Making discipleship a 'contact sport'
INDIANAPOLIS (UMNS) — To follow Christ, get off the sidelines and onto the field. Some 600 United Methodist Men heard variations of this call and put it into action throughout the group's 12th National Gathering. Heather Hahn reports on the event with the theme "Discipleship: The Contact Sport."
Reformation exhibition includes United Methodists
WITTENBERG, Germany (UMNS) — The United Methodist Church of Germany has organized a booth from July 11-17 at the World Reformation Exhibition in Wittenberg, Germany. Wittenberg is the city where Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of a church 500 years ago, setting off the Protestant Reformation. Klaus U. Ruof reports.
Preparing for disaster in the Philippines
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines (UMNS) — In an effort to strengthen communication during times of crisis in the Philippines, a Disasters and Emergency Preparedness Program was held in Cebu. The event focused on utilizing offline communication tools such as ham radio. Mildred Arce has the story.
MARCHA to meet in Dallas
DALLAS — MARCHA, United Methodism’s Hispanic/Latino caucus, will meet Aug. 10-13 in Dallas, at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology. Discussion topics include human sexuality and the sanctuary movement. Regular registration closes July 11.
For information and to register
Assisting domestic workers in Hong Kong
ATLANTA — Mission for Migrant Workers, an organization supported by the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, offers a safe haven for migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong who often are abused. Ivy Couch has the story for Global Ministries.
Syrian refugee: United Methodists 'represent Jesus'
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (Interpreter) — Syrian refugee Abdul Alargha, whose family was helped with resettlement by members of Morrow Memorial United Methodist Church, said he believes "these United Methodists I have met represent Jesus himself. We found open arms here." Josh Kinney has the story for Interpreter magazine.
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.
Wednesday, July 19-Tuesday, Oct. 10
One New Habit, One Big Goal: Change Your Life in 12 Weeks — This online course will help students create a positive habit or set a goal that can be achieved in 12 weeks. Whether it is developing a spiritual practice, starting an exercise program or getting started on writing a book, this course from United Methodist BeADisciple.com can help. Students will learn and apply a proven, seven-step process to achieve a goal or develop a habit. This course is eligible for 3.0 CEUs. Details
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