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Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Wayne Dickert guides a raft down the Nantahala River near Bryson City, N.C. A 1996 U.S. Olympic kayaker and pastor of Bryson City United Methodist Church, Dickert has conducted riverside services beside the Nantahala for the past 15 years. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ministry on the river celebrates 15 years

The Rev. Wayne “Wayner” Dickert, a 1996 U.S. Olympic kayaker and pastor, runs a riverside worship service in North Carolina. Their collection money supports clean water projects in Haiti.
Local Church
A volunteer holds an umbrella for a woman at Crosspoint, a United Methodist church in Niceville, Fla. Ninety percent of the congregation at its South Crestview campus volunteers in some capacity. Video image courtesy of Crosspoint via Vimeo by UM News.

Volunteerism is a priority at Florida church

More than 90% of church attendees at the South Crestview location of Crosspoint, a United Methodist Church in Florida, do volunteer work, motivated by an associate pastor with endless enthusiasm for ministry.
Mission and Ministry
Tackilar Mawoneke holds one of the chickens she received in a partnership between United Methodists in Zimbabwe’s Makoni Buhera District and Indiana’s Northwest District. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Sisters in ministry nurture one another

United Methodists in Zimbabwe’s Makoni Buhera District and Indiana’s Northwest District share food, prayer support and the blessing of friendship.