Lake Junaluska, N.C.: Delivering the President's address at the Council of Bishops today in Lake Junaluska, N.C., Bishop Rosemarie Wenner said that discipleship in the 21st century, as in Biblical times, means that we sometimes travel difficult or uncharted roads.
United Methodist bishops from around the globe, including West Ohio's Bishop Gregory V. Palmer are gathering in North Carolina at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center for the Council of Bishops meeting, November 10-15, 2013.
NEW YORK (UMNS) —Typhoon Haiyan, possibly the strongest storm ever to make landfall, battered the Philippines Friday, Nov. 8. With sustained winds of 195 mph, the category 5 storm cut a swath of devastation across the northern tip of Cebu and tore through the three large island provinces of Samar, Leyte and Bohol.
Located in Springfield, Ohio, a city northeast of Dayton whose economy has seen better days, Faith United Methodist Church (UMC) was born from a merger of three churches, Central, Story-Hypes, and Lagonda UMC. Merger discussions took place over five years among seven United Methodist Churches, with the goal of creating a single church whose combined resources would enable it to effectively spread the gospel and serve neighbors throughout Springfield. Three of the congregations ultimately voted to become one church in 2009.
As a task group of friends of the Rev. Vance Summers, we write to share with you that on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 12:00 noon, a luncheon will be held to pay tribute to and celebrate the life and ministry of THE REVEREND VANCE SUMMERS. The luncheon will be held at Broad Street United Methodist Church, 501 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215. Vance and Leslie will be our guest at that time.
We welcome Reverend Scott Morris, MD to the West Ohio Conference. Reverend Morris is founder and CEO of the Church Health Center in Memphis, Tennessee, the largest faith-based health care ministry of its type.