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Important conversations made easier with UMC presentation slide deck

Important conversations made easier with UMC presentation slide deck

As a denomination, it’s important that pastors, church staff and members have a common understanding of the core background of The United Methodist Church. The new “We are the church. Together” resource from United Methodist Communications helps congregations root into shared beliefs, history, mission and ministry to stand strong and face the future — together.

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Justice for our Children: Healing for Our Native American Communities

Justice for our Children: Healing for Our Native American Communities

​“Justice for our Children: Healing for Our Communities” is the theme of this year’s observance, which pays particular attention to those Native American children who died at the schools and whose bodies were buried far from their homes. Resources are available for churches to join the prayer and action.

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Bishops plan for the election of new colleagues

Bishops plan for the election of new colleagues

Bishop Grant Hagiya, who leads the California-Pacific and Desert Southwest conferences, said orientation would include discussions of the denomination’s global nature, an overview of legal matters facing the denomination and guidance for running annual conference meetings. New bishops also will receive training on combatting sexism and racism. Hagiya emphasized that the orientation sessions would include worship and prayer.

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