Archives for November 2013

Press Release: Stop Hunger Now and the Bishop’s Spouse’s Association of the UMC partner to fight hunger

Stop Hunger Now and the Bishop’s Spouse’s Association of the United Methodist Church are Joining Forces in the Fight Against Hunger Stop Hunger Now and the Bishop’s Spouse’s Association of the United Methodist Church are joining forces in the fight against hunger. More than 40 volunteers will package meals for the world’s hungry on November […]

Press Release: Whites’s Chapel UMC presents “Born In Me”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     Contact: Christine Finnegan 214-566-8764 WHITE’S CHAPEL PRESENTS ITS ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA BORN IN ME – DECEMBER 14 AND 15 Southlake, TX — White’s Chapel United Methodist Church is honored to announce the dates, December 14 and 15, of its annual “Born in Me,” a theatrical and inspirational celebration of Jesus Christ’s […]

Aging Well: A tribute to a veteran and servant of God

Every Friday morning you can find ninety-three year-old Ed Frazier at the Helping Hands food pantry in his hometown of Rockwall, Texas.  The former Air Force pilot is on another mission in the late years of his life. Instead of flying a Thunderbolt or an F-86, he is organizing food donations so that area families […]

Bishop Wenner challenges Council to engage in “Laganda”

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. — Bishop Rosemarie Wenner, President of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, drew on the example of the women’s soccer team from her home of Germany to challenge the Council of Bishops this morning. The German team used a Swedish word — Laganda — to describe their recent success, a word which […]

Press Release: MTSO’s Schooler Institute on Preaching features Mark Kelly Tyler

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MTSO’s Schooler Institute on Preaching features Mark Kelly Tyler Rev. Dr. Mark Kelly Tyler will lead the Schooler Institute on Preaching Feb. 10 and 11 at Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 3081 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio. Tyler is senior pastor of the historic Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia and a fully […]

Press Release: Grants help prevent malaria in South Sudan

Imagine No Malaria United Methodist Committee on Relief FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 8, 2013 Grants Helps Prevent Malaria in South Sudan United Methodists fund education, training and medicine Nashville, Tenn.: Thanks to two first-time grants, vulnerable people in malaria endemic South Sudan will get the training and medicine needed to prevent deaths from malaria. Imagine No […]

5 churchy phrases that are scaring off millennials

This came out earlier this week and you may have already seen it, but Addie Zierman unpacks 5 phrases that are leading millennial generation folk (those born between 1980 and 1995) to run away from the church: You’ve heard us say that we like Jesus but not the church, and it’s not because we’re trying to […]

Philadelphia Clergy issue statement

PHILADELPHIA, Penn — The clergy leaders who presided at the celebration of a same-sex marriage in Philadelphia have issued a statement explaining their reasoning behind defying the United Methodist church law forbidding clergy from participating in such ceremonies. The service was held this past Saturday, November 9, at the Arch Street United Methodist Church. “We […]

Recently Read: Ministers defy church by presiding at same-sex union

PHILADELPHIA, Penn — Some 50 United Methodist ministers defied the United Methodist Church’s (UMC) proscriptions against participating in ceremonies celebrating same-sex unions yesterday in a service at the Arch Street UMC in Philadelphia, PA. This service was announced to be a statement of solidarity with the Rev. Frank Schaefer, who is facing a church trial […]

Council of Bishops meet next week at Lake Junaluska

NASHVILLE, Tenn — In a press release issued yesterday, the United Methodist Council of Bishops announced their next gathering will be next week from November 10-15, 2013 at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in North Carolina. The Council of Bishops—made up of 46 active bishops in the United States, 20 bishops in Europe, […]