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Theology and Education
Theocracy Tasweranadzo, 10, raises his hand in class at Munyarari Primary School in Mutare, Zimbabwe. A former student at The United Methodist Church’s mission school has created a scholarship program for the three best students in each class. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Mission school alumnus gives students a boost

Now a prominent businessman, Isaiah Musabayana launched a scholarship program for students at two United Methodist mission schools he attended in the mid-1980s.
Mission and Ministry
The Revs. Daniel Mutidzawanda (right) and Zebediah Marewangepo pray over the first portion of the harvest, which is given to God, at Chisipiti United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Zimbabwe United Methodists share bounty

Members of the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area embrace the concept of “first fruits,” giving the initial produce of the harvest to God and the church.
General Church
An excerpt from a map detailing the Central Conferences Europe shows the Central and Southern Europe Central Conference (in red), the Germany Central Conference (in green), and the Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference, which contains the Eurasia Episcopal Area and the Nordic and Baltic Episcopal Area (in orange and blue respectively). Map courtesy of UMC.org.

Ukrainians may be moved from Russian bishop's area

Moscow-based Bishop Eduard Khegay strongly opposes an effort by some European United Methodists to move Ukraine-Moldova Provisional Annual Conference from his episcopal area.