NEWS AND FEATURES
Bishops seek special offering for migrants
CHICAGO (UMNS) — With more people on the move globally than ever before, the Council of Bishops is urging extra support for The United Methodist Church’s work with migrants. The kind of support bishops have in mind will require approval from General Conference and other church decision-makers. Heather Hahn reports.
Hearing set for church’s sanctuary guest
ST. PAUL, Minn. (UMNS) — An immigration hearing for a Connecticut man who has lived in sanctuary at First and Summerfield United Methodist Church in New Haven since December 2017 is set for May 14 at the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Nelson Pinos, a native of Ecuador who has lived in the U.S. for nearly 30 years, has three children who are U.S. citizens. Linda Bloom reports.
Native American Comprehensive Plan
Native United Methodists join UN forum
NEW YORK — Native United Methodists attended the recent United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to help advocate for the preservation of indigenous languages. “We lose one indigenous language every two-and-a-half weeks worldwide,” said the Rev. Chebon Kernell, executive director of the Native American Comprehensive Plan. Ginny Underwood has the story.
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Methodist Kitchen staff hangs up aprons
LYONS, Neb. — The Methodist Kitchen has been feeding Burt County fairgoers since 1945. Overall, it has been a “wonderful experience,” says Bev Preston of Memorial United Methodist Church, “but times change and things evolve.” Jessica Crimmins reports.
Graduates add Cross and Flame to caps and gowns
MCKENZIE, Tenn. — Eight students who graduated from Bethel University displayed their participation in the Bethel Wesley Foundation by wearing red graduation ropes and tassels with a United Methodist Cross and Flame charm. The Bethel Wesley campus ministry was first officially recognized by the school in 2016.
General Conference Commission
GC2020 seeks liturgists
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The 2020 General Conference worship design team is seeking United Methodists to take an active role in the worship experience at the denomination's top legislative assembly by writing liturgy, prayers, calls to worship and litanies. The 2020 meeting will take place May 5-15, 2020, in Minneapolis.
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