Ukraine: Support for the Uprooted

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Evangelism
About 30 young people from Albania, Macedonia and Serbia gathered for the second United Methodist Regional Youth Camp in the coastal area of Spille, Albania. A sunset visit to the beach turned into an impromptu worship service for as those in attendance gathered in a circle and “praised the Lord.” Photo by Danail Ristovski, Skopje/Macedonia.

Youth camp bridges divide in tense region

From the outside, this camp may look like any other, but it has brought together youth from three countries fraught with political tension and hostility.
Social Concerns
East Africa Bishop Daniel Wandabula stands with others outside Kayole St. John's United Methodist Church in Nairobi, Kenya, where he has launched the opening of The United Methodist Church Savings and Credit Co-Operative Society, the first church-based financial institution in the East Africa episcopal region. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

United Methodist credit union opens in East Africa

Co-operative society in Kenya aims to promote a savings culture and provide affordable credit to members and stakeholders.
General Church
Leaders of the Reform and Renewal Coalition, a group of unofficial traditionalist advocacy groups, pose with bishops from Africa and Europe, after a closed-door meeting in which the leaders and central conference bishops discussed the denomination’s situation and possible future. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Traditionalists, bishops talk church future

Leaders of traditionalist advocacy groups held a listening session with bishops from Africa, Europe and the Philippines. Church separation was on the table.