NEWS AND FEATURES
Struggling families find shelter in small tents
TIJUANA, Mexico (UMNS) — In a neighborhood known for drugs, prostitution and gritty bars, immigrants crossing into Mexico are finding safety in a nonprofit shelter. Members of Iglesia Metodista Nuevo Pacto in Playas de Tijuana, a congregation of the Methodist Church of Mexico, volunteer at the center. Kathy L. Gilbert has the story and Mike DuBose has the photos.
Norway-Zimbabwe partnership aids rural education
RUSAPE, Zimbabwe (UMNS) — A Chabadza partnership between Norwegian and Zimbabwean United Methodists is branching out to non-United Methodist entities. The latest endeavor is construction of a state-of-the-art library and computer laboratory at rural Nyamidzi Secondary School. Kudzai Chingwe has the story.
Alabama-West Florida Conference
Bishop Graves: ‘Let’s focus on ministry’
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Bishop David W. Graves is entering his third year as leader of the Alabama-West Florida Conference. Mary Catherine Phillips talks to him about developing the conference’s priorities and preparing for the special General Conference.
General Council on Finance and Administration
Foundation gets new name
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The board of the United Methodist Church Foundation unanimously elected to change the name of the organization to Foundation Investment Management. By strategically focusing solely on institutional investing, Foundation Investment Management aims to provide personalized service not found at larger management entities, while still providing excellent returns that support ministry.
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Commission on the Status and Role of Women
Board lauds sexual ethics resources
CHICAGO — The board of directors of the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women celebrated new resources and ongoing trainings available for local churches and conferences during the directors’ Sept. 13-15 meeting at First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple.
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I am United Methodist ... even though
INDIANAPOLIS — Bishop Julius C. Trimble, who leads the Indiana Conference, explains why he is United Methodist “even though every day is not sunny.”
Giving thanks in New Bern
African bishops reaffirm stance on marriage, vow to maintain unity
Thursday, Sept. 27-Sunday, Sept. 30
General assembly of directors of young adults of the Western Angola Conference