GC2016: Getting Connected from the Start

Joanne Utley

May 09, 2016

Check out all these different ways to connect with what’s going on in Portland:   Live Video Stream http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/general-conference-2016-live-video-stream-english  Beginning at 5 p.m. (EDT), Tuesday, May 10. Just remember that the local time in Portland, Oregon, is three hours behind New York. To follow the liturgy for each live-streamed worship service go to: https://gc2016worship.org/.   To Follow the Action Get the Android or iOS version app for your mobile devices at the ...

A Plea for Love

Bishop Jane Allen Middleton

May 02, 2016

Dear Sisters and Brothers of the New York Annual Conference,   Grace and peace in the precious name of Jesus Christ!   A statement issued today by 15 pastors and candidates for ministry in the New York Annual Conference who are part of the LGBTQI community brings a new reality to an issue which is on the hearts of many United Methodists. We are not of one mind on this issue.   I am bishop of all United Methodists in the New York Annual Conference, no matter where they stand on this and other ...

Conference Center on the Move

Ross Williams

May 02, 2016

Dear Clergy & Laity of the Annual Conference, Please post this reference sheet where your church secretary and church leaders can refer to it. Our Conference Center will soon be undergoing a renovation that has been years in the planning by our Board of Trustees.  During this time, roughly May 4th through September, we will be relocating to temporary space on the Greenwich / Port Chester border.  The renovation will primarily focus on addressing functional issues with our current ...

Mission Notes from Cagayan Valley, Philippines, Rev. E. Tapia

May 01, 2016

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Earthquake in Japan - Update from Hikari Kokai Chang

April 26, 2016

It was Thursday, April 14th when the southern island of Kyushu in Japan was hit by a M6.5 earthquake. On Saturday, another M7.3 quake caused even more damage. In particular, the Kumamoto Prefecture - the epicenter of the quake - was hit so hard that numerous buildings collapsed and caught fire.  Infrastructures across Kyushu were severely damaged, and landslides caused by quakes made relief work more difficult. Despite their difficult circumstances, many NGOs and religious organizations, ...

Marilyn Chan Visiting Livelihood project with GBGM Auditor on March 11-2016

April 24, 2016

On March 11-2016, Marilyn and her secretary, Sophany visited women's Livelihood that was granted by Women's Desk Program . To help support them for the small businesses that they can earn some benefit to take care their family and to reduce the poverty. Also they can send their children to school to get more knowledge that can help their family to have more confidence and to have better life. We took the picture with Pastor and his wife and Sunil our Auditor from GBGM In Front of the church at ...

Evangelical United Methodist Church of Ecuador (EUMCE) Earthquake Update

April 22, 2016

On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the central and northern coastal areas of Ecuador. The Ecuadorean government has now (Friday April 22) confirmed over 602 deaths; 12,492 wounded with 130 persons still missing as a result of the earthquake. There are approx. 25,000.00 displaced persons from the affected region, some 7,000 buildings destroyed and 2,740 buildings and 280 schools damaged.  The rescue work is still very important and volunteer teams from Ecuador and neighboring...

Finding New Ways to Offer God's Hope

Jim Stinson, Consultant on Older Adult Ministries

April 13, 2016

“I’m not very big,” said the Little Blue Engine. “I have never been over the mountain.” “But we must get over the mountain before the children awake,” said all the dolls and the toys. The little engine looked up and saw the tears in the dolls’ eyes. And she thought of the good little boys and girls on the other side of the mountain who would not have any toys or good food unless she helped. Then she said, “I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.” These words from the beloved, “The Little ...

Bishop Middleton's Easter Message

Bishop Jane Allen Middleton

March 23, 2016

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:   Grace and Peace to you in this Easter season. On March 8 and again on March 14, I spent several hours during long layovers in the Zaventem International Airport in Brussels while traveling to and from Sierra Leone. It is a beautiful, modern and serene facility. It is very passenger friendly. All of that changed in a moment on March 22, 2016, when two explosions wreaked unspeakable destruction on innocent people, killing and maiming dozens of women, men and ...

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