NEWS AND FEATURES
General Conference postponed until 2022
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — General Conference organizers announced that the denomination’s top lawmaking assembly — long postponed by pandemic — must wait to meet another year. The global gathering is now scheduled for Aug. 29-Sept. 6, 2022, in Minneapolis. At the same time, the Council of Bishops has announced a special one-day General Conference on May 8 to deal with a limited agenda. Heather Hahn reports.
Discipleship’s top executive dies of cancer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — The Rev. Junius B. Dotson, the top executive of Discipleship Ministries, died late Feb. 24, less than a month after announcing his battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 55. Heather Hahn has an obituary.
Alabama-West Florida Conference
Church key to mass vaccination site
OPELIKA, Ala. — After working on tornado recovery, Auburn United Methodist Church staff and members have moved onto another task. They are volunteering at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site. Kari Barlow has the story.
Global Ministries helps hurricane survivors
ATLANTA — The 2020 hurricane season produced 13 hurricanes and 30 named storms, many of them battering Central America. The United Methodist Committee on Relief helped with a series of emergency grants. Christie R. House has the story.
Caring for vulnerable migrants as they cross Central America
Dayton Daily News
Artist paints mural from fond church memories
DAYTON, Ohio — Shirley Tucker used her passion for creative expression and serving youth to create a painting for the church in which she was raised. Tucker and youth from a county juvenile court program painted a mural at Dixon United Methodist Church. India Duke has the story.
Applications open for discipleship program
SULLIVAN, Wis. — Epworth League, a young adult ministry, plans to have a Discipleship Intensive program from May 29 to Aug. 22 on its farm in southeast Wisconsin. Participants will live in community and join in Bible studies, small groups and outreach. The ministry has funds to cover the costs for 10 young adults ages 18-25.
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Church’s future again a hot topic
Cyclone survivors receive new houses
Sunday, March 14
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