“She texted back just two words: ‘Please come.’” — The Rev. Robin Wilson, recalling a hospital chaplain’s request for pastoral care help after a deadly tornado hit Lee County, Alabama.
Pastors became counselors after deadly tornado
OPELIKA, Ala. (UMNS) — Ash Wednesday gatherings at United Methodist churches in east Alabama became services of remembrance for 23 people killed in a massive March 3 tornado. Just after the twister hit, United Methodist clergy formed a crisis counseling team at the local hospital. Sam Hodges reports.
Church empowers rural women in Zimbabwe
MUTASA-NYANGA, Zimbabwe (UMNS) — United Methodist church-sponsored projects including beekeeping, small-scale farming and craft making are helping rural women in Zimbabwe survive the struggling economy. Kudzai Chingwe has the story.
World Council of Churches
Using ministry to aid North, South Korea peace
SEOUL, South Korea — A March 4-5 seminar explored how diaconal ministry contributes to the reconciliation and peace work of the global church, and promoted exchange and cooperation among churches in North and South Korea.
Greater New Jersey Conference
Joining other faith groups for ‘day of action’
HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. — A meal- and toiletry-packing project in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. united volunteers from First United Methodist Church of Hightstown with Muslims, Jews, Baha’is and Hindus. Josh Kinney reports.
Gas station being converted for student use
CLAREMORE, Okla. — Students at Rogers State University will soon have a new gathering place. Two churches, including First United Methodist Church of Claremore, are converting an old gas station for student use. Amenities will include Wi-Fi, free laundry machines and furniture. Paris Holmes reports.
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Quezon City Philippines East Annual Conference