DISTRICT DISASTER RESPONSE TEAM RETURNS FROM TEXAS
When the immediate danger is over, the media tends to move on to the next news-making story. Hurricane Harvey administered its wrath on the Gulf Coast in August of 2017. Five months later there are still hundreds of homes that were flooded, cleared out and now awaiting rebuilding.
If The United Methodist Church had a “Paid-in-Full” stamp, it would be getting good use around the world.
A record 28 of the 56 U.S. United Methodist conferences paid 100 percent of requested general-church giving in 2017, the denomination’s General Council on Finance and Administration reports.
Dreamers are not villains, they are children of God, said United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcaño.
“I have been very concerned about the way Dreamers, young people, are being villainized and used in this whole appropriations process,” said Carcaño, chair of the United Methodist Council of Bishop’s Immigration Task Force and episcopal leader of the California-Nevada Conference.
The United Methodist Church’s global membership now exceeds 12.5 million.
These membership figures come from the most recent annual conference journals sent to the General Council on Finance and Administration. The vast majority of the journals are from 2016 with some from 2017 or earlier years including one from 2013.
FRESH GROUNDED FAITH
Friday, March 9, 2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
9:00 am-12:30 pm
Jennifer Rothschild, best-selling author and nationally-recognized Bible study teacher
A faithful and committed United Methodist who was one of the last surviving inmates of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp died on Dec. 19, 2017, in Warsaw, Poland. Jadwiga Bogucka-Regulska was 92.
Bogucka-Regulska joined the Methodist Church just after World War II. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Warsaw for decades and served as secretary at the headquarters of The United Methodist Church in Poland from 1959-1983.
New Liberian President George Manneh Weah said the best way to help the poor is to ensure that public resources do not end up in the pockets of government officials.
Weah, a United Methodist and former soccer star, was officially sworn in as president of Liberia at a ceremony in the country’s capital Jan. 22. Weah succeeds fellow United Methodist Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
One little boy is alive today thanks to the quick thinking of his mom—and the first aid training she received at her United Methodist church the week prior.
Today age 3, Reed was at a fast food restaurant a year and half ago with his mother, Delana Pilgrim, his two siblings and his grandmother. Pilgrim’s mom took Reed to the table with his meal and put some of the fruit in front of him so Pilgrim could get the rest of the meals.
“As I was bringing the last of the food to the table, I heard my mom say in a worried voice, ‘He’s choking! He’s choking, Delana!’”
Becoming a United Methodist begins with a commitment to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ through participation in a local congregation.
Baptism marks the beginning of our lifelong journey as disciples of Jesus Christ. In baptism, we are initiated into the Christian church and incorporated into the community of God’s people, the body of Christ. Baptized Christians reaffirm the Baptismal Covenant as part of their membership vows. Those who have never been baptized will receive the sacrament of baptism before becoming members.