September 27, 2012

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Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors. The people of The United Methodist Church
Thursday, September 27, 2012

"The United Methodist Church, through Tennessee Justice For Our Neighbors, is not only helping these young people but also implementing the biblical mandate to welcome the alien and treat them 'as the citizen among you.''' - The Rev. Joaquin Garcia, Tennessee Annual (regional) Conference.

Helping young adults reach citizenship dream

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - Across the country, United Methodist churches and other faiths are holding free legal clinics to help thousands of young people, brought to the U.S. as children by immigrant parents, to apply for temporary relief from deportation.
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New school brings new hope to Liberia

MOUNT BARCLAY, Liberia (UMNS) - Liberia's newest school began classes Sept. 10 when the New Hope United Methodist Women Elementary School in Mount Barclay officially opened for the academic year.
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Fighting hunger on Oct. 16 and every day

NEW YORK (UMNS) - Church World Service is calling upon Americans to mark World Food Day on Oct. 16 by making the fight to end hunger a regular part of their daily diets. One in seven people go hungry internationally, and one in six struggle with hunger in the United States.

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St. Andrew debuts 2012 Advent devotions

BIG ISLAND, Va. (UMNS) - The Society of St. Andrew is inviting congregations to participate in "Joy to the World!," its 2012 Advent devotion and giving program, based on Luke 1:44. Society of St. Andrew also offers Christmas gift donation cards and a Bible study on hunger.
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Tracing back Methodist roots

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - A professional genealogist has compiled a list on of online archives, records and historical resources related to The United Methodist Church and its predecessor bodies.
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