Mission and Ministry
Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Liberia is among the agencies and programs that will be receiving new grants from the United Methodist Committee on Relief. The hospital will receive $431,042 for the second phase of renovations. 2017 file photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

New UMCOR grants target crisis areas, basic needs

United Methodist relief and development agency assists vulnerable populations with emergency needs but also focuses on preparedness and sustainability projects.
Evangelism
Translators (from left) Katherine Jolly, Maria Sonnleithner and Deborah Detka work together in the German translation booth at the Global Young People’s Convocation in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS.

Translators connect young people at global event

With 40 countries represented and five languages spoken, translators play an important role at United Methodist gathering.
General Agencies
In the Chapel of Reconciliation at the Berlin Wall Memorial, tour guide Christiane Schmidt (right) explains to those gathered how the altarpiece from the original Church of Reconciliation was damaged when the building was blown up by the East German government in 1985. The piece survived the demolition and now hangs in the new chapel. Bishop Rosemarie Wenner of Germany (left) looks on. Photo by Klaus U. Ruof, UMNS.

Berlin trip opens eyes, ears of Church and Society board

Tour of reconciliation chapel at the site of the former Berlin Wall leaves a lasting impression.
Local Church

Thriving Munich church fills new building

A thriving United Methodist Church in Munich, Germany, is filling a brand-new building with children’s programs and activities that bring 500 to 600 people to the church each week.

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