Africa Central Conference

Central Conferences
The Rev. John Pena Auta (foreground), provost of Banyan Theological Seminary, works on a computer in the new communications center in Jalingo, Nigeria. Seated next to him is Dan Krause, top staff executive of United Methodist Communications in Nashville, Tenn. In the background are Tafadzwa Mudambanuki (left) from United Methodist Communications and Bishop John Wesley Yohanna of the Nigeria Episcopal Area. Photo by Danny Mai, United Methodist Communications.

New communication center aids learning in Nigeria

More effective global and local communication for United Methodist in Nigeria is the goal of new communications center.
Social Concerns
East Africa Bishop Daniel Wandabula stands with others outside Kayole St. John's United Methodist Church in Nairobi, Kenya, where he has launched the opening of The United Methodist Church Savings and Credit Co-Operative Society, the first church-based financial institution in the East Africa episcopal region. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

United Methodist credit union opens in East Africa

Co-operative society in Kenya aims to promote a savings culture and provide affordable credit to members and stakeholders.
General Church
The Rev Alan Masimba Gurupira, administrative assistant to Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa, sits next to South Congo Bishop Owan Kasap at a farewell dinner at Bouche Camp in Lubumbashi, Congo. A delegation of 12 lay and clergy members from the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area traveled to South Congo to exchange ministry ideas and strategies for church growth. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

Episcopal areas unite to grow church in Africa

Zimbabwe lay and clergy members travel to South Congo to exchange ministry ideas and strategies for church growth.
Social Concerns
Rufaro Chisenga places her offering on the altar at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe. Despite the country’s economic turmoil, pastors say members are continuing to give to the church. Photo by Priscilla Muzerengwa, UM News.

Zimbabwe churches keep faith in tough economic times

Financial turmoil affects United Methodist congregations, but churches continue mission and ministries.

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