"This center will provide accommodation for orphaned children until their integration into social life. I ask any man of good will to continue helping these orphans because they are living by donation."— The Rev. Clement Kingombe, district superintendent of the Goma District, on The Advance support for the Goma orphanage.
Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UMNS
NEWS AND FEATURES
Church in Congo puts orphans on path to success
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (UMNS) — Mother Adolphine Olela Okako, a United Methodist and a widow, felt called to help orphaned children living on the streets after wars of rebellion in 1996. She started the Goma Orphanage, welcoming children into her own home and caring for them with support from The United Methodist Church. Philippe Kituka Lolonga reports.
Greater New Jersey Conference
Making buildings assets for mission
NEPTUNE, N.J. — The Greater New Jersey Conference’s property management team, working with its board of trustees, is establishing “Nehemiah Properties” as a means of re-purposing buildings into mission opportunities. Josh Kinney has the story.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Instilling lessons of civil rights era
LAS VEGAS — The late Rev. Marion D. Bennett Sr., a well-known Las Vegas pastor, was one of those who walked with Martin Luther King Jr. The United Methodist minister also taught his daughter, Karen Bennett-Haron, the importance of public service. She became the first black woman appointed to the state’s judicial system in May 2002. Mike Shoro reports.
18 years of caring for creation
MILLINGTON, Tenn. — For the last 18 years, Millington United Methodist Church has observed a “Caring for Creation Sunday” in April. Caryl Rawls writes about why the church focuses on protecting the environment.
Church organizes helicopter egg drop
ATHENS, Tenn. — Trinity United Methodist Church invited the community to the local airport for a special kind of Easter celebration. About 550 people showed up to watch a helicopter drop 150 gallons of candy on the runway. Annette Spence reports.
Here are some of the activities ahead for United Methodists across the connection. If you have a United Methodist event to share, you can add it to the calendar with this submission form.
Sunday, April 8
United Methodist Day at the National Civil Rights Museum
Saturday, April 14
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