rev. Edward W. Paup announced to the directors of Global Ministries that he would realign the board's staff and organize the agency's work around the Four Areas of Focus adopted by the delegates of the 2008 General Conference: ... (continue)

Brooklyn Church Offers a Warm Welcome to Hundreds of Immigrants 
by Melissa Hinnen
When Pastor Pauline Wardell-Sankoh came to John Wesley United Methodist Church in 2000, she did not realize the extent of passion for immigration justice that had begun to take root a year earlier. The church, with a membership ... (continue)

A Methodist Legacy in Akwesasne 
by Christie R. House
Angie King has lived on the Akwesasne Reservation all her life, as did her parents, and their parents, and as far back as anyone can remember. When asked how many of her eight children, 28 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren ... (continue)

When a Small Church Closes: From Death to Resurrection 
by Mary Beth Coudal
Eight people gathered in the basement of the 115- year-old Myrtle Point United Methodist Church last summer. There was no electricity in the sanctuary. There was no pastor. The church bell was silent.... (continue)

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United Methodist Churches with Fewer than 200 Members 
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Welcome to 2009, a new year, a new quadrennium, and a new look for New World Outlook! As I prepared this issue for press, I realized that 2009 marks New World Outlook's 99th volume—that's 99 years of uninterrupted publication. We hope to continue to make improvements to the print publication over the course of this year and to update New World Outlook's online edition as well. ...(continue)

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