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"We dream of a just and loving church — one that is relevant, growing and ignited by the life-giving and world-changing power of the Holy Spirit." — Statement approved at Our Movement Forward summit.
Summit plans inclusive Methodist movement
MINNEAPOLIS (UM News) — Some 350 U.S. United Methodists gathered May 17-18 to discuss what a new Methodist movement centered on the marginalized might look like. Heather Hahn reports.
Hiwassee dental program will continue
ALCOA, Tenn. — A $100,000 gift from the Holston Foundation will allow the dental hygiene program of Hiwassee College to continue after the school's closure. Tennessee Wesleyan University in Athens, Tennessee, is acquiring the program, giving 15 rising seniors the ability to finish their degrees and entry to future students into the growing industry.
Hiwassee closing in May
Closures raise survival questions for small colleges
In difficulty, LifeSong Church sings new song
EAST ORLANDO, Fla. — When its biggest tenant folded, LifeSong Church saw its budget get a workout. But with faith in God and a bit of creativity, the United Methodist congregation is bulking up with new ministry. Yvette C. Hammett has the story.
World Council of Churches
Methodist bishop in Peru supports Venezuelan migrants
LIMA, Peru — The Methodist bishop of Peru has lamented acts of discrimination and violence against Venezuelans who have fled to different parts of Latin America as their own country is on the brink of collapse. "As Christians, we are called every day to generously practice hospitality," said Bishop Samuel Aguilar, who has welcomed three families of Venezuelans to live at the "Casa Metodista," the church's national headquarters.
Wesley Theological Seminary
'Rising Generation' scholarships offered
WASHINGTON — United Methodist Wesley Theological Seminary has announced the Rising Generation Awards, which will provide 10 full-tuition scholarships for new Master of Divinity candidates. The grants support the realization of a diverse but unified church as envisioned by young United Methodists in their statement at the recent special General Conference.
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