"It’s very important because our message is the message of life." — Lionel Sahuie on the message of the Voice of Hope radio station in Côte d’Ivoire.
Côte d’Ivoire radio station spreads vital information
ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire (UMNS) — The Voice of Hope, a radio ministry of The United Methodist Church, has transmitted vital information about spiritual needs, health and legal matters to more than 1 million people in 18 languages daily across Côte d’Ivoire. Mahalia Smith reports.
Faith helps power radio station
Learning by experience: Ministry with the poor
SAN FRANCISCO (UMNS) — People need to be heard: That’s one thing Laura Barry of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, learned from leaders of Glide Memorial United Methodist Church during a recent training on ministry with the poor. Glide hosted the event, which was sponsored by the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. The Rev. Larry R. Hygh Jr. reports.
Church gets 100-year-old postcards
JACKSON, Tenn. (UMNS) — Jackson First United Methodist recently received mail — from a century ago. Lowell Joerg of Stockton, California, sent the church two postcards this summer that he discovered in an antique store. The cards featured photographs of the church and dated back to 1915. Lane Gardner Camp of the Memphis Conference has the story.
A pastor's plan for peace
WASHINGTON (UMNS) — The Rev. Ande I. Emmanuel is committed to working for peace and job creation in his homeland of Nigeria. He has done extensive preparations and is drawing on resources from his alma mater, Wesley Theological Seminary, and from the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Wesley shares about Emmanuel’s work and bold vision.
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Emory offers online Civil Rights course
ATLANTA (UMNS) — An online course focused on civil rights and nonviolence, taught by activist and former Candler School of Theology distinguished scholar-in-residence Bernard LaFayette Jr., is being offered at United Methodist-related Emory University. “From Freedom Rides to Ferguson: Narratives of Nonviolence in the American Civil Rights Movement” offers an inside look into LaFayette’s experiences as a civil rights activist and leader in the 1960s Civil Rights movement.
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Here are some of the activities ahead for United Methodists across the connection. If you have an item to share, email firstname.lastname@example.org and put Digest in the subject line.
Tuesday, Nov. 3
Webinar "From Local Congregations to Global Outreach: Parish/Faith Community Nursing Health Ministry" — 7 to 8 p.m. EST. This webinar will provide an overview of health ministry and parish/faith community nursing in a congregation, including historical foundations and models as well as planning, starting and growing the ministry. Details.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 3-4
A Journey to North Korea — Boston University School of Theology hosts a series of conversations on North Korea and Korean immigrant theology. Andrew Sung Park, professor of Theology and Ethics at United Theological Seminary, will talk with School of Theology clinical assistant professor Choi Hee An about her book, “A Postcolonial Self: Korean Immigrant Theology and Church.” The film "People Are the Sky: A Journey to North Korea" will be shown Nov. 3, followed by a conversation with the director, Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, and Bishop Hee-Soo Jung, bishop of the Wisconsin Conference of The United Methodist Church. Details.