Archives for November 2014

Scott Brewer named associate general secretary for Administration and Operations

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry General Secretary Kim Cape has announced that Scott Brewer has accepted the position of associate general secretary for Administration and Operations. He begins employment on January 5, 2015.

Ferguson pastors urge peace after grand jury doesn’t indict

On Monday afternoon, Interfaith Partnership, which represents 24 faith traditions in the St. Louis region, issued a statement calling for peace and understanding.

Practicing biblical obedience in a racist nation

“We practice Biblical Obedience in the prejudiced church and we practice Biblical Obedience in the racist nation,” said Berryman. “While moments like these feel like Good Friday, we live with the Christian hope that redemption and resurrection are on the horizon.”

Churches to serve as safe spaces after Ferguson grand jury announcement

After a prayer service outside her church turned violent last month, the Rev. Teresa Danieley, pastor of St. John’s Tower Grove, allowed those trying to escape the demonstrations to enter her church. Now, Danieley and dozens of other clergy members are preparing to once again offer their churches as safe spaces, or sanctuaries.

Church of England formally approves women bishops

Twenty years after women were ordained as priests, the Church of England is set to appoint its first woman bishop by year’s end or at the start of 2015.

Recently Read: Methodist Church Group Gets Faith Tattoos

Would you get a tattoo of the United Methodist cross & flame on your hand? This pastor and a few congregation members got tattoos together that told a story particular to their faith, in order to share with others.

Movie review: The Theory of Everything

The jigsaw puzzle piece is a fitting symbol for marriage, with each person being a different shape as determined by their interests, talents, beliefs and personalities.

GCFA Board Approves Board of Global Ministries Office Relocation

The board of directors for Global Ministries approved this move to further its reach throughout a worldwide United Methodist connection on October 27.

In wake of Ferguson, a bid to make St. Louis a more ‘compassionate’ city

Even before civil unrest surfaced in the region after Officer Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, local leaders were trying to find a way to cultivate more of it.

Imagine What’s NEXT prepares college students to dream, go, do

“I see God’s Holy Spirit pouring itself out everywhere,” said Bishop Minerva Carcaño, Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop in the California-Pacific Conference, who spoke at opening worship of the conference.