Dr. Bill McElvaney, social justice crusader, dies

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Dr. Bill McElvaney, one of North Texas’ most revered retired pastors, died August 24, 2014.

A Higher Law

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The higher law tradition will always be something beyond the grasp of political fad and seasonal abusers of human rights. Thank God for that. I mean it. Thank God for that. This thread of political thinking is not held hostage to either reactionary right or trendy left.

UMC Street View: FUMC of Hartford, AL offers community tutoring

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Hartford First United Methodist is moving a tutoring program from its campus into the community hoping to make it more accessible beyond its own membership.

GBHEM and GBOD renew and expand e-readers for theological education agreement

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A pilot project to provide e-readers loaded with theological texts has proven so successful that GBHEM General Secretary Kim Cape and GBOD General Secretary Tim Bias renewed their joint agreement, continuing this interagency collaboration until December 2016.

UMC Street View: Redlands FUMC hosts photography exhibit

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Redlands Camera Club members are exhibiting photographs in an exhibit in the gathering area gallery of Redlands First United Methodist church through Oct. 28.

Bishop Martin McLee passes away

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With deep sorrow, we announce that Bishop Martin D. McLee, Resident Bishop of the New York Annual Conference, entered eternal rest this afternoon — Saturday, September 6, 2014.

Will Frank Shaefer’s reinstatement be overturned?

The United Methodist Judicial Council will hear an appeal for a church trial case in which Frank Schaefer had his clergy credentials returned after being defrocked for violating church law on gay marriage.

UMC Street View: Graysville UMC restores community walking path

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Northwest GA News reports that local church Graysville UMC has recently completed restorative work on a community walking track. The track is now open to the public.

GCFA approves changes to retiree medical costs

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The General Council on Finance and Administration’s board on Aug. 22 approved changes to retirees’ plan that members hope will bring some consistency in pricing and reduce retirees’ expenses.

FUMC Midland, TX, brings Cuban pastor to establish Hispanic ministry

“We wanted to do this because there is a rapidly growing Spanish-speaking and English-speaking Hispanic population growing in Midland.

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