Women in Mission: a Protestant Tradition

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Church History
Mike Hickcox is the former director of communications for the Society of St. Andrew and also served as manager of audio initiatives for United Methodist Communications and was director of communications for the New England Conference of The United Methodist Church. Photo by United Methodist Communications.

Share your audio to help preserve United Methodist history

A wealth of church history is contained in audio files in local churches, seminaries and annual conferences. We must act now to save those treasures.
Mission and Ministry
Artist interpretation of the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia in 1793. As the virus sickened thousands, a U.S. founding father turned to two Methodists for help. Print from Bettmann Archives.

Methodists led response in earlier epidemic

When yellow fever sickened thousands in 18th century Philadelphia, a U.S. founding father turned to two pioneering African American church leaders for help.
Global Health
Alice Wasilwa, a registered nurse and maternity clinic manager, attends to a mother and her child during a consultation session at Kopanga Methodist Health Center in Kopanga, Kenya. The United Methodist clinic serves an estimated 1,000 patients per month, providing maternity services including pre- and post-natal care. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Church clinic offers lifeline to impoverished community

Many women travel long distances to access maternity care at United Methodist health center, which also has been designated as an anti-retroviral clinic for HIV patients.