Youth

Mission and Ministry
Peter Rua (left) buys clothes at a store run by Tazama Youth in Christ in Mombasa County, Kenya. The program, a ministry of Tazama Christ United Methodist Church, provides training and employment opportunities at secondhand clothing stores, car washes, refreshment kiosks and other business ventures. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Kenyan youth put faith into action

Tazama Christ United Methodist Church youth program provides employment opportunities and mentoring in communities prone to drug and substance abuse.
Congregations
Volunteers from First United Methodist Church in Jamestown, N.D., hand out root beer floats and invitations to their after-school program. Photo from First United Methodist Church's Facebook page, courtesy of the Dakotas Conference.

A root beer float introduction

First United Methodist Church broke out the big guns to attract children: root beer floats. Children who came by for a treat were also handed a card with a QR code that took them to an app giving information about its Crosswalk after-school program.
Ecumenism
Faith leaders from around the world join together during the closing prayer service for the World Council of Churches' 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany. From right are: The Rev. Heike Springhart of the Evangelical Church in Germany, Bishop Abraham Mar Paulos of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar, Metropolitan Zacariah Mar Nicholovos of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, United Methodist Bishops Sally Dyck and Mary Ann Swenson from the U.S., and the Rev. Hyuk Cho of the United Church of Canada. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

WCC General Assembly closes with call to ‘act for justice’

At the 11th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches, around 3,000 participants from 120 countries met to discuss the future direction of ecumenism.
Young People
When kids came to camp throughout the summer, they were invited to put their name, handprint and year on a canoe. When parents picked up their children, they were also invited to put a donation into the canoe, whether it was change or pop cans or a check. Money raised will go toward the new bathhouse. Photo courtesy of the Northern Skies District.

Camp Michigamme celebrates 100 years

Campers marked 100 years of ministry at Camp Michigamme with celebrations and a worship service. Camp Michigamme is the only district-owned camp in the Michigan Conference.

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