NEWS AND FEATURES
Growing the church in West Africa
GOUABO, Côte d’Ivoire (UMNS) — Why is The United Methodist Church growing in West Africa? One reason evident in Côte d’Ivoire is a commitment to planting new churches. Heather Hahn has the story, and Mike DuBose has the photos.
Singing the gospel in Côte d’Ivoire
Africa University pilots HIV self-testing
MUTARE, Zimbabwe (UMNS) — An HIV self-testing project has allowed Africa University to measure and to promote the use of the self-test kits by students. The program also strengthened the university's network of peer educators and their outreach to other young people from the surrounding area. The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries provided funding through the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area's health board. Eveline Chikwanah reports.
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From church parking lot to home
PLANO, Texas (UMC.org) — Every summer since 2004, Christ United Methodist Church has been helping families become homeowners. The congregation builds a house in the church parking lot and moves it into the community with the helping hands of a thousand volunteers.
Congregation's children, youth create bulletin art
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — At Ellendale United Methodist Church, worshippers can’t wait to see the bulletin. That’s because it’s illustrated with drawings by children and youth that reflect on the Scripture passages, sermon subjects and worship themes. The Rev. Jeff Rudy writes about a project that allowed children to share their gifts weekly.
ʽI’m not leaving the church’
INDIANAPOLIS — Bishop Julius C. Trimble draws on his family’s history and especially his 96-year-old mother’s example in arguing for unity no matter what happens at the 2019 special General Conference in St. Louis.
From ‘church bank’ to change agent
Teen pushes through obstacles to become star athlete
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