South Georgia Episcopal Area

Mission and Ministry
The candles on the altar at First United Methodist Church in Opelika, Ala. represent the 23 people killed in a March 3 tornado that hit Lee County, Ala. The remembrance service was held on Ash Wednesday. Photo courtesy First United Methodist Church, Opelika.

Pastors became counselors after deadly tornado

'Please come,' hospital chaplain told United Methodist clergywoman in Opelika, Alabama.
Mission and Ministry
An early response team from Pierce Chapel United Methodist Church in Midland, Ga., pauses from their work in cleaning up storm debris left by Hurricane Michael at Cooks Union United Methodist Church in Colquitt, Ga. Photo courtesy of the South Georgia Conference.

'Long road' for recovery from Hurricane Michael

In response to Hurricane Michael, South Georgia bishop says church’s mission work “really builds up compassion and strength over time.”
General Church

Bishop Matthews asks for prayers, action after D.C.-area mall shooting

“A deep sense of tragedy hangs in the air,” Bishop Marcus Matthews of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference wrote as he called for prayers in the wake of the Jan. 25 shooting at the Mall in Columbia.

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