NEWS AND FEATURES
South Georgia Conference
United Methodists turn container into clinic
HAZLEHURST, Ga. — Working with the Rev. Bobby Gale of Unto the Least of His ministry, Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church’s youth group has built an obstetrics and gynecology clinic out of a shipping container. The clinic is bound for Ghana. Kara Witherow has the story.
Council of Bishops
Bishops congratulate Biden and Harris
WASHINGTON — As they have for previous new presidents, United Methodist bishops sent congratulations to new President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. “We pray that President Biden and Vice President Harris will embrace the core values of their election to serve all people regardless of their political views,” the bishops said.
United Methodists occupy House of Blues
DALLAS — The latest campus of Highland Park United Methodist Church is in the House of Blues, a music venue. Those attending Sunday morning services at Highland Park’s new Uptown Church site pass by statues of Jake and Elwood Blues, of Blues Brothers fame. Byron Harris reports.
Boston School of Theology names new dean
BOSTON — Boston School of Theology has named G. Sujin Pak as its new dean, making her the second woman to hold that position following outgoing dean Mary Elizabeth Moore. Pak, a United Methodist lay preacher, was previously vice dean at Duke University’s Divinity School.
Church and Society
UN-related event looks at gender equality
NEW YORK — The United Methodist Board of Church and Society will co-host a virtual gathering with a focus on how faith actors and institutions can work with governments, the United Nations and civil society to achieve gender equality, equity and justice. The free event on Zoom and YouTube will begin at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern time on Jan. 26.
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Lewis Center for Church Leadership
Leading during turbulent times
WASHINGTON — Amid all the challenges churches face in this time of pandemic and economic distress, the tragic events at the U.S. Capitol require United Methodists’ best leadership. Lewis Center leaders the Rev. Doug Powe, Ann A . Michel and the Rev. Lovett H. Weems Jr. outline ways church leaders can respond to the fallout from ongoing political upheaval.
Retired pastor starts online ‘Doubter’s Parish’
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