Evangelism

Evangelism
A solar-powered radio allows Tunui Metuni to listen to Trinity FM while tending his family’s livestock in Samburu County, Kenya. After the closure of schools in 2020 because of COVID-19, the church radio station began broadcasting school programs to children in a local language. Trinity United Methodist Church raised money in the community to donate 200 radio sets to vulnerable families. Photo by Faith Wanjiru, UM News.

Church hits airwaves to reach vulnerable communities

COVID-19 church lockdown births new way of livestreaming worship services and sharing messages of hope, as well as vital information.
Evangelism
World Methodist Evangelism, which celebrates 50 years of ministry this year, is finding new ways to do its work in the realities of a global pandemic. One such initiative is a prayer and fasting program that connects about 1,500 Methodists from around the world via Facebook. Photo by Viktor Forgacs, courtesy of Unsplash.com.

Supporting Wesleyan evangelism amid pandemic

In this time of global pandemic, World Methodist Evangelism continues its 50 years of work equipping people to share Christ’s love across continents.
Evangelism
Rich Peck. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Simone Biles and St. Paul: Expectations vs. outcomes

Olympian Simone Biles and St. Paul excelled while coping with unseen challenges. Their experiences hold lessons for us.
Human Sexuality
Ms. Penny Cost is the drag persona of Isaac Simmons, the first openly queer man to be certified as a candidate for ordination within the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of The United Methodist Church. Simmons serves as project and remote learning coordinator for Hope United Methodist Church in Bloomington, Ill. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ministry candidate preaches in drag to ‘speak in a new way’

Isaac Simmons came upon the idea of merging drag and spirituality through the Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin. "He thought the best way to enact systemic change was through joy and carnival … and drag is over the top and joyous."

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