Tennessee Annual Conference

General Conference
The Rules Committee of the Commission on General Conference discusses plans for one legislative committee at the 2019 special session. From left are Stephanie Henry, chair of the Rules Committee; commission members Audun Westad and Stanislas Kassongo, and translator Isabelle Berger. The commission met Oct. Oct. 3-5 at Epworth by the Sea in St. Simons, Ga. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Plan approved for GC2019 decision-making

The Commission on General Conference has decided on a process to help delegates do the legislative work together.
Social Concerns
Dr. Marie Claire Manafundu, head of the Mama Lynn Center and wife of East Congo Area Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda, examines clothing at the Panzi Foundation in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, where victims of rape are able to learn a trade such as sewing to help support themselves. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UMNS.

Church seeks partnership for rape survivors' center

As Mama Lynn Center nears completion in Congo, United Methodists look to Panzi Foundation for possible partnership on training, other services.
General Church
A young adult being treated for the Ebola virus lies on a table in a clinic in west Africa in this screen shot from the animated video, “Ebola: A Poem for the Living.”  Nashville-based United Methodist Communications collaborated with Chocolate Moose Media and iHeed to create the video aimed at Ebola prevention and dispelling myths about how the disease spreads. Screen save, United Methodist Communications

Church agency uses animation to battle Ebola

United Methodist Communications has collaborated with an award-winning animator to produce a video to inform on Ebola prevention.

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