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Members of the young adult group of First Korean United Methodist Church in Wheeling, Ill., gather together after a worship service on June 13. Photo by the Rev. Thomas Kim, UM News.

Laity leadership revitalizes church’s young adult ministry

Instead of relying on a pastor to oversee its young adult ministry, First Korean United Methodist Church in Wheeling, Illinois, entrusted it to a devoted and committed volunteer layperson with a calling and vision.
Violence
A United Methodist pastor in Philadelphia, a crime victim herself, has found healing as she minsters to other crime victims in her role as a victim's advocate. Photo by Andrea Ferrario, courtesy of Unsplash.com; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

A mission to help crime victims

The Rev. Myra Maxwell, co-pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in south Philadelphia, also heads up victim support services for the district attorney’s office. She’s already walked in the steps of many of the people she counsels, as a crime victim herself.
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2022 United Methodist annual conference reports

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Violence
After a mass shooting claimed seven lives and injured dozens of others at a Fourth of July parade, Bishop John Hopkins is urging United Methodists to act. “This mass shooting calls us to mourn, pray, remember innocent lives lost, and strengthen our resolve to find ways to address the growing epidemic of gun violence in the United States,” wrote the interim bishop of the Northern Illinois Conference in a statement. Candle image courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by UM News.
After a mass shooting claimed seven lives and injured dozens of others at a Fourth of July parade, Bishop John Hopkins is urging United Methodists to act. Candle image courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by UM News.

Bishop responds to Independence Day shooting

After a mass shooting claimed seven lives and injured dozens of others at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., Bishop John Hopkins is urging United Methodists to act. “This mass shooting calls us to mourn, pray ... and strengthen our resolve to find ways to address the growing epidemic of gun violence."
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