"So then, what name shall we use for God? When Moses asked that exact question, God answered, 'I AM WHO I AM.' In fact, God said, 'This is my name forever' (Exodus 3:13-15)." — The Rev. F. Belton Joyner Jr. on naming God.
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Ask The UMC
What names can be used for God?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The names used for God reflect and shape how Christians think about God. Each name points to a quality that helps people better understand the Holy One. We are encouraged to name God with the many names provided in Scripture and across the course of Christian tradition, writes Ask The UMC, a ministry of United Methodist Communications.
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South Carolina Conference
Hebrew tradition boosts church's fellowship
AYNOR, S.C. — A small-town pastor frustrated with COVID-19's crimp on fellowship opportunities in her community has taken a cue from early Hebrew tradition. The Rev. Kelly Snelgrove, pastor of Aynor United Methodist Church, encouraged her church to embrace the outdoor celebration known as the Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot. Jessica Brodie reports.
The Nyadire Connection
Challenge grant offered for Zimbabwe clinic
PITTSBURGH — Donations are being sought to help rebuild health clinics in Zimbabwe. Up to $25,000 in donations for the Mashambanhaka Clinic will be matched until Dec. 31 by a grant from The United Methodist Foundation of Western Pennsylvania. The Nyadire Connection has scheduled a one-hour Zoom webinar for Dec. 2 that will feature testimonials about how the clinics save and change lives.
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My soul cries for a peaceable family of God
ATLANTA (UM News) — Does the church as a whole really care about dismantling racism? Doing so requires us to truly love God and neighbor, writes Anne E. Streaty Wimberly in a commentary that examines how The United Methodist Church addresses racism.
Video series looks at denomination's future
CHICAGO — The Connectional Table's Emerging Project is launching a video series about the future of The United Methodist Church. In the first video, Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton discusses: "Can General Conference be Virtual?" Bickerton, who leads the New York Conference, is president-elect of the Council of Bishops and represents bishops on the Commission on the General Conference.
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General Council on Finance and Administration
Vanco offers help with digital giving
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanco, a digital giving platform, has renewed its longtime ministry partnership with the General Council on Finance and Administration, the denomination's finance agency. All United Methodist churches that sign up with Vanco by Nov. 30 will receive personalized one-on-one onboarding with a Vanco eGiving specialist.
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