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The Rev. Telley Lynnette Gadson speaks while taking part in a four-city wellness and education tour organized by Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century titled “Build a Better You.” Photo courtesy of the South Carolina Advocate.

Pastor shares health journey to inspire others

People with weight issues should take charge of their own health in order for God to use them as God needs. The Rev. Telley Lynnette Gadson spoke during a four-city wellness and education tour organized by Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century titled “Build a Better You.”
Church History
For Halloween, the Virginia Conference communications office has put together an animated video on Facebook that tells the tale of Old Jeffrey. Screengrab of animated video courtesy of the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church by UM News.

A spooky John Wesley story for Halloween

Did you know that John Wesley had a ghost story? For Halloween, the Virginia Conference communications office has put together an animated video on Facebook that tells the tale of Old Jeffrey.
Church History
The Methodist Foundation of Ohio hosted clergy and laity on a pilgrimage to Turkey and Greece. Participants were able to follow in the footsteps of Paul and other sites mentioned in scripture. Photo courtesy of the East Ohio Conference.

Video from Turkey, Greece trip

A group of 34 clergy and laity made a nine-day pilgrimage to Turkey and Greece, led by Bishop Tracy S. Malone. Participants walked where Paul ministered in Laodicea, Hierapolis, Ephesus, Corinth and Athens. They also visited cities of five of the seven churches that the disciple John wrote about in the Book of Revelation.
Disaster Relief
Family photos show a four-generation Alaskan fish camp before it was destroyed by typhoon. Photos courtesy of the Rev. Bertha Koweluk, Greater Northwest Conference.

Responding to wreckage of Alaskan typhoon

The typhoon that hit more than 1,000 miles of Alaska coastline in late September didn’t just damage buildings but disrupted generational ways of living for years to come. The fish camps that provide people sustenance are mostly gone.

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