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General Church
United Methodist missionary Tawanda Chandiwana (left foreground) is embraced by Thomas Kemper, head of the denomination’s Board of Global Ministries, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines, after Chandiwana was released from a detention center and allowed to leave the country in July, 2018. The 13 agencies of The United Methodist Church are pursuing further accomplishments in 2019. File photo courtesy of Thomas Kemper, GBGM.

United Methodist agencies: 2018 was productive year

The denomination’s agencies also share priorities for 2019.
Social Concerns
Clergywomen receive leadership training from the Rev. Joseph Bituka during the Kivu Annual Conference in June. Photo by Judith Osongo Yanga, UMNS.

Helping trauma survivors heal in the Congo

Clergywomen learn strategies for leading, evangelizing and counseling faithful in conflict settings.
General Church
The Revs. Pauline Hyekyoung Kang (left) and Motoe Yamada Foor lead the Holy Communion prayer at the opening worship service of the 2018 Ohana Conference. Photo by the Rev. Thomas Kim, UMNS.

Become global leaders, clergywomen told

A challenge given to the 2018 Ohana Conference participants: For Such a Time as This, Put Out into Deep Water.
Theology and Education
The Rev. Mary Elizabeth Moore, dean of Boston University School of Theology, helped lead a Nov. 12-15 colloquy in Boston titled “Missio Dei and the United States: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness.

‘Missio Dei’ proves challenging colloquy topic

Board of Higher Education and Ministry gathers United Methodist bishops, seminary scholars for discussion of God’s mission for the church

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