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District Disaster Response Team Returns from Texas Recovery Work

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.

Immigration Plan Needs Care and Prayers

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.

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Auschwitz Survivor, United Methodist Dead at 92

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.

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United Methodist Sworn in as New President of Liberia

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.

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Church First-Aid Training Helps Mother Save a Life

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!’”

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How Does a Person from Another Faith Convert to United Methodist?

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.

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