NEWS AND FEATURES
Effort underway to restock library after fire
MUTARE, Zimbabwe (UM News) — After fire gutted parts of United Methodist Hartzell High School last year, the school’s former students wanted to help. The Hartzell Old Student Association set its sights on restocking the library, which lost an estimated 40,000 books. Kudzai Chingwe reports.
Great Plains Conference
Megachurch began in funeral home
LEAWOOD, Kan. — The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection had its start 30 years ago in a funeral home. It has become the best-attended church in the denomination. Todd Seifert’s latest “In Layman’s Terms” podcast features the Rev. Adam Hamilton and other key leaders of the church.
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Hiwassee lacked ‘management oversight’
MADISONVILLE, Tenn. — An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office found that the now-closed Hiwassee College had operating deficiencies related to “a lack of management oversight and inadequate maintenance of accounting records.” The United Methodist-related college closed in 2019 after the board of trustees determined the college’s financial struggles were insurmountable. Robert Holder reports.
UM News: Hiwassee College closing
7-day prayer vigil and fast for voting
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century is holding a seven-day prayer gathering and fast for voting that began Oct. 26. The group is challenging pastors and clergy leaders to strive to have a 100% voting congregation. Join in prayer at 7:14 a.m. U.S. Central time and, if possible, then fast until 7:14 p.m. The prayers are via Zoom or Facebook.
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National Justice for Our Neighbors
Monologues present immigrant experiences
ANNANDALE, Va. — Four leaders of Justice for Our Neighbors will present monologues written by undocumented immigrants at 8 p.m. U.S. Eastern time Oct. 28 on Facebook. The presentation is intended to encourage understanding and thoughtful engagement on the challenges and contributions of immigrants in the U.S.
General Council on Finance and Administration
Webinar looks at church technology challenges
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The General Council on Finance and Administration will host a webinar with Subsplash on strategies for common church administration and technology frustrations. The webinar is scheduled for 10 a.m. U.S. Central time Oct. 27. Subsplash is a United Methodist ministry partner that offers churches digital giving and livestreaming tools.
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Bishop calls for dialogue on police reform in Nigeria
Wednesday, Oct. 28
Dismantling Racism panel examines intersectionality
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