Theology and Education

Worship
A wreath with three lit candles marks the third week of Advent. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: What do the candles in our Advent wreath mean?

The candles mark the weeks of Advent during a time of anticipation.
Mission and Ministry
Children ages 3-7 attend the new Magooli Academy for Children in Lugala, Uganda. United Methodist deacon Joseph Zalambi of Grace United Methodist Church-Magooli opened the preschool to help orphaned and vulnerable children. Photo by Vivian Agaba, UM News.

Deacon opens school for vulnerable children in Uganda

United Methodist Magooli Academy brings quality education closer to home for young orphans, other needy kids in eastern Uganda.
Theology and Education
At the time of Jesus, cremation was widely practiced by the Romans, but rarely by Jews and Christians because of their belief that the bodies of believers would one day be physically resurrected. Photo by MaryW, courtesy of Pixabay.

Ask the UMC: How does the church view cremation, organ donation?

Find out the history of cremation from a Christian viewpoint and the church's stance today.
Mission and Ministry
Marian Sao Ensah, a new graduate of the Bo Women’s Training Center, works with a team of tailors at Old Railway Line in Bo, Sierra Leone. Ensah, a single mother of four, said the skills training she received has made it easier for her to provide for her children. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Training center transforms lives in Sierra Leone

Women put tailoring skills to work after graduating from new Bo center, helping them to provide for their families.

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