Evangelism

Mission and Ministry
Babangida Ibrahim laminates a document at the Northern Nigeria Conference’s computer training center in Gombe, Nigeria. The center has a new solar energy system that is helping the conference and its students save money. Photo by Daniel Garba.

Solar power a game changer for Nigeria computer center

Northern Nigeria Conference decreases tuition fees and increases profits with the installation of solar energy project.
Evangelism
Church members in the Shapure community of Nyanga, Zimbabwe, celebrate the new sanctuary donated to their community by United Methodists from Flekkefjord, Norway. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UMNS.

Norwegians build bridge with Zimbabwe United Methodists

A donation of more than $130,000 helps the Shapure community of Nyanga construct a state-of-the-art sanctuary, drill a borehole and build a pedestrian bridge.
Mission and Ministry
The congregation of Finnsnes United Methodist Church in Finnsnes, Norway, joins passengers from the Hurtigruten commercial ferry in lighting candles in memory of loved ones to celebrate All Saints’ Day. Photo by Lise Løvland.

Norwegian church provides communion at the harbor

All Saints’ Day tradition connects congregation and community, offering people ‘a chance to see holiness in their own everyday lives.’
Local Church
The Rev. Eugene Peterson lectures at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle. The scholar and pastor’s influence extends far beyond his home denomination. 2009 file photo by Clappstar, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Eugene Peterson, Bible popularizer, dies

United Methodists remember the scholar and pastor whose paraphrase The Message, helped millions look at the Bible anew.

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