NEWS AND FEATURES
Filipino United Methodists condemn latest violence
MANILA, Philippines (UM News) — State terrorism prevails on Negros Island, the Philippines Board of Church and Society said in condemning the latest killings. And Manila Area Bishop Ciriaco Q. Francisco said that the ongoing militarization on Negros is proof of disregard for the sanctity of life. Gladys P. Mangiduyos reports.
Church rises from ashes after 2016 wildfire
LOWER LAKE, Calif. — Community United Methodist Church is rising from the ashes of the 2016 Clayton Wildfire. The church broke ground on a new building Aug. 11. Cate Monaghan has the story.
Northern Illinois Conference
Bishop tours struggling farms
CHICAGO — Bishop Sally Dyck and her cabinet toured farms in the Northern Illinois Conference recently to hear the concerns of farmers. The bishop gathered farmers at each stop to pray for a prosperous harvest and thank those who used earth-friendly farming methods. Anne Marie Gerhardt reports.
Read bishop’s column about the tour
East Ohio Conference
Cooking classes help families thrive
NEWCOMERSTOWN, Ohio — Cooking for a family doesn’t come easy to everyone, so the United Methodist Women chapter at Christ United Methodist Church teaches classes on the skill twice a year. Cooking for the Soul seeks to help build cooking skills and confidence running a household. Brett Hetherington has the story.
Church and Society
Church and Society Fellow applications open
WASHINGTON — The United Methodist Board of Church and Society is taking applications for its fall fellowship program. Alumna Camille Bianca S. “CamCam” Manangan of the Philippines explains why she encourages people to apply by the Sept. 2 deadline.
The Foundation for Evangelism
Grants help young adults heed ministry call
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. — Hannah Smith, who is starting at Duke Divinity School, speaks about the impact of the Foundation for Evangelism’s Grants Impacting Young People. A 2017 grant helped the Wesley campus ministry where she discerned the call to full-time ministry.
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As Hong Kong protests continue, so do prayers
Sierra Leone church expands eye care services
Monday, Aug. 26-Friday, Oct. 4
Online class: Engaging the Bible in rural ministry