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|Wednesday, February 13, 2013|
Arsonists torch four neighboring churches
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - It is tragic when fire is deliberately set at one church. When this happens in four neighboring United Methodist churches in less than three weeks, it is incomprehensible. However, that is what occurred between Dec. 22, 2012, and Jan. 10, 2013, in the Western North Carolina Annual (regional) Conference. In the second of a four-part series on churches damaged by fires, United Methodist News Service reports on how that conference deals with the losses and challenges.
Take 'A Lenten Journey'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - Reflect personally on the 40 days of Lent through photos and singing of "Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown" in a special presentation called "A Lenten Journey." The Rev. Romeo del Rosario, a United Methodist missionary, sings the lyrics. Photographs were taken by United Methodist News Service photographers Mike DuBose and Kathleen Barry.
Share your Lenten introspections
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - Whatever your practices as we enter this season of Lent, Rethink Church invites you to join a photo-a-day challenge and share with the community how you perceive each word or phrase for the day.
Surviving Sandy in Cuba
EASTERN CUBA (UMNS) - When asked to tell a story from his visit to Cuba shortly after Hurricane Sandy swept through the Caribbean nation last October, the Rev. Juan Vera, former bishop of Puerto Rico and a disaster response consultant for the United Methodist Committee on Relief, finds it hard to stop at just one.
Chuck Knows Church: Ash Wednesday
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - Ever seen a little smudge mark on someone's forehead as they walk out of church? That's a sign of the cross and it means it's Ash Wednesday during Lent. Chuck tells you about this important worship service!
UMCOR's Hazelwood to take Memphis post
MEMPHIS (UMNS) - The Rev. Tom Hazelwood has been named director of connectional ministries for the Memphis Annual (regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church. Hazelwood, now head of disaster response for the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America for the United Methodist Committee on Relief, will take office in Memphis June 1.
Wesley celebrates Black History Month
WASHINGTON (UMNS) - United Methodist-related Wesley Theological Seminary will celebrate African-American History Month with a series of special chapel services, lectures and events throughout the month of February. On Feb. 19, Wesley will examine the impact and legacy of the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. with a full day of special events.
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