NEWS AND FEATURES
Mourners surprised by cut of estate
RIPON, Wisc. (UM News) — Dennis Valstad was a quiet, dedicated Ripon Emmanuel United Methodist Church volunteer who arranged one last good deed that stayed hidden until six weeks after his death — a bequest of $500,000 to be divided among those who attended his funeral. Jim Patterson has the story.
General Council on Finance and Administration
Steve Lambert, general counsel, died Oct. 6
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Steve Lambert, who served as general counsel at the General Council on Finance and Administration since 2014, died Oct. 6. He was 72. Staff from General Council on Finance and Administration and other agencies paid tribute to his contributions. A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. CDT Oct. 19 at Brentwood United Methodist Church in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Great Plains Conference
Bishop preaches ahead NFL game
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. will be the preacher Oct. 13 for a special worship service in the parking lot outside Arrowhead Stadium prior to kickoff of the pro football game. The service is part of a partnership between the Kansas City Chiefs and United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas.
Perkins School of Theology
Conference offers ʽLatinx Public Witness’
DALLAS — A sold-out crowd attended “The Art of Resilience: Latinx Public Witness in Troubled Times,” a two-day conference put on by Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology and Meadows School of the Arts. Theologians, artists, musicians and dramatists shared on a range of subjects, including deportation and immigration.
Memphis and Tennessee Conferences
New annual conference considering name
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — What do you name a ministry area that combines barbecue and hot chicken, Southern soul and country music? Oct. 14 is the deadline to submit possible names for the new conference that will result when the Memphis and Tennessee conferences unite.
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Chicago church hosts Peace Makers’ Sabbath
CHICAGO — More than 200 people spent a breezy Sunday learning about meditation, massage therapy, yoga and tai chi at the Passport 2 Peace event at Maple Park United Methodist Church. Robert Biekman has the story.
Peace as a lifelong vocation
Series: Singing the spirit in Cuba
Monday, Oct. 14-Monday, Dec. 9
Online class: Divinity of Christ in earliest Christianity