Tennessee Annual Conference

Social Concerns
Sheila Jones (right) joins in a service of remembrance for missing and murdered indigenous women during the Native Moccasins Rock gathering in Bon Aqua, Tenn. The program is sponsored by the Committee on Native American Ministries of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of The United Methodist Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Weekend spotlights Native culture

An annual gathering celebrating Native American culture under the auspices of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference draws Native and non-Native Americans for dance, art and contemplation of serious issues.
Global Health
Henriette Kibibi, 22, sews uniforms in her workshop near Kindu, Congo. Kibibi, a mother of two, received vocational training at the Mama Lynn Center in Kindu that helps her support her family. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UM News.

Center helps rape survivors restart lives

Once-vulnerable women who learned trades at the United Methodist Church of East Congo’s Mama Lynn Center are supporting themselves and becoming indispensable to their families.
Mission and Ministry
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Church builds shelter for orphans in Congo

The United Methodist Church recently built an orphanage in Kindu in the East Congo Conference to provide shelter for orphans formerly housed in foster homes.
Faith Stories
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia “Connie” Clark, board chair of the United Methodist Publishing House, died Sept. 24. She was 71. Photo by Ron Benedict, UMPH.

State high-court judge found time to serve church

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia “Connie” Clark was board chair of the United Methodist Publishing House, a veteran General Conference delegate and held key positions in her local church.

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