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Evangelism
The Rev. Lev Shults plays a traditional horn in the Senate of the Czech Republic during the International Bible Championships. Shults is pastor of Agape United Methodist Church, a Russian-speaking church among 23 local parishes of The United Methodist Church in Czechia. Photo by Urs Schweizer, Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe.

Prague pastor goes ‘where God sends me’

Among the 23 local United Methodist churches in the Czech Republic is one Russian-speaking church. What does it mean for its pastor to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world?
Local Church
The Rev. Frances Helen Foley Guest speaks at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., after receiving a distinguished alumni award in June 2002. The three and a half years she spent in a Japanese prison camp with her missionary parents helped shape her ministry. File photo by Kenneth J. Guest.

For this pastor, storytelling became a ministry

The late Rev. Frances Helen Guest used her early experience in a Japanese prison camp to create a lifetime ministry promoting peace and justice.
General Church
Jorge João Novo lifts a wooden pole into place to help secure an emergency tarp over his home after the roof was peeled off by Cyclone Idai in Buzi, Mozambique. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

2019: The year in UM News photos

The year 2019 was an eventful one for The United Methodist Church. Photographers from UM News, the denomination's official news service, documented a year in the life of United Methodism worldwide.
General Church
Photo by Myriam Zilles, courtesy of Pixabay

2019: Remembering church newsmakers

United Methodists this year marked the passing of a revered hymn composer, a beloved Zimbabwean lay leader and a man who used his funeral to bless his community.

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