Mission and Ministry

Global Health
United Methodist women process cassava tubers into attiéké, a traditional Ivorian dish, at a new semi-mechanized processing plant in Anyama, Côte d'Ivoire. A $200,000 grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief helped fund the production plant. Photo by Isaac Broune, UM News.

Traditional Ivorian dish cooking up profits for women

United Methodist women will be making attiéké, a traditional Ivorian dish made from cassava flour, at a new processing plant.
Theology and Education
James W. Story is working to preserve African American spiritual songs through an album and stage shows. Photo by Josh Cross, courtesy of Gallatin News.

Music educator devoted to preserving spirituals

The lifelong goal of musician James W. Story has been to preserve African American spiritual music, which inspired and instructed slaves as they traveled on the underground railroad toward freedom.
Disaster Relief
The Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Ponce, Puerto Rico, suffered extensive damage in a series of earthquakes that have rattled the area since Dec. 28. Photo courtesy of the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rican Methodists tackle earthquake response

Church is putting its Hurricane Maria experience to use as a series of earthquakes cause damage, power outages and a constant state of distress.
Theology and Education

Changes afoot for United Methodist schools’ group

Name and membership rules will be different but push for inclusiveness remains.

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