According to the superintendent of the Beni District, a faithful United Methodist woman and two of her children were among at least 13 people killed during the latest violence in the village of Komanda in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri province.
An effort for church revitalization that is part of United Methodist Discipleship Ministries, Fresh Expressions held its first national conference. The strategies discussed included informal meetings in brew pubs, coffee shops, campgrounds, private homes and on digital platforms.
Called “Lakbayin” or “journey,” the Manila Area program aims to make disciples as mandated by the Great Commission (Matthew 28). Lessons can be contextualized according to geographic locations and local church situations.
An Abingdon Press book series by Levine, an acclaimed Jewish scholar of the New Testament, has been a hit with Sunday school classes and other small groups, yielding her speaking invitations from many churches.
Delegates to The United Methodist Church’s top lawmaking assembly say they have yet to receive critical information that they usually receive months ahead of the big event. General Conference organizers promise that the information is coming soon.
Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, provides Sunday worship service through the church’s conference phone line so participants who can’t attend in person can stay connected.