Young People

Congregations
Early childhood teacher Ruth Nemakanga helps Patience Chipakatira learn to use a desktop computer at the United Methodist Hartzell Central Primary School in Mutare, Zimbabwe. A grant from the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries funded 10 desktop computers that will serve 173 students. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Hartzell school embraces new technology

Thanks to a United Methodist Global Ministries grant, 10 desktop computers enhance teaching and learning for 173 young students.
Local Church
The Rev. Nathan Webb is pastor of Checkpoint Church, which was designed to be exclusively virtual. The church utilizes social media platforms Twitch, Discord and YouTube to build community. Screenshot courtesy of Checkpoint Church via YouTube.

‘Church for nerds’ builds community without a building

As churches in the pandemic era have gotten creative with virtual worship, Checkpoint Church was designed to be exclusively virtual. They don’t even have a building.
Mission and Ministry
Youth and adults from Oregon United Methodist Church and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, both in Oregon, Ill., repair the porch on a home in Tracy City, Tenn. The team volunteered with Mountain T.O.P., a ministry that serves families in the Cumberland Mountain region of southeast Tennessee. Photo by the Rev. Thomas Kim, UM News.

Youth group strives to be ‘hope, love, light’ to neighbors

After missing its 2020 mission trip, a youth group from a tiny town in northern Illinois traveled to Tennessee for a rural service project.
Worship
Loice Namatai Chinyerere (left) and Taziwa Brian Mbwizhu sing during the launch of their album at 7 Arts Avondale, a music venue in Harare, Zimbabwe. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Young musicians praise God and share their faith

Three Zimbabweans with United Methodist roots enrich their church as they pursue and nurture their love of music.

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