Jul 25 2014

General Board of Global Ministries: First Class of Global Mission Fellows Takes Flight

Commissioned for service in 15 countries, 42 young adults from 11 countries become Generation Transformation Global Mission Fellows.

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Jul 25 2014

thoughtfulpastor: California Mystery Worship One: Hollywood UMC

“Good Heavens! Do you know what the land under this parking lot is worth?” That reaction came from the mouth of my friend, a real estate professional, when we found the parking lot of Hollywood United Methodist Church, right in the middle of . . . yes, indeed, Hollywood. As in Los Angeles. As in…

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Jul 25 2014

UMR: United Methodist Church vitality increases in United States

Bishop John Schol of the Greater New Jersey Conference recently highlighted  the latest vital congregations report which said that the goal of growing more “highly vital congregations” was seeing positive results. According to statistical comparisons between 2009 and 2012, the number of highly vital congregations in the United Methodist Church in the U.S.  grew from 14.6% to 33.9%. What […]

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Jul 25 2014

Quietly Rolling Thunder: Stormy Journey

The beginning of this week was filled with rain. The rain fell for the entirety of Monday, reminding me of the Kenyan rainforest and camping as a child. We kept the windows open through the day as we took our Sabbath. For a while, it felt as though we were keeping a traditional Sabbath, because […]

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Jul 25 2014

The Fat Pastor: the Bible under my bed

I found it under my bed.  I know, not the best place to keep it.  I have no idea how it got there, but one of the most powerful experiences I’ve ever had with my Bible came the night I … Continue reading

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Jul 25 2014

UMR: With Mosul’s Christians gone, Islamic State troops take over 4th-century monastery

ERBIL, Iraq: (RNS) A day after most of Mosul’s Christians fled, Islamic State fighters stormed the fourth-century Mar Behnam Monastery near the city. They forced two priests, a monk, a guard and a few families taking refuge there to leave the Syriac Catholic compound. Like many Christians from Mosul, which lies in the province of Nineveh, […]

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