December 06, 2013

"One of the things we experienced early on in the midst of change was (wanting) everybody to be OK with the change. But no matter what you do, somebody's not going to like it. We just had to stay focused on the mission." - The Rev. Junius Dotson, senior pastor, Saint Mark's United Methodist Church, Wichita, Kansas.

Remembering Nelson Mandela: 1918-2013

JOHANNESBURG (UMNS) - Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and an icon of resistance against oppression, had connections to Methodism throughout his life. He died at the age of 95 Dec. 5 in his home.
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Finding the true meaning of Christmas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - Is it time for you to simplify your Christmas holidays and focus on what's really important about this festive time of year? Rethink Church offers some ways to help.
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Advent resources closer than you think

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - If you need help planning Advent services, check out the resources United Methodist Communications has to offer.
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Saving a slowly dying church

WICHITA, Kan. (UMNS) - An "Elijah/Elisha" merger has given new life to one struggling congregation and a new mission to another with resources to help. Susan Cooper, associate communications director for the Kansas West Annual (regional) Conference, reports what happened when United Methodists searched for a way to solve a challenge.
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MichiganHispanic Plan is "Spirit-powered"

DETROIT (UMNS) - The Detroit and the West Michigan annual conferences are well on their way in planting Hispanic ministries. Kay DeMoss, MIConnect editor-writer, recaps what has happened and what's ahead.
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Chuck Knows Church: Potlucks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - Why are potluck meals so popular in churches? Chuck explains.
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Nashville pastor reaches national audience

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - The Rev. Davis Chappell, senior pastor of Brentwood United Methodist Church near Nashville, is the featured speaker Dec. 8, the second Sunday of Advent, on "Day 1" with host Peter Wallace, the nationally syndicated ecumenical radio program also accessible online at Day1.org.


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