Embracing Life Fully—However It Comes

Jim Stinson, Consultant on Older Adult Ministries

August 16, 2016

“Sitting full in the moment, I practiced on the God-awful difficulty of just paying attention.  It’s a contention of Heat Moon’s—believing as he does any traveler who misses the journey misses all he’s going to get—that a man becomes his attentions.” This is from a delightful book, “Blue Highways” by William Least Heat-Moon, published in 1983. The book details his observations of people and places as he travels the perimeter of the United States, always on the back roads, almost never on an ...


Message from Rev. John Calhoun Mission Advocate, Northeastern Jurisdiction

August 11, 2016

Dearest friends,   Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!  I pray that you are well, and having a peaceful and joyful summer season.  Although each day brings reminders of the suffering and strife in the world around us, we also pause to give thanks to God for all His many blessings:  the gift of family and friends; access to abundant food, clean water, and advanced health care; and a faith that binds us together in peace and with hope for the future.   As Mission Advocate ...


Message from Missionary Sun Lae Kim from Mongolia

August 10, 2016

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Emmanuel and Florence Mefor, Mutambara Mission Hospital, Nhedziwa, Zimbabwe

August 08, 2016

We send you greetings to from West Chester, Pennsylvania. We write to update you on the progress of Emmanuel‘s health condition. On a general note we say “so far so good”. We give thanks to God for the gift of complete healing which continues to “trickle” in, endlessly from his spring of life. Ezk 47: 9. Emmanuel has been improving slowly but steadily. Presently he is able to walk a good distance without a cane. The numbness on his lower limbs is gradually fading as the spinal cord recovers.


VIM Nicaragua 2016

August 05, 2016

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Prayer for Unity in a Time of Crisis

Bishop Jane Allen Middleton

July 08, 2016

My Beloved Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. I am reminded of Jesus weeping over Jerusalem. Surely he weeps with us today. Following the tragic shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, which further undermined any sense of trust in the fairness of treatment of blacks and other persons of color, we are now stunned by the wanton act of ambush in Dallas last night resulting in the deaths of five police officers and wounding of ...


Missionary Helen Camarce's Newsletter from Cambodia

July 01, 2016

It’s quite a while that I have not given you any update on my journey here in Cambodia. Where am I on my journey? Will I leave a clear trail in Cambodia so others may see the path to Christ?


Helping West Virginia in this Time of Need

Bishop Jane Allen Middleton

June 30, 2016

A UMNS slideshow showing the damage in West Virginia is available for viewing.  Dear Sisters and Brothers of the New York Annual Conference,   The news of flooding from West Virginia has shown great devastation to a part of our nation that is already economically vulnerable. We pray for those who have lost loved ones, all who have lost homes and all who face a long-term recovery effort. As United Methodists, we know that the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is already on the scene ...


Concrete Acts of Love Can Help Caregivers

Jim Stinson, Consultant on Older Adult Ministries

June 22, 2016

“I know I did the right thing, but I cannot stop feeling guilty for doing so.”  Some decisions are not only difficult to make, they are also heartbreaking to make. His wife has advanced dementia and is difficult for anyone to manage, let alone a 90-plus-year-old spouse. She would not allow aides or companions into her home —that was the first option. She would not consider moving to an assisted living facility. She was closed to every available option. So she stayed where she was longer than was...


Marilyn Chan at Susanna Wesley dormitory & Somreth MC in Kampong Thom

June 13, 2016

This message is from our missionary in Cambodia, Marilyn Chan. We 're visiting the Somreth Methodist Church and was there to empower and encourage the students with sermon and worship. We met with most of the girls that stayed at the dormitory but are tight on space because number of students are progressing. We were there all morning of June 5th 2016.


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