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Educator’s $12,000 Gift to Make Big Impact at Open Door Community H...
Educator’s $12,000 Gift to Make Big Impact at Open Door Community House, on ledger-enquirer.com

Educator/author Charlene Black donated $12,000 from the proceeds of her book, “God Had a Plan Even for a Little Girl From Dexter.” Open Door executive Kim Jenkins says the need to make room for ten computers and new Bibles “is a nice problem to have.”
8/28/2017 12:00:00 AM

Let Your Light So Shine Before Others; Tonya Lanier, on the-dispatc...
Let Your Light So Shine Before Others; Tonya Lanier, on the-dispatch.com

The first African-American to serve as the Western North Carolina Conference President says her life of service began when her church saw something more in her than she saw herself.
8/28/2017 12:00:00 AM

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day: August 26, 2017
Celebrating Women’s Equality Day: August 26, 2017

Women are making strides toward equality, but much more needs to be done to eliminate discrimination against women. 
8/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

Meeting New Ubuntu Sisters in Mozambique
Meeting New Ubuntu Sisters in Mozambique

Our Ubuntu Journey to Mozambique was a wonderful experience, and this African country has captured my heart.
8/23/2017 12:00:00 AM

Coach's Campaign Coming to Fruition at Cunningham Children's Home, ...
Coach's Campaign Coming to Fruition at Cunningham Children's Home, on news-gazette.com

Lou and Mary Henson visited to Cunningham in 2007. Lou, Illinois' winningest basketball coach, took a look at the gym and said, "No child should have to play sports in this facility." A new education and recreation center will be completed in the fall of 2018 thanks to the Hensons' vision and persistence.
8/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

United Methodist Women Condemns  Hate and Violence in Charlottesville
United Methodist Women Condemns Hate and Violence in Charlottesville

United Methodist Women condemns the racism, anti-Semitism and bigotry that bred the violence and loss of life connected to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
8/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

Leadership Training in the Philippines Offers Life-Changing Experie...
Leadership Training in the Philippines Offers Life-Changing Experiences

 A 7-day program in the Philippines educated and empowered women leaders to fight land-grabbing, environmental destruction and human rights abuses.
8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

Deaconess/Home Missioner: Option for Ministry by Laity
Deaconess/Home Missioner: Option for Ministry by Laity

"We are all ministers ... What is your ministry?" asks Elaine Robinson. United Methodist deaconesses and home missioners are in ministry "with the homeless and with children, care for the environment, and lead nonprofits. They may be firefighters, health care workers, or educators."
8/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

A Gathering for Peace at the Women’s Peace Dialogue
A Gathering for Peace at the Women’s Peace Dialogue

Leaders from Eastern Europe and Central Asia gather for the third round of the Women’s Peace Dialogue.
8/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

Protesting a ‘Culture of Silence’ in Sierra Leone, on umc.org
Protesting a ‘Culture of Silence’ in Sierra Leone, on umc.org

Regional missionary Elmira Sellu joined United Methodist Women in Freetown for a march to King Memorial United Methodist Church, where members of United Methodist Women were holding their Western District Annual Convention. 
8/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

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