Mission and Ministry

Social Concerns
Participants of the Fourth Roundtable for Peace on the Korean Peninsula make a sign of love with their fingers. The event, hosted by the Korean Methodist Church, The United Methodist Church and the World Methodist Council, was held Aug. 28-29 at the Ambassador Hotel and Kwanglim Methodist Church in Seoul, South Korea. Photo by the Rev. Thomas E. Kim, UM News.

Faith leaders advocate for peace and reunification of Koreas

The Fourth Roundtable for Peace on the Korean Peninsula, hosted by the Korean Methodist Church, The United Methodist Church and the World Methodist Council, was held Aug. 28-29 in Seoul, South Korea.
Theology and Education
Members of the Mutare District’s women’s organization celebrate the group’s unwavering commitment to education during their district conference at Hilltop United Methodist Church in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Representatives from urban and rural circuits highlighted their accomplishments in establishing scholarship programs and providing educational opportunities to underprivileged children. Photo by Priscilla Muzerengwa, UM News.

Empowering marginalized children through education

Zimbabwe women’s group aims to transform lives, communities through scholarship program.
Worship
 Bishop Joel Martínez blesses the elements of Holy Communion during opening worship at the 2011 MARCHA meeting at the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ask The UMC: What belongs on the Lord's table?

The Lord's table is set apart for the celebration of the sacrament of Holy Communion. Only what is needed to celebrate the sacrament or, if customary, does not distract from it belongs on the Lord's table.
Local Church
Memorial United Methodist Church’s bike ministry helps furnish children and adults in the community with bicycles. Image by bOred, courtesy of Pixabay.

Bike ministry on a roll

Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church’s bike ministry began 16 years ago as a summer outreach to help youth learn to repair their bikes. But those events showed church leaders how many children didn’t have bikes and how many adults would benefit from them as well.

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