Mission and Ministry

Faith Stories
Jay Weaver, a founding member of popular Christian band Big Daddy Weave and a lifelong United Methodist, passed away from complications of COVID-19 on Jan 2. Photo courtesy of St. Paul United Methodist Church via Facebook.

Remembering Jay Weaver of Big Daddy Weave

The lifelong United Methodist was a founding member of the popular Christian music group. He passed away due to complications from COVID-19.
Disaster Relief
Typhoon Odette caused massive damage to Surigao City in the northern part of Mindanao in the Philippines in December 2021. With many homes destroyed, people continue sheltering in local churches, day care centers, municipal buildings, schools and sports facilities. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Coast Guard via Wikipedia.

Filipino churches step up after super typhoon

Church leaders and groups are reaching out to survivors after a deadly December storm killed more than 400, destroyed homes and damaged crops in the Philippines.
Theology and Education
A 2022 edition of the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible updates language, grammar and punctuation aimed at increasing the Bible's accuracy. Image by Canva.

Update aims to make Bible translation more accurate

A 2022 edition of the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible updates language, grammar and punctuation aimed at increasing the Bible's accuracy.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. César Lodiha Akoka visits with one of the widows he is assisting through his Volunteers in Mission club started at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

Pastor passes along blessings to orphans, widows

The many times God answered his prayers led the Rev. César Lodiha Akoka to start the first Volunteers in Mission club in his home of Kinshasa, Congo.

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